Child Birth Classes

University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling (251) 415-1685. Advanced payment required to secure your reservation, no refunds but rescheduling allowed.

Preparing for Childbirth
- The expectant mother and her support person (coach) can attend the all-day Saturday class.(offered every other month, call for schedule) Topics include: pregnancy changes, labor, role of the support coach, relaxation and breathing techniques, vaginal and cesarean births, postpartum care, and a tour of the maternity areas. Fee: $30.00. You should plan on beginning the 3-week series when you are approximately 28 weeks pregnant. Class will meet in the CWEB2 Building.
 Childbirth in a Nutshell
- This class includes a brief overview of labor and a tour of the maternity areas. Class meets one Wednesday of every other month, from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Class will meet in the CWEB2 Building. Fee: $15.

Breastfeeding
- This one-night class is for expectant and newly delivered mothers and their support persons who want to learn about breastfeeding. Topics include: advantages, myths and facts, getting started, correct positioning, latching on, engorgement, returning to work, and problem-solving. Class meets 1st Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Class will meet in the CWEB2 classroom. Fee: Free.

Mobile Infirmary – Becoming a mother is one of life’s greatest gifts. We promote a family-centered birthing experience through childbirth education classes, nutritional counseling and comfortable birthing rooms. For information about class dates, times, and locations, or to schedule a tour of our maternity center, call the childbirth education office at (251) 435-2000. Classes for mother-to-be include: Preparation for childbirth, Breastfeeding Education (Group and online classes), Newborn care, and Gift of Motherhood Online Childbirth Education Program.

Preparation for Childbirth Series– This series of classes includes all aspects of labor including natural coping skills and epidural anesthesia. Class participants will practice comfort measures and learn about post-delivery and newborn care. A maternity tour is included.

Breastfeeding Education– A complete class about breastfeeding which offers information and encouragement to expectant mothers who plan to breast-feed or who are undecided and want to know more. Dads are welcome to attend. The class includes instructions for getting started and tips for working moms. Sandy Wallace, R.N., certified lactation consultant 251-435-2525.

The Gift of Motherhood eLearning Childbirth Education Program for Infirmary Health– This is an educational program that will build your knowledge in the areas of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and adjustment to parenting.  This program will help you gain the confidence to make the best decisions for you and your baby.  We hope that the information will be a valuable resource and help empower you as a new mother. www.giftofmotherhood.com.

Providence Hospital
www.providencehospital.org/childbirth-preparation-and-breastfeeding-classes
Providence Hospital is pleased to offer a variety of classes on childbirth. You may register for Breastfeeding or Childbirth classes online on our website or call 633-1749 for any questions.

Childbirth Class- 4-Week Series – The class covers: pre-labor signs, stages of labor, pain perception, epidural, cesarean delivery, post-partum, infant care, birth films, and relaxation & breathing techniques. This Tuesday night class meets once a week for 4 consecutive weeks from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Cost is $50/couple ($75 if not deliv-ering at Providence).

Saturday Childbirth Series– The one time class is a condensed version of the 4-week childbirth series, and is not geared toward moms wanting a non-medicated delivery. This accelerated Saturday class meets from 9:00am – 2:30 pm. Cost is $50/couple ($75 if not delivering at Providence).

Evening Breastfeeding Classes– This one time class will give all the basic techniques and practical skills for breastfeeding, pumping, and going back to work. Coaches are encouraged to come. This Monday night class meets from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Cost is Free.

Springhill Medical Center
Please visit www.springhillmedicalcenter.com for more information on classes.

Childbirth Preparation Class (Accelerated Class) – This class meets on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Register early. The class covers onset of labor, inductions, Cesarean sections, relaxation, anes-thesia and postpartum. Includes a tour of the maternity units. Free if delivering at SMC. Call (251) 340-7769.

Your Amazing Newborn– Springhill Medical Center and Babies R Us have teamed up to give expectant parents greater access to our informative par-enting classes.  Learn the basics of newborn care, including car seat safety, and infant massage. Class size is limited and you will need to register for the class by going to https://reserve.babiesrus.com.
All classes are FREE!

Infant CPR- Learn this potentially life-saving technique while you are pregnant or soon after your baby’s birth. Covers infant CPR and choking. Call (251) 340-7769 early to pre-register. New location is Babies R Us.

Breastfeeding Class- Benefits of breastfeeding, getting started, going back to work and FAQs are covered. Free if delivering at Springhill. Call (251) 340-7770 early to pre-register.
Breastfeeding Classes at Babies R Us- Springhill Medical Center and Babies R Us have teamed up to give expectant parents greater access to our informative parenting classes. Benefits of breastfeeding, getting started, going back to work and FAQs are covered. All classes are form 6 – 7 p.m. Class size is limited and you will need to register for the class by going to https://reserve.babiesrus.com. All classes are FREE!

Me, Too! A Tour for Siblings- Join us for an individualized tour and instruction for siblings ages 9 and younger, by appointment only. The event includes a tour of the maternity areas and tips on helping parents with the new baby. Parents must remain with their children. Call (251) 340-7769 to schedule an appointment.

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