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Published on March 01, 2010

Women's Wellness March 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 April and May.


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

April 15-May 6 (Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

April 27-May 18 (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.)

May 20-June 10 (Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

Day varies: one day and free Newborn Class

All day class, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20

Saturday, May 15

Nurturing Your Newborn

Monday (free with Prepared Childbirth Classes)

7:30–9:30 p.m.

April 12

May 10

Breastfeeding Class

Monday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

April 26

May 24

CPR Classes

Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

April 24

May 22


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.

April 25

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

May 10

Thursday, 7–9:30 p.m.

April 8

Saturday, 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

May 22

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.

April 25

Monday, 7–10 p.m.

May 17

Thursday, 7–10 p.m.

April 15

Saturday, 1:45–4:45 p.m.

May 22

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.

April 18

Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.

May 24

Breastfeeding—(recommend Baby Beginnings as a prerequisite)

Tuesday, 7–9 p.m.

April 20

May 18

Baby and Me (sibling preparation class)

Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.   

Wednesday, May 5

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.

April 17

May 15

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