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Published on September 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 October and November.

CROZER-CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER

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.

October 29-November 19 (Thursdays)

November 11-December 9 (no class 11/25) (Wednesdays)

Day varies: one day and free Newborn Class

All day class, 8:45 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

October 15

November 7

Nurturing Your Newborn

Monday (free with Prepared Childbirth Classes)

7:30–9:30 p.m.

October 19

November 16

Breastfeeding Class

Monday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

October 26

November 23

CPR Classes

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

October 17

November 14

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.

November 8

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

October 19

November 16

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.

November 8

Monday, 7–10 p.m.

October 26

November 23

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.

October 25

November 15

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

October 12

November 30

Breastfeeding—(recommend Baby Beginnings as a prerequisite)

Tuesday, 7–9 p.m.

October 13

November 17

Baby and Me (sibling preparation class)

Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.   

November 24

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.

October 17

November 14

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