Gottlieb's Birth Center offers a variety of classes for expectant parents and their families. These classes, taught by experienced registered nurses, certified childbirth educators and international board certified lactation consultants will help you prepare for the new addition to your family.
Please use this form to register for these perinatal education classes.
Baby Makes Three Class - Free (limit 15 couples)
This class is designed especially for first time parents and will explore topics such as feeding, diapering, bathing, crying, sleep patterns, signs of illness and safety issues such as car seats. A pediatrician may be available to answer questions and give an overview of key areas such as immunizations, choosing a pediatrician and what to expect from your baby's doctor. This class is taught by experienced registered nurses and a registered nurse childbirth educator.
Basic Childbirth Preparation Class - Free (limit 15 couples)
This class covers birth planning, labor and delivery, cesarean section birth, emotional aspects of pregnancy, delivery and postpartum expectations. The registered nurse instructing the class will discuss both non-medicated labor techniques and medicated labor interventions. The class includes a tour of the Family-Centered Care Unit.
Breast-feeding Class - Free (limit 14 couples)
Breast-feeding benefits you and your baby in many ways physically as well as emotionally. This how-to class provides information needed before delivery and is designed to build a new mother's confidence in her ability to breast-feed. An international board certified lactation consultant will cover these topics:
- How to breast-feed
- Health benefits of breast-feeding
- Body changes while breast-feeding
- Common challenges and remedies
- Breast pump use and breast milk storage
- Continuing breast-feeding while working outside the home
Infant CPR Class - Free (limit 10 couples)
This class provides information and strategies for preventing cardio-pulmonary arrest in infants as well as the skills necessary to initiate cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A registered nurse certified instructor teaches this class.
Register early in order to guarantee a place in a class because the number of spaces is limited. Gottlieb patients will be given first priority for classes. Non-Gottlieb patients will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified seven to 10 days before the class date whether they have a guaranteed place in class.
For more information about these classes or to arrange a tour of the Birth Center, call (708) 538-4912.