The birthplace education program at St.Vincent Dunn is
designed to prepare couples for childbirth and parenthood. We want to
welcome families, encouraging involvement each step of the way. Our
physicians care for our patients, one on one, and our nurses will
continue this individual attention throughout your childbirth
experience. Our programs will meet your educational needs during
pregnancy and throughout your early parenthood phase.
The classes will assist you in learning about your options and help
you make informed decisions about your childbirth experience. In
addition, you will be more comfortable in caring for your newborn and be
prepared to be a confident parent.
Childbirth Preparation and Infant Care Course
This is a 5 session course that prepares you and your partner for
labor, delivery, and recovery. Our curriculum blends traditional class
lectures with time on the floor breathing and learning massage
techniques. Other covered topics include warning signals of pregnancy,
signs and symptoms of labor, relaxation, medications, cesarean section
and postpartum care.
tour of the BirthPlace’s labor and delivery suites with Jacuzzi tubs
will also be completed. Time will be taken to fill out paperwork to
ease and quicken the admission process. Our Baby care and feeding
options class is also included.
An intense all day session on childbirth preparation. A tour and
completion of admission paper work is included. Additional course on
babycare and feeding options is recommended as these will only be
covered as time permits.
Childbirth Prep Basket
This is a class-in-a-basket for those mothers who are on bed-rest or
otherwise are unable to attend classes. The basket includes materials
from childbirth preparation course and infant care course. Please call
to order your basket around the 28-32 week appointment and we will
deliver the basket to your doctor’s office.
Refresh Me Course
Join the childbirth preparation class for a review of relaxation and
breathing techniques. This is a great way for experienced parents to
learn what has changed since their last delivery. A tour of the
BirthPlace’s labor and delivery suites with Jacuzzi tubs will also be
completed. Time will be taken to fill out paperwork to ease and quicken
the admission process.
Refresher kit: for those that would like the material from the refresher class. Please call to order.
Babycare and Feeding Options Class
Intended for the expectant parent, this class is designed to help new
parents through the first weeks of care for their newborn. Topics
include normal newborn characteristics, bathing, dressing, and safety
issues. You are encouraged to bring your car seat as we will cover
correct car seat installation. There is also discussion on breast and
bottle feeding, with information provided for both feeding methods.
Breastfeeding Beginnings Class
This class will teach you the basics for nursing your infant through
the first few weeks. Included in the lessons are first feedings, skin to
skin, milk production, postitions, trouble shooting and how to deal
with early problems. A Support person is welcome.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Come meet with other moms to discuss the struggles and joys of
breastfeeding. We meet the third Thursday of every month beginning at
11am. Learn about pumping, milk storage, supplementing, and how and when
to starting solids. Come and network with other moms and their babies!
Car Seat Safety
Learn the correct way to install your child’s seat. Class covers
Infant carriers, how to adjust straps, when to upgrade to a convertible
seat, and when it is safe to turn your infant to face forward position.
Call 276-1285 to schedule an appointment.