Childbirth Classes and Support Groups
Sacred Heart Women's Hospital offers a variety of prenatal education classes designed to help you and other parents-to-be prepare for your special day and for the days that follow back home with your new baby.
To register for any of our educational classes or for more information, please call The Nesting Place Women's Boutique at (850) 416-6378. To download a childbirth class calendar, please click here: 2014 Childbirth Education Calendar.
Prepared Childbirth Series ($50)
This class meets once a week for four weeks to help better prepare you and your partner to be active participants in your baby’s birth. A full day class is also offered one to two Saturdays per month, depending on demand. You will learn techniques, exercises, and comfort measures that will be helpful during your labor. The course also includes a complete tour of the obstetrics area of Sacred Heart Women's Hospital.
Childbirth Refresher ($20)
This class is specially designed as an update and review for couples and mothers who have attended a complete Prepared Childbirth Series within the last three years. Classes are scheduled on an as-needed basis.
"My Family’s Growing" Sibling Fair ($10 per sibling)
This fun fair prepares children ages 3 through 10 for a new baby in a family. The class is held quarterly on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and includes a tour of the OB area, games, a movies, and baby care stations.
Newborn Parenting ($20)
This 2.5 hour class describes important aspects of caring for your baby, including bathing, dressing, feeding tips, how to soothe a fussy baby, and natural newborn characteristics. Other topics covered include safety concerns and caring for a sick baby. A Sacred Heart pediatrician will be available during the question-and-answer period.
Breastfeeding Support Class ($20)
Our Breastfeeding Support service begins with a two-and-a-half-hour class offered twice a month, Saturday mornings and evenings. The class addresses common concerns and teaches techniques to make breastfeeding easier.
Mommy & Me (Free)
This support group provides mothers with babies with an opportunity to share experiences, provide support, and develop parenting skills. The group is free of charge and meets each month on the first and third Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
CPR for Family and Friends
This class teaches skills in infant and child CPR and first aid for a child who is choking. The course includes information on safety and a video that addresses prevention of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) and the most common fatal injuries in infants and children. The course is offered through Sacred Heart's Education & Training Department. Please call 416-7264 for registration and course fee information.