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Published on December 01, 2010

Women's Wellness December 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. Below are the classes available at each site for January and February.


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 Thursdays, three weeks

January 6-January 20 (Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

January 11-January 25 (Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

February 8-February 22 (Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

February 17-March 3 (Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

One-day class (Saturdays)

All day class, 9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

January 22

February 19

Relaxation and Breathing

Day and time varies

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 3

CPR Classes

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

January 29

February 26


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.

No classes in January or February

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

February 7

Thursday, 7–9:30 p.m.

January 6

Saturday, 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

January 29

February 26

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 January or February

Monday, 7–10 p.m.

February 14

Thursday, 7–10 p.m.

January 13

Saturday, 1:45–4:45 p.m.

January 29

February 26

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.

February 27

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

January 24

Breastfeeding—(recommend Baby Beginnings as a prerequisite)

Tuesday, 7–9 p.m.

January 18

February 15

Baby and Me (sibling preparation class)

Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.         

February 2

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.

January 15

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