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Prenatal Education Classes

Pregnancy is a new and exciting time in your life. Learning all you can about yourself and the developing baby will help you make the right choices for a healthy pregnancy and ensure the good health of your baby.

sign up onlineOur classes are taught by certified childbirth educators, RNs from the birthing center, lactation nurses and our OB providers.

Childbirth Education - Full 6-Week Series
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., North Conference Room 1
January 6 - February 10
February 13 - March 20
March 27 - May 1
The full series of classes is designed for parents having their first baby, or those who have had children without the benefits of prepared childbirth education. Registration required.
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Childbirth Education - Weekend Class
Friday evening from 6:30-8:30 and Saturday from 9 am - 3:30 pm, Auditorium A
January 17,18
February 14, 15
March 14,15
April 18,19
The class content is similar to the full series, but is offered in a condensed format. Registration required.
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Beyond Birth - Caring for Moms & Babies
Friday evening from 6:30-8:30 and Saturday from 9 am - 3:30 pm, Auditorium A
Monday February 10
Thursday March 20
Thursday May 1
The class content is similar to the full series, but is offered in a condensed format. Registration required.
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Childbirth Education - Refresher Class
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Auditorium
January 9
March 13
The refresher class is for parents who have attended prepared childbirth classes during a previous pregnancy. Registration required.*
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Childbirth Ed - Childbirth 101
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Every other month,
The class content is similar to the full series, but is offered in a condensed format, specific to the needs of teen and young adult parents. Call 354-5454 x2410 to register.

Childbirth Express
Call for class times or to schedule an appointment with a childbirth educator.A combined web-based program and a two-session classroom experience. Attend the orientation and receive a web-enhanced guide for work at home. Guide includes 58 video clips and 10 worksheets. Fee: $5.00 for the course and booklet. Call 354-5454 ext. 8369 to register.

Just for Dads Baby Basics Class
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., CCR#3
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Fathers will learn basic infant care skills such as holding, feeding, burping, changing diapers, comforting baby. (Sponsored by Monadnock Family Services of Keene). Registration required.*

Just for Moms Baby Basics Class
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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Moms will learn basic infant care skills such as feeding, burping, changing diapers, sleeping patterns, deprivation and napping, crying and soothing techniques, bonding and attachment, and working in cooperation with the baby's father. (Sponsored by Monadnock Family Services of Keene). Registration required.*

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
6:30 - 7:30 pm, Auditorium
Monday February 3
Thursday March 13
Thursday April 24
Families learn the benefits of breastfeeding and "how-tos" for a successful breastfeeding experience. Registration not required. For information, call the Lactation Resource Center at 354-5480.

Prenatal Aquatic Exercise Class
Every Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Farnum Outpatient Rehab, Central Bldg, Lower Level
Prepare yourself for the birth process! The buoyancy effect of water decreases stress on the joints and reduces swelling, therefore decreasing pain and promoting wellness during pregnancy. Please call 354-6630 to register by the first Tuesday of each month. FEE: $5 per class

Prenatal Yoga
Mondays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Central Building, Level 1Practice postures and breathing techniques that will leave you relaxed, strengthened and rejuvenated.  Learn helpful approaches to labor and birthing, and practical ways to relieve common aches and pains. To register, call the instructor Jennie Gryczka at 617-306-3511. There is a fee for this class and registration is required.

Prenatal Smoking Cessation Education & Support Group
Call for dates and times.
Pregnant moms and partners learn about ways to help reduce/quit smoking, how to deal with people who smoke around them, and meet other moms to find out what is working for them. For more information and to register call the Prenatal Coordinator's office at 354-6641.

Managing Labor Pain
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Auditorium
Monday January 27
Thursday March 6
Thursday April 17
For women anticipating a vaginal birth and their partners to learn about coping strategies, medications and anesthesia. Taught by a doctor, midwife and labor and delivery nurse. The content of this program is included in the six-week and weekend classes. A tour will be also be offered.   Registration not required.

Sibling Class
One Saturday of Every Month, 10 - 11:30 am, North Conf. Rm. 1, North Bldg. LA
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
Help prepare your family for the birth of your new baby. See the room where Mom will stay, visit the nursery and see a new baby, and more. Registration required.*
Click Here to Register Online or call 354-5454 ext. 8369.