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Class: First-Time Parents

Parents who want to take a class as a refresher are welcome, too.

Baby 101: Understanding Your Newborn

One 3-hour Session, $40

This class will help you become familiar with characteristics of normal newborn behavior and appearance, feeding and sleeping cues and learning your baby's unique language and needs. Hands on practice with swaddling, bathing, diapering and calming techniques. A must for any new parent.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

One 3-hour Session, $40

Boot Camp for New Dads is a highly successful program designed to build confidence and prepare fathers for the challenges of fatherhood. This discussion group unites new fathers and their babies with expectant dads. Topics covered include: troubleshooter’s guide to crying babies, caring for new moms, birth and bonding, the postpartum experience, and balancing family and career.

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Breastfeeding Basics

One 3-hour Session on Weekday Evening or Saturday Morning, $40

For parents interested in breastfeeding, this class will provide information that will create a strong foundation for success. Topics covered include: importance of breastfeeding, anatomy of the breast, having a good milk supply, positioning and latch and the importance of skin to skin, collection and storage of breast milk, and troubleshooting common problems. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Childbirth Preparation

Four 3-hour Sessions on Weekday Evenings, $80

This four-week class series covers what to expect during the final months of pregnancy, during labor and delivery and the initial postpartum period.

Topics covered include anatomy, helpful terminology, stages of labor, comfort strategies that really work, medical procedures and the birth team. Hands-on time will allow mothers and their partners to practice strategies for labor, including massage, relaxation and positioning.

This four-week format allows couples to develop relationships with other expectant families.

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Childbirth Preparation Over 30

Four 3-hour Sessions on Weekday Evenings, $80

This four-class series, taken in the 3rd trimester, is identical to the Childbirth Preparation Series, only it is created for parents over 30. A tour is included with the class.

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Express Childbirth Preparation

One 6-hour Session on Saturday or Sunday, $50

This course offers a condensed version of the information provided in the longer childbirth series. This six-hour class covers the basics of labor and delivery. Coping techniques are discussed, with limited hands-on practice time.

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Family Birthplace Tours for Adults (Hospital Tour)

One 1-hour Session, FREE

This tour walks through The Family Birthplace and helps patients learn about the hospital routine from admission, through labor and delivery to postpartum. Benefits of delivering at P/SL will be covered.

Throughout flu season, on the labor and delivery unit no one under the age of 18 is allowed to visit, except children of patients who have been prescreened and vaccinated against the flu. During flu season, visitor under the age of 18 are not permitted on tours, nor should anyone attend who may be experiencing flu like symptoms.

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Fast Track Weekend Childbirth Preparation

One 6-hour Session on Saturday plus One 6-hour Session on Sunday (12 hours total), $75

This course offers all of the information of a Traditional Childbirth Preparation Series in a convenient two-day weekend format.

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Infant Safety

One 3-hour Session on Saturday Morning, $55 (Includes CPR book)

This class will teach parents how to deal with emergencies that may arise in baby’s first year of life, as well as how to create a safe environment for infants in which to explore and thrive. In this class, parents will learn how to administer CPR to an infant, skills to assist a choking infant, basic car seat safety, baby-proofing and basic first-aid for infants.

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