Childbirth Classes

Infant Care with CPR and Safety

Photo of a pregnant woman cupping her stomach

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 baby-proofing 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 1-5 p.m., 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.

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1-5 p.m.

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

Please email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu  and provide your name, phone number, home address, due date, care provider and 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- 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Monday, November 9, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

Fees: $45 per individual/couple

Please email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu and provide your name, phone number, home address, due date, care provider and  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.


Tours and Sibling Sibling Class

Tour

We offer complimentary tours of the labor & delivery unit and the mother-baby unit for our expectant moms and one guest. Children are not allowed on these tours, see Sibling Class description for information on kids tours.

Registration is required for this tour. Register at OBtours@umm.edu. Please include the doctor you see and your due date.

You must be pregnant to take this tour.

Sibling Class

We offer a sibling class for the brother or sister-to-be. In this class they will watch a video, learn how to hold/touch the new baby and what kind of things they can do to help. We will also have fun activities and a tour of the mother baby unit so they can see where their mommy and  new sibling will be staying while in the hospital.

You must register in order to attend this class. The cost is $10 for the first child and $7 for each additional child.

To register for the class email OBtours@umm.edu and request to be registered for the Sibling Class.

At least one parent is required to attend with their child.

Classes are offered:

  • Tuesday, September 15 at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1 at 6 p.m.
  • Monday, November 23 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 22 at 6 p.m.


Childbirth Education

Childbirth education classes are offered once monthly as a marathon all-day class on Saturdays or 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, September 5, 2015 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 6, 2015 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fees: $75 per individual/couple

Please email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu and provide your name, phone number, home address, due date, care provider and 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 by email at ChildBirthEd@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.

For further information, please contact the Childbirth Education Coordinator at 410-328-2944 or by email at ChildBirthEd@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.

         
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