Newborn Care Workshop: Taught by registered nurses using evidence-based practice, this interactive, hands-on class teaches new parents and grandparents how to care for their babies with knowledge and confidence. The three-hour class covers basic infant care such as bathing, diapering, cord care, and soothing a baby. Household baby-proofing and basic infant first aid are discussed along with safe sleep environment and car seat safety. $40 fee includes mother and partner. Class time is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This class is offered on the following Sundays: 1/28/18, 2/18/18, 3/25/18, 4/8/18, 5/6/18 and 6/24/18.
One-Day Childbirth Education Class: Developed for busy expecting parents, this one-day class focuses on evidence-based information that empowers parents to manage the process of labor and birth and make informed choices for their birth experience. This class provides an understanding of the stages of labor and familiarity with medical and hospital procedures. Discussion will focus on pain management options and we will practice techniques for relaxation, breathing, and pushing. Class includes what to expect in the immediate postpartum period and a tour of the Pascal Family Birthing Center. Class time is 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your lunch or access the café on site. $75 fee includes mother and support person. This class is offered on the following Saturdays: 1/27/18, 2/17/18, 3/24/18, 4/7/18, 5/5/18 and 6/23/18.
Essentials of Breastfeeding: Learn how to breastfeed with confidence. Taught by a registered nurse, this course will cover the basics of breastfeeding including advantages of breastfeeding, initiating breastfeeding, various breastfeeding positions, establishing and identifying a good latch, and feeding and pumping guidelines. This interactive class also includes a helpful book. Class time is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The $30 fee includes mother and support person. This class is offered on the following Mondays: 1/29/18, 2/26/18, 3/26/18, 4/9/18, 5/21/18 and 6/25/18.
Childbirth Express/Refresher Class: This express childbirth preparation class is ideal for families who may want a very basic childbirth class, need a childbirth refresher course, or for those who will be requesting anesthesia for pain relief. Discussion will provide an overview of labor and birth, what to expect when coming to the hospital, breathing and relaxation techniques to manage early labor, and anesthesia options. Class time is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $30 fee includes mother and support person. This class is offered on the following Mondays: 1/22/18, 3/5/18 and 5/7/18.
Preparing to be a Big Brother/Big Sister: This class helps big brothers and sisters ages 3-5 adjust to their new sibling by teaching them what to expect with the arrival of a new baby. Topics covered include baby safety, what a newborn looks like and sounds like, and how babies grow and change. Big brothers and sisters will be honored with a certificate and presented with a special gift to celebrate their new role! Class time is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. $30 fee per family. This class is offered on the following Sundays: 1/28/18, 3/25/18 and 5/6/18.
Pumping: Making it Work: Perfect for moms returning to work while breastfeeding. Know your legal rights for pumping breaks at work! Learn how to use your breast pump and techniques to maintain milk supply. We will discuss safe milk handling and storage. You may bring your own breastpump. Class time is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $30 fee includes mother and support person. This class is offered on the following Mondays: 12/11/17, 2/12/18, 4/16/18 and 6/4/18.
Comfort Techniques for Natural Birth: This hands-on class is designed for parents who wish to practice comfort techniques for non-pharmaceutical pain relief during labor. Please dress comfortably for various position changes. It is recommended to bring snacks and a pillow from home. Class time is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. $40 fee includes mother and up to two support people. This class is offered on the following Sundays: 2/18/18, 4/8/18 and 6/24/18.
For further information about our classes at UM BWMC, please contact the Childbirth Education Coordinator at 410-595-1794 or via email at Childbirtheducation@umm.edu. Please be aware that all classes are subject to cancellation one week prior to class date if enrollment is inadequate. Efforts will be made to assist you in enrolling in another class.
Pascal Women's Center Tour: Helps families get acquainted with UM BWMC and its facilities. Tour the center and learn about the high-quality care and services for growing families. Free
Prenatal Yoga: Ten-week session designed for the journey of pregnancy. Physician consent required. $60. Visit mybwmc.org/exercise for registration and more info on our exercise classes.
Lactation Support Group: Get answers to questions while connecting with and supporting other moms. Led by a certified lactation consultant, all breastfeeding moms and children are welcome. Every second and fourth Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. No registration needed. For more information, call the lactation consultant line at 410-595-1782.
**Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted methods of payment for class fees. For financial assistance to attend a childbirth class, please call 410-787-4517.
To contact the Pascal Women's Center, call 410-595-1785.