Childbirth Classes

Infant Care with CPR and Safety

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Taught by registered nurses, the first half of the class covers basic infant care like bathing, cord care, diapering, temperature taking, and circumcision care. In the second half, infant and child CPR and choking rescue methods will be taught. Household babyproofing and safety is also included. This class is taught using The American Heart Association Infant CPR Anytime program. It is not a certification program.

One Weekend Day (either Saturday or Sunday) combined classes are offered from 1pm-5pm, and include a break. The Safety and CPR portion of the class may be scheduled independently from the Infant Care portion of the class. This class is for educational purposes and certification will not be obtained during the course.

  • Sunday, January 12th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday, February 9th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday March 9th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday, April 13th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday, May 10th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday, June 8th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm

Fees for Combined Class: $40 per person, $60 per couple
Fees for Individual Class:
$25 per person, $40 per couple

Please email jmachamer@umm.edu or call 410-328-2944 and provide your name, phone number, home address and due date care provider, and if you are a Hospital Employee for the class date you'd like to register for. Once class has been scheduled, a confirmation letter with details on parking, class location and payment will be sent.


Breastfeeding

Taught by a registered nurse, this class covers topics including advantages of breastfeeding, positioning and proper latch, pumping and storing breast milk, and returning to work. Classes are offered from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Monday, January 27th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm
  • Monday, February 17th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm
  • Monday, March 17th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm
  • Monday, April 14th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm
  • Monday, May 12th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm
  • Monday, June 16th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

Fees: $45 per individual/couple

Please email jmachamer@umm.edu or call 410-328-2944 and provide your name, phone number, home address, and due date care provider, and if you are a Hospital Employee for the class date you'd like to register for. Once class has been scheduled, a confirmation letter with details on parking, class location and payment will be sent.


Labor and Delivery Tours and Sibling Tours

Tour includes Labor and Delivery Unit & Mother/Baby Unit. Does not include tour of NICU. Tours are held once a month on a weekend.  Tour is free for expectant mothers and support person, although registration is required.

To register for a Tour, please email obtours@umm.edu and provide your name, phone number, home address and due date.  A Coordinator will contact you to arrange a tour date/time.

Sibling Tours

Sibling tours are arranged on an individual basis and are tailored to the individual child's age and needs. Tours typically include reading a book or coloring activity, a discussion about the new baby and a souvenir cap, booties and gown. Family and child will tour Labor and Delivery Unit & Mother/Baby Unit. Recommended for children ages 4-8.

Fees: $5 per child

To register for a Sibling Tour, please email obtours@umm.edu and provide your name, phone number, home address and due date.  A coordinator will contact you to arrange a tour date/time..


Childbirth Education

Childbirth education classes are offered once monthly as a marathon all-day class on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The class includes breathing and relaxation techniques, discussion on the stages of labor, pain management options, pushing techniques and what to expect in the immediate postpartum period. Class also includes a tour of Labor and Delivery.

  • Saturday, February 1st, 2014 from 9am-4pm
  • Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 9am-4pm
  • Sunday, April 6th, 2014 from 9am-4pm
  • Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 9am-4pm
  • Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 9am-4pm

Fees: $75 per individual/couple

Please email jmachamer@umm.edu or call 410-328-2944 and provide your name, phone number, home address, due date, care provider, and if you are a Hospital Employee for the class date you'd like to register for.  Once class has been scheduled, a confirmation letter with details on parking, class location and payment will be sent.



For further information, please contact the Childbirth Education Coordinator at 410-328-2944 or email at jmachamer@umm.edu. Please be aware that all classes are subject to cancellation one week prior to class date if enrollment is inadequate. Efforts will be made to assist you in enrolling in another class.

This page was last updated: February 12, 2014

         
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