For more information or to sign-up for a class, call (800) 889-3627 or register online.
We go to great lengths to help the entire family adjust to the upcoming birth. Our sibling classes will help ease children's fears of bringing a new baby home and teach them how to help with caring for their new brother or sister. We also offer a full range of classes for parents covering pregnancy, breastfeeding, prepared childbirth, and baby care. First-time moms will benefit from our complete childcare series. Experienced families, however, may opt for a refresher course. In either case, a tour of our facilities can be a great help.
Birthing Suites Tour and/or Early Pregnancy Class
The free Early Pregnancy Class ideally should be attended in the first months of pregnancy. In addition to the class, a free tour of the Birthing Suites is conducted on the same date. The tour is conducted first, which allows for those not pregnant or in the later trimesters to leave prior to the Early Pregnancy Class.
Prenatal & Cesarean Classes
This series of classes, usually attended in the seventh month of pregnancy, includes information regarding labor, delivery, (to include vaginal, Cesarean section, and complications of delivery), post-partum, and care of the newborn. Upon availability, the newborn class includes a question and answer phase with a local Pediatric/Family physician.
Cost: $15.00 per couple
Cesarean Section Class Only
This is the second in a series of three classes to be attended in the seventh month of pregnancy. It is encouraged for all fathers who wish to accompany the mother to the operating room in the event of a Cesarean section, whether planned or if the need arises during advanced labor.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Taught monthly by our Board Certified Lactation Consultant, these classes are highly informative and will promote preparation techniques to help ensure that your breastfeeding experience will be fulfilling and successful. These classes are held the third Monday of each month from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. These classes are free of charge but do require advance registration.
Breastfeeding Support Group
We offer a breastfeeding support group that allows for information and interaction with other mothers and infants sharing similar experiences. Come join us the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. This class is free of charge but does require advance registration by calling (904) 639-3515.
Sibling Preparedness Class
We understand that the birth of your baby will be a special addition to your whole family. Our Sibling Preparedness Classes are unique in that they can help ease the transition of the new baby into your already established family. These classes, for children three through eleven years of age, are scheduled every month. They are held on Monday evenings from 5:45pm - 7:00pm. This informative but fun class encourages the soon-to-be Big Brothers and Sisters to interact safely with the newborn. Concerns regarding jealousy are sensitively explored through animated video and brief discussion. These classes are free of charge but advanced registration is required.