Maternity Services

Newborn and Parenthood Preparation

LaChance baby nursery

Sibling Class

This class is intended to prepare children for the arrival of a new brother or sister. How babies are fed, diapered and cared for are some of the topics that are covered. Children are shown a brief movie and given a tour of the maternity unit so they can see where mom and the new baby will be once it is born. The class even comes complete with coloring book, crayons and cookies.

  • 1:00pm-2:30pm. One Sunday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September & November) Date to be announced at registration.
  • Fee: $15.

Mother & Baby Class

Teaches new mothers what to expect during the first three months after your baby is born. Includes information on the post partum period as well as newborn care.

  • One evening, 6:00pm–8:30 pm. First Thursday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November).
  • Fee: $20 delivering at Heywood, $30 delivering elsewhere

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Pair it with our Evening Childbirth Education Class!

This class will provide you with the information and techniques to ensure a successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience. Topics include health benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby, positioning, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk, expression and storage of milk, and how to continue breastfeeding if you plan to return to work.

  • One evening, 6:00pm–8:30 pm. Third Monday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November)
  • Fee: $20 delivering at Heywood, $30 delivering elsewhere

New Parents Group

New parents meet for social support and to share information in an informal setting. Breastfeeding and babies through age one are always welcome at the meetings.

Heartsaver CPR/AED – Saturday Class

Before your baby arrives, include our Heartsaver CPR/AED class in your safety planning. Recommended for parents, grandparents, and anyone caring for an infant or toddler. This course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants.

  • One Saturday every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). Fee: $50 per couple, $30 per person. Dates to be announced at registration.

Note: Class schedule subject to change. If inclement weather, class will be cancelled 3 hours before scheduled start time. Please call ahead.