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Family BirthPlace New Britain General campus
(860) 224-5566

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Classes and support

Childbirth education

(860) 224-5433
The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers a variety of education and support programs for parents-to-be, new parents and siblings. To register or for information on classes, call the hospital’s Good Life Program, (860) 224-5433.

Childbirth classes for new expectant parents

1- or 2-day classes available
Topics include: physical changes during pregnancy; becoming familiar with 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 who already have one or more children and are pregnant again
One day, 3- hour class
This class 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 that includes tour of the hospital’s Family BirthPlace

Newborn care class

Provides expectant families with basic skills on caring for their infant during the first six weeks after delivery.
Topics include: Feeding, diaper changing, bathing, sleep loss, keeping your baby healthy, and more.

Support groups (free)

Breastfeeding support group

Wednesdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St.
Contact: (860) 224-5226
Informal walk-in support group for nursing mothers meets in the Family BirthPlace lounge. Group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant.
Topics may include:
  • Latch and positioning
  • Milk supply
  • Pumping
  • Returning to work
  • Teething
  • Introducing solid foods

Baby and Me support group

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon
New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St.
Contact: Jill Russo:
Informal walk-in support group meets in the Family BirthPlace lounge. Open question and answer session for parents during the first six weeks post delivery. Facilitated by a registered nurse.