Your baby will be here before you know it!
Your entire family can also take part in several informative classes designed to help moms and dads welcome their special new addition to the family with more confidence. Classes cover topics including:
Having A Healthy Pregnancy
Nutrition, discomforts of pregnancy, warning signs of complications, and relaxation exercises. One session. Cost: $10.
Prepared Childbirth Classes (Once a week for four weeks)
Week 1: Begin the Stages of Labor: The labor and delivery process, signs and stages of labor, options for coping, pain management, vaginal delivery, and relaxation exercises.
Week 2: Delivery and Cesarean Birth: A review of complications that may arise, use of special equipment, complete the stages of labor, cesarean delivery, and relaxation exercises.
Week 3: New Born and Postpartum Care: Newborn appearance, caring for the newborn, infant safety, recognizing complications, relaxation exercises, and choosing a pediatrician. What to expect after delivery, understanding the physical and emotional changes to your body, and relaxation exercises.
Week 4: The Art of Breast Feeding: The benefits of breast feeding for mother and baby, anatomy and physiology of the breast, how to breastfeed, and common difficulties. One session.
Tiny Toes members may enroll in Yoga, Water Aerobics and Expectant Mother Exercise classes through the Snook Family YMCA. The fee is $5.00 a class. There is a $3.00 fee for child care. There is no fee if you are already a member of the YMCA.
All classes are located at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center–1613 North McKenzie Street Foley. Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm Classroom A. Located just off of the main lobby.
Please plan to attend the Healthy Pregnancy Class during your first trimester and the Prepared Childbirth Classes anytime after your 24th week of pregnancy. For more information or to enroll please call the OB Educator at 949-3676 to schedule. We look forward to sharing this special time with you!
Method of payment accepted: Visa, Master Card, Discover, AmEx, Debit Card
Gift of Life
The Gift of Life is a required maternity care program for Medicaid patients or Medicaid-eligible patients. The Gift of Life Program provides a caring system of prenatal services; education and care coordination for expectant moms and their babies. For additional information please contact 949-3781.
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