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Published on August 01, 2010

Women's Wellness August 2010

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. Listed below are the classes available at each site in September and October.


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.

Labor Preparation Classes

Labor preparation classes cover non-medicated methods of pain relief as well as medications, anesthesia and other medical procedures. All classes are held on the 2nd Floor Central Wing of the Crozer main hospital in Upland, Pa.

Tuesdays or Wednesdays, three weeks

September 14-28 (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.)

September 22-October 6 (Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

October 26-November 9 (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.)

Day varies: one day class

All day class, 9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 11

Saturday, October 16

Relaxation and Breathing

Day and time varies

Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

October 5

CPR Classes

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

September 25

October 23


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 12

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

September 20

Thursday, 7–9:30 p.m.

October 21

Saturday, 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

October 16

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 12

Monday, 7–10 p.m.

September 27

Thursday, 7–10 p.m.

October 28

Saturday, 1:45–4:45 p.m.

October 16

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 24

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

September 13

Breastfeeding—(recommend Baby Beginnings as a prerequisite)

Tuesday, 7–9 p.m.

September 21

October 19

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.

Adult/Pediatric CPR (classes are held in the Conference Center)

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

September 18

October 16

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