Fostering Knowledge and Support For New Parents
You may not know what exactly to expect when you bring your baby home the first time, but we’re here to help. Med Center Health’s education and support services have created a series of classes to help new parents prepare for their new baby, and reduce the stress associated with being a new parent.
Taught by pediatric specialists and professionals, our classes cover what to expect physically, medically, and emotionally, as well as helping you think about child-proofing every room in your home to keep baby safe.
Our classes include Prepared Childbirth, Breastfeeding Basics, Newborn Care and Safety and Ready, Set, Go!! among others.
Learn more about Med Center Health’s classes for expectant parents.
- Breastfeeding Basics: covers the benefits of breastfeeding, techniques, pumping and how to get the best start for you and your baby.
- C-Section Class: offers information and discussion on Cesarean surgery, including how to prepare for returning home after surgery.
- Grandparents Class: offers an update for grandparents on the many changes and advances in infant care since you raised your children. A pediatrician will discuss the latest techniques and answer questions.
- Newborn Care and Safety: hands-on skills training and a discussion of safety issues for newborns. Includes infant CPR demonstration, so bring a doll or stuffed animal on which to practice.
- Prepared Childbirth Class (series): information, techniques and facility tours to help you and your partner get ready for the birth of your child.
- Ready, Set, Go!: designed for all parents who plan to deliver at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. It will guide you through paperwork, take you on a tour of the Obstetrics Unit and get you ready for the big day.
- Siblings Class: for ages 3 and up to help prepare brothers and sisters for the arrival of a new baby. Siblings are encouraged to bring a doll or stuffed animal.
- Twins or More!: information to help prepare parents of multiples for the unique challenges ahead. Support networks will be discussed. The class is led by nurse who is also the parent of twins.