Childbirth can be scary and overwhelming, but like any task, preparing in advance can help you feel confident and able to take on the challenge. United Memorial Medical Center is a baby-friendly facility that offers childbirth education for expectant mothers and their coaches. Participants are encouraged to attend classes during the third trimester. Topics include but are not limited to:
This one-day class is designed to make sure mothers and coaches are equipped with the information and tools necessary to make this the best birth experience. Included in the Childbirth fee is registration for our infant feeding class.
Infant feeding (breastfeeding) class:
Breastfeeding is natural for you and your baby, but it is a skill that needs to be learned. We understand that while breastfeeding can be easy from the start for some mothers, it can also be challenging while you and your baby are both learning. Please try not to get discouraged. Our infant feeding class, can help you prepare you for feeding your infant. Topics include but are not limited to:
The infant feeding class can be taken independently or in conjunction with childbirth classes.
Prenatal Refresher classes:
We offer refresher classes for mothers who may need a refresher on comfort measures and pain control. We also offer a newborn and post-partum care class for mother’s that may have a new partner who is a first time parent. Please call our Healthy Living Department for a list of topics, days and times, 585-344-5331.
Our American Heart Association Family and friend CPR course will teach you the “hands only” CPR technique on Adults, Children and infants. We also add a safety component to the class and discuss dangers of the home, and cover other safety topics such as poison control, first aid and car seat safety. This class is an excellent course for teens and grandparents that will be taking care of infants and children.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR HEALTHY LIVING DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS, 585-344-5331.
Early prenatal care is essential to your health and that of your baby. If you’re pregnant and have no medical insurance or financial means of paying for prenatal care, you can benefit from comprehensive services that include nutritional counseling, prenatal development, childbirth education, specialty medical care and postpartum follow-up care (county specific). View the MOMS Program Brochure
Breastfeeding support at Baby Café:
Baby Café is a breastfeeding support group that meets once a week. Any breastfeeding mom regardless of delivering hospital can attend with their infant and other toddlers as needed. Lactation support is available at every session along with the comradery of other moms.
To schedule a tour or for more information, contact 585.344.5331.