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Published on February 01, 2009

Childbirth Education Classes at Crozer-Keystone Health System

The key to good health that lasts a lifetime begins even before your baby is born. Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital offer a variety of fee-based maternal/child health education classes to help families prepare for the birth and care of an infant. Below are the classes available at each site for March and April.

CROZER-CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER

For more information on childbirth education classes at Crozer, call (610) 447-2084. To register for any class below, call (610) 328-8910. 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, four weeks and free Newborn Class

7:30–9:30 p.m.

March 4-25

April 29-May 20

Thursdays, four weeks and free Newborn Class

7:30–9:30 p.m.

April 23-May 14

Day varies: one day and free Newborn Class

All day class, 8:45 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

March 26

Refresher Classes, Wednesday

7–9:30 p.m.

April 1

Nurturing Your Newborn

Monday (free with Prepared Childbirth Series)

7:30–9:30 p.m.

March 16

April 20

Breastfeeding Class

Monday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

March 30

April 27

Infant/Child CPR

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

March 21

April 18

A Cesarean and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) class can be scheduled as needed. Call (610) 447-2084 for more information.

DELAWARE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

For more information on childbirth education classes at DCMH, call (610) 284-8892 or e-mail sharon.mcmanus@crozer.org or kathleen.macagnone@crozer.org. 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.

No classes in March or April

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

April 20

Thursday, 7–9:30 p.m.

March 26

Saturday, 10–12:45 p.m.

March 14

April 4

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.

No classes in March or April

Monday, 7–10 p.m.

March 2

April 27

Thursday, 7–10 p.m.

April 2

Saturday, 1:45–4:45 p.m.

March 14

April 4

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.

March 22

April 26

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

March 9

April 13

Breastfeeding—(recommend Baby Beginnings as a prerequisite)

Tuesday, 7–9 p.m.

March 10

April 14

Baby and Me (sibling preparation class) 

Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.   

No classes in March or April

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.

March 14

April 18

Contact Us

Crozer-Keystone Health System

Grant Gegwich, Vice President

Phone: 610-447-6316
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-604-1728

Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Kate Stier, Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Community Hospital
Kate Stier,  Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Springfield Hospital
Kate Stier,  Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Healthplex Sports Club
Kate Stier, Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Delaware County Memorial Hospital

Mary Wascavage
Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Phone: 610-284-8619
Fax: 610-284-8606
Pager: 610-318-0861

Taylor Hospital

Mary Wascavage, Director

Phone: 610-284-8619
Fax: 610-284-8606
Pager: 610-318-0861