Classes

Natural Childbirth Class

This class supports mothers desiring a natural delivery without the use of medication through instruction on Lamaze coping strategies for labor and birth. Alternative comfort measures for laboring and pushing are also introduced. Mothers planning an unmedicated delivery should take this class in addition to the Prepared Childbirth Class.

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Prepared Childbirth

This course discusses the physical changes you can expect during pregnancy, labor, delivery and after the birth of your child. You will learn about hospital procedures, anesthesia and medications, as well as information about our nursery. Classes include a tour of the maternity facilities at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Infant care and basic coping strategies for labor and birth are taught. This class is offered as a weekly series or as a weekend class. It is recommended for first-time parents.

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Multiples

This course is designed just for parents expecting multiple babies. This course covers what to expect during pregnancy and the labor and delivery of multiples. How to adjust to life with multiples once you get home from the hospital is also covered in this class. Couples should register for this class as soon as possible.

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Breastfeeding Preparation

Certified lactation (breastfeeding) consultants teach this class for expectant first-time parents and experienced parents who wish to review the basics of breastfeeding. Practical skills and information are the focus of this class. Fathers or support persons are encouraged to attend class with mothers.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

An interactive seminar that helps dads prepare for a new baby. New dads get to ask questions, find out about dad’s role in breastfeeding, how to help mom manage the baby blues, and much more!

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