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Hospital offers new childbirth education classes

New Britain [January 03 2012] - For inforrmation on these classes, please call (860) 224-5566

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.

Support groups
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: Informal walk-in support group. Open Q & A session for parents during the first six weeks post delivery. Facilitated by a registered nurse.

Contact: Nancy Martin, (860) 224-5900, X4366

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