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Published on January 01, 2010

Women's Wellness January 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 February and March.


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, four weeks and free Newborn Class

February 16-March 9 (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.)

February 18-March 11 (Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

March 23-April 13 (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.)

Day varies: one day and free Newborn Class

All day class, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

February 11

March 13

Nurturing Your Newborn

Monday (free with Prepared Childbirth Classes)

7:30–9:30 p.m.

February 8

March 8

Breastfeeding Class

Monday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

February 22

March 22

CPR Classes

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

February 20

March 27


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.

February 28

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

March 8

Thursday, 7–9:30 p.m.

No classes in February or March

Saturday, 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

March 20

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.

February 28

Monday, 7–10 p.m.

February 1

March 15

Thursday, 7–10 p.m.

No classes in February or March

Saturday, 1:45–4:45 p.m.

March 20

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.

No classes in February or March

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

February 22

March 29

Breastfeeding—(recommend Baby Beginnings as a prerequisite)

Tuesday, 7–9 p.m.

February 16

March 23

Baby and Me (sibling preparation class)

Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.   

February 10 (Wednesday)

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.

February 20

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