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Prepared Childbirth 4-week series

Knowing what to expect prior to the birth of your baby will go a long way towards helping prepare you and your family.  Whether you are planning to give birth naturally or with the assistance of medications, this class is designed to help an expectant mother and her support partner prepare for the birth of her baby.  For your comfort, we recommend completing this series 2-3 months before your due date.  Please bring a blanket and 2 pillows. This series includes: Tips for staying comfortable at the end of pregnancy, How to know when labor begins, What to bring to the hospital, What to expect in labor through the birth of your baby, Techniques to help cope with the challenges of labor, Medical options for labor and delivery, Cesarean birth, Recovery after delivery, Normal newborns, A tour of the Birthplace. Class meets once a week, for 4 weeks, beginning on the date listed.

Location:

North Classroom 2C&D (North elevators to 2nd floor)
1101 W. University Dr.
Rochester, MI  48316

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Date: Tue, 07-07-2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: $85.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 6 of 10

Big Brother/Big Sister Class

Your children may have lots of questions about your pregnancy, and a few anxieties about what life will be like with a new baby around!  This class can help them learn about the coming event in a positive way and participate fully in all the preparation. Kids will tour The Birthplace to see where mom will stay. They'll hear a story, ask questions and practice holding a baby. They will also pick up helpful pointers about caring for the newest member of the family. An adult must attend the class with the child.  Suggested for children ages 3 and up. Cost is $15 per family.  (Please include each child's name and age)

Location:

North classroom 2 C&D (north elevators to 2nd floor)
1101 W. University Dr.
Rochester, MI  48307

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Date: Thu, 07-16-2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: $15.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 7 of 10

Birthplace Tour

Take a tour of the Birthplace and learn about where to go and what to bring when you are ready to deliver.  You can also check out the Birthplace page on our website for information and to pre-register for your delivery.  Registration for the tour includes the expectant mother and her support person.  No children under the age of 15 are allowed on this tour.  Registration is required.

Location:

North Entrance main lobby
1101 W. University
Rochester, MI  48307

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Date: Thu, 07-16-2015
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 6 of 10

Preparing for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for infants as well as a unique relationship between mother and baby.  This class will answer your questions and help you get off to the best possible start as a nursing mother.  A registered nurse/certified lactation consultant teaches the class.  Registration includes both mom and her partner.  Your insurance company may reimburse you for the cost of this class. Topics include: How to position and latch How to know if baby is eating enough What to do if you are having problems Breast care Pumping Returning to work

Location:

North Classrooms 2 C&D (North elevators to 2nd floor)
Crittenton Hospital
1101 W. University Dr.
Rochester, MI  48307

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Date: Thu, 07-23-2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Price: $30.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 5 of 10

Prepared Childbirth Express

Knowing what to expect prior to the birth of your baby will go a long way towards helping prepare you and your family.  Whether you are planning to give birth naturally or with the assistance of medications, this class is designed to help an expectant mother and her support partner prepare for the birth of her baby.  For your comfort, we recommend completing this class 2-3 months before your due date.  Please bring a blanket and 2 pillows. This condensed class includes the most important information covered in the 4-week series: Tips for staying comfortable at the end of pregnancy, How to know when labor begins, What to pack for the hospital, What to expect in labor through the birth of your baby, Techniques to help cope with the challenges of labor, Medical options for labor and delivery, Cesarean birth, Recovery after delivery, Normal newborns, A tour of the Birthplace. There will be a break for lunch.  You may bring a lunch or purchase one at the cafeteria or a nearby restaurant.

Location:

Classrooms 2 C&D (North elevators to 2nd floor)
Crittenton Hospital
1101 W. University Dr.
Rochester , MI  48307

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Date: Sat, 07-25-2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: $85.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 7 of 10

Online Baby Care & Breastfeeding Class

This comprehensive program allows you to see everything you need via an easy-to-use website and guidebook.  Learn at your own pace in your own home.  This program focuses on breastfeeding your newborn, baby care and safety, as well as mother care post-delivery. Once registered for this program, you will receive an e-mail with details within 5 days.

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Date: Sat, 08-01-2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $20.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: Unlimited

Childbirth Education eClass

Understanding Birth: eClass, is a unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive, evidence-based information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth. In this class, you’ll learn all about the birth process and medical procedures through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You’ll also get a sense of what labor’s really like as you watch several complete birth stories, and you’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan! Included in your registration is a tour of the Birthplace at Crittenton and a skills session with one of our childbirth educators. Once registered, participants will receive an email with a link to the class as well as additional information within 2-3 business days.  You will have access to the website for 60 days from your first login.

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Date: Sat, 08-01-2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $75.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: Unlimited

Grandparents Class

Are you excited about becoming a new grandparent?  Grandbabies are such a fun addition to your family and Grandparents offer love, knowledge, and wisdom to new parents. Come to a two hour session that will give you helpful tips and information regarding basic infant care, home safety, car seat information, and pediatric needs; updating you on fun ways to interact with the new baby.  Registration includes two adults, please include second name in comments.

Location:

North Classroom 2B (North elevators to 2nd floor)
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
1101 W. University Dr
Rochester, Mi  48307

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Date: Sat, 08-01-2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Price: $15.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 10 of 10