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Published on August 01, 2009

Women's Wellness August 2009

Childbirth Education Classes at Crozer-Keystone Health System


For more information on childbirth education classes at Crozer, call (610) 447-2084. To register for any class below, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258). Registration by the third month of pregnancy is recommended.

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Prepared childbirth classes cover non-medicated methods of pain relief as well as medications, anesthesia and other medical procedures. All classes are held at the Davis House on the Crozer main campus in Upland, Pa.

Wednesdays or Thursdays, four weeks
and free Newborn Class

7:30–9:30 p.m.

September 10-October 1 (Thursdays)

September 16-October 7 (Wednesdays)

October 29-November 19 (Thursdays)

Day varies: one day and free Newborn Class

All day class, 8:45 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

September 12

October 15

Nurturing Your Newborn

Monday (free with Prepared Childbirth Classes)

7:30–9:30 p.m.

September 14

October 19

Breastfeeding Class

Monday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

September 21

October 26

CPR Classes

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

September 19

October 17


For more information on childbirth education classes at DCMH, call (610) 284-8892 or e-mail or All classes listed below are held in Meeting Room A of the hospital except where noted.

DCMH Birth Package: Labor Day, Therapies for Labor and Baby Beginnings

More affordable as a package but may also be taken individually. Scheduling is flexible so that they may all be taken either in four evening sessions or two day/night sessions. We recommend that you complete the programs one month before your baby is expected.

Labor Day

This program teaches you everything you need to know about labor and delivery at DCMH, such as signs of labor, when to call your provider, pain medicine and epidurals, and much more. Please choose one session from the list below.

Sunday, 1–3:45 p.m.

September 13

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

September 21

October 19

Thursday, 7–9:30 p.m.

October 8

Saturday, 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

October 10

Labor Therapies/Labor Blitz

This program covers hands-on methods to reduce pain and stress during the labor process. It includes massage, music, breathing techniques and more. Please choose one session from the list below.

Sunday, 4:45–7:45 p.m.

September 13

Monday, 7–10 p.m.

September 28

October 26

Thursday, 7–10 p.m.

October 15

Saturday, 1:45–4:45 p.m.

October 10

Baby Beginnings

This program covers how to choose a pediatrician, making a feeding choice (breast or bottle), how to tell if baby is sick, how to soothe a fussy baby, and how to help baby sleep through the night. Please choose one session from the list below.

Sunday, 7–9:30 p.m.

September 27

October 25

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

September 14

October 12

Breastfeeding—(recommend Baby Beginnings as a prerequisite)

Tuesday, 7–9 p.m.

September 15

October 13

Baby and Me (sibling preparation class)

Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.   

No classes in September or October

Classes on the following topics can be scheduled as needed. Call (610) 284-8892 for more information: Financial; Second-Time Mom, First-Time Dad; Siblings at Birth; Teen Pregnancy; Second-Time Mom, First-Time Breastfeeding; Mom on Bed Rest.

Infant/Child CPR (classes are held in the Conference Center)

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 19

October 17

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