Hospital of Central Connecticut offers new childbirth education classes
[January 27 2012] -
The Hospital of Central Connecticut is offering new education and support programs for parents-to-be, new parents and siblings. There is a fee for classes; support groups are free. To register or for information on classes, call (860) 224-5433.
Childbirth classes for new expectant parents - Cover physical changes during pregnancy; the hospital setting and medical procedures; signs and stages of labor; breathing, relaxation and pain relief; delivery, postpartum care, and more.
Accelerated refresher class for those with children and are pregnant again - Reinforces previous knowledge about the labor/birth process, comfort measures and medical procedures.
Sibling involvement class - Fun, interactive class for soon- to-be big brothers or sisters. Includes tour of the hospital's Family BirthPlace.
Newborn care class - Provides basic skills on infant care during the first six weeks after delivery. Covers feeding, diaper changing, bathing, sleep loss, keeping your baby healthy, and more.
Breastfeeding support group - Wednesdays, 10 - 11 a.m., New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., (860) 224-5226. Informal walk-in support group for nursing mothers. Group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant.
Baby and Me support group - Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. Contact: Jill Russo: email@example.com. Informal walk-in support group. Open Q & A session for parents during the first six weeks post delivery. Facilitated by a registered nurse.