Planning for Pregnancy Classes
A class offered on breastfeeding for expectant parents led by a certified lactation consultant. Discussion topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, and how the rest of the family can help the breastfeeding mother as well as how to continue breastfeeding and working. Class is held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Onyiuke Dining Room. Class size is limited to 10 couples. Fee is $25.00/couple.
The class will cover anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor, emotions of pregnancy, nutrition, fetal growth and development, comfort measures for labor, working with unexpected events in labor, cesarean delivery as well as practice of relaxation and breathing techniques for labor. Remember to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Class is held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in the Onyiuke Dining Room. Length of class is dependent on how many attend. Class size is limited to 8 couples. A light snack is provided. Fee is $100.00.
Tours are held on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. A representative will meet you in the hospital lobby and guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery. Children and grandparents are welcome to attend tours. Class size is limited to 7 families. This tour is free.
A two hour class about caring for your baby is offered for expectant parents and caregivers. Discussion topics include appearance and behavior of the newborn, car seat and home safety issues, well child care and the importance of immunizations, choosing a pediatrician as well as practice with diapering and bathing a newborn. Class is held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Onyiuke Dining Room. Class size is limited to 10 couples. Fee is $25.00/couple.
There are no classes at this time.
Becoming a new parent is exciting and challenging. Together well learn what to expect from welcoming your baby to first steps. Expecting moms and dads are invited to a supportive and educational group program on preparing for the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. This class does not replace hospital childbirth preparation classes.
Topics include: pregnancy and parenting adjustment, parent-child attachment, infant crying, infant feeding, infant sleeping, establishing routines, and postpartum planning/community resources. Parents receive free materials. Program is free and dinner is included.
How to Register
For more information or to register, call UConnLink at 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.
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Farmington, CT 06030
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