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Classes and Tours for New and Expectant Parents 

Mom, baby and siblingThe birth of your baby adds a brand new dimension to your life. That’s why St. Mary's Hospital offers special classes to help you prepare for the changes a new baby brings, for the special care you and your baby will need, and for your special time together.

These programs are offered prenatally to all mothers planning to deliver at St. Mary's. Fathers or other support persons are encouraged to attend the classes too. Registration is limited, so please register early.

 

TOURS


Family Birth Center Tours
One-hour tours of the labor/delivery unit and postpartum unit are available for expectant parents. Tours are held on Sundays at 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. except for these holiday weekends: New Years, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence
Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Classes are held at St. Mary’s Hospital (when you arrive, see Info Desk attendant for room number).
To Register (required):
Online: click here
Call (608) 512-4001



CLASSES (no fee)

Breastfeeding
For moms-to-be who are planning to breastfeed or are deciding how they’ll feed their baby. Learn about breast anatomy, the mechanics of breastfeeding, breast care, nutrition for breastfeeding women, solutions for common breastfeeding challenges and resources available in the community. Classes are held at St. Mary’s Hospital (when you arrive, see Info Desk attendant for room number).
To Register (required):
Online: click here
Call (608) 512-4001


Caring for Your Newborn
Learn to recognize typical physical and behavioral characteristics of a new baby. You'll also learn infant feeding, cord care, diapering, and measures you can take for your baby's health and safety.
Classes are held at St. Mary’s Hospital (when you arrive, see Info Desk attendant for room number).
To Register:
For May 14, click here
For additional dates, click here
Or call (608) 512-4001


Postpartum Care
This class focuses on mom’s health after delivery. Topics include physical changes, possible emotional changes for you and your family, the first few days at home with your new baby, exercise and proper nutrition.
Classes are held at St. Mary’s Hospital (when you arrive, see Info Desk attendant for room number).
To Register (required):
Online: click here
Or call (608) 512-4001

 

CLASSES (fee)

Childbirth Education
Certified, experienced childbirth instructors will teach you and your support person ways to enhance your comfort and decision-making during labor and birth. The class covers relaxation and breathing methods, labor support skills, signs and stages of labor, labor variations and complications, pain management techniques and medication options for a healthy and joyous birth experience. For schedule or to register online, click
here. Or, call (608) 512-4001.

Infant CPR
Learn the skills of infant (0-12 mo.) CPR and relief of choking in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere – perfect for expecting parents. This course is for those who would like to learn CPR for personal reasons; no course completion card is issued. For schedule or to register online, click
here. Or, call (608) 827-4424 or (800) 368-5596. 


Adult, Child & Infant CPR
Learn the skills of adult, child and infant CPR, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This class intended for those taking a CPR course for personal reasons – no course completion card is issued. For schedule or to register online, click
here. Or, call (608) 827-4424 or (800) 368-5596. 


 


 

   
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