Prenatal & Family Education

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Pregnancy is a time of anticipation, questions and excitement. Grand View Hospital offers programs to guide you through pregnancy, birth and parenting with confidence and knowledge. Early registration will allow you to fit the classes into your schedule. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.

For more information or to register, please visit us at www.gvh.org/classes

Labor & Childbirth Preparation – $80
Expectant parents will learn relaxation techniques and breathing patterns to help you and your partner remain calm during the labor and delivery of your baby. This four-part labor and birth series taught by certified childbirth educators explains the stages of labor and delivery. Within this series, you will learn about the medications and procedures used during labor and birth. In addition, you will learn comfort measures to use during labor and postpartum. Questions and concerns will be addressed in a small group setting. Early registration is recommended to ensure you have completed the class by your eighth month of pregnancy.

Labor & Childbirth Preparation – $145
Saturday Sessions
This complete childbirth preparation course is held on two consecutive Saturdays and emphasizes breathing techniques and coping strategies for labor and birth. Taught by a certified childbirth educator in a small group setting, a tour of the Birth & Family Center, newborn care information, and continental breakfast and lunch for both you and your support person are included.

Focus on Motherhood – FREE
This 12-week childbirth and newborn care series is specifically designed to prepare adolescents for the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy. Ensuring prenatal healthcare and increasing the opportunity for healthy births is the focus. Presented by Child, Home and Community, Focus on Motherhood is taught by trained instructors for pregnant teens and young adults from 12 to 24 years old, fathers-to-be, and their families. Master breathing and relaxation techniques, learn what to expect during labor and delivery and gain information on infant care, health, and nutrition and life-skills. To Register call Child, Home and Community at 215-348-9770 or visit www.chcinfo.org.

Newborn Care – $20
Led by a certified childbirth educator, the two-part series prepares you for the first few months of life with your new baby. Learn skills to calm and soothe your newborn during these interactive classes. A Grand View Hospital pediatrician will present helpful information and answer your questions. We recommend taking this class during your last trimester.

Breastfeeding Part 1 – $20
Led by a certified lactation consultant, this class will help you get started with breastfeeding. During this class, mothers will learn positions to use while breastfeeding, latching the baby to the breast and the benefits it provides your newborn. Mothers and a support person are welcome to learn how to handle common problems and what to expect when your baby is born.

Breastfeeding Part 2 – $10
Now that you have the basics of breastfeeding established, do you have questions about what is normal for a breastfed baby? During this session, led by a certified lactation consultant, you will learn how to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, how to address potential milk supply issues, when to start solid foods, more about pumping and how to store your milk supply for at least one year. Babies are welcome at this one-session program.

Maternity Tours – FREE
Join us for a guided tour of our Birth & Family Center for expecting parents. Learn what to expect, information regarding our security, visiting guidelines, nursery, labor area and postpartum information. To register call Grand View Hospital Central Scheduling at 215-453-4100.
Pregnancy is a time of anticipation, questions and excitement. Grand View Hospital offers programs to guide you through pregnancy, birth and parenting with confidence and knowledge. Early registration will allow you to fit the classes into your schedule. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated.
For more information or to register, please visit us at www.gvh.org/classes

Car Seat Checks – FREE
Properly installing a car seat is something every parent should know how to do. A trained technician from Grand View Hospital’s paramedic team will teach you how to install the car seat base, insert and remove the seat and the appropriate fastening instructions to ensure your baby’s safety.

Prenatal Yoga Presented By Moyo Yoga – $60
This special series for expectant mothers is held in a safe supportive environment adaptable to all levels of yoga, and modifications are offered. The benefits extend to creating a supportive community of mothers where information is shared, and the practice assists in relaxing the body and the mind, the whole person as well as making a special connection between mother and baby. Prenatal yoga helps strengthen pelvic muscles, improves circulation and helps alleviate pregnancy-related symptoms such as constipation, nausea and back pain.

Kids & Babies – $10 per child
Session 1 Ages 2-5
This one-time class will provide basic information to children 2-to- 5 years old about how and where babies grow during a pregnancy, how they will be born and how things will change with the addition of a baby to the family. This class, led by a certified teacher with a master’s in education, includes a tour of the Birth & Family Center.

Kids & Babies – $15 per child
Session 2 Ages 5-10
This two-session series will provide your 5- to 10-year-old child with information about how babies are nourished during pregnancy, how they will be born and how the family dynamics will change with the addition of another sibling. Stories and activities will help your child explore his or her feelings about life with a sibling. A tour of the Birth & Family Center is included in this series led by a certified teacher with a master’s in education.

Parent Education & Support – FREE
During this class, led by a registered nurse and childbirth educator, you will learn about sleep patterns, feeding yourself and child, your child’s teeth, traveling with a baby, safety and childproofing and much more. Meet other parents and discuss different parenting topics at this session for parents and infants under one year. An optional weight check for your baby is also available.

Infant Massage – $30
This hands-on series, led by a certified infant massage instructor, benefits both parents and babies. During this three-session program, parents will learn benefits including alleviating baby’s discomfort and improving their sleep and blood circulation which aids in the infant’s development. Infant massage also allows for an increase in bonding which can decrease the mother’s stress hormones allowing for better milk production. This class can be taken prior to birth or a few weeks after your baby has arrived, babies up to six months of age are welcome.

Baby Talk & Sign Language – $10
This class is designed to help parents learn the basic signs to help your pre-verbal baby communicate needs. This session will discuss ways babies acquire speech, how to assist the process and reduce temper tantrums. This class is led by a registered nurse and childbirth educator. All babies are welcome to join.

Grandparenting Today – $15 per couple
Join a group of new and expectant grandparents to find out how you can help without hindering as your child grows in the parenting role. In this class you will learn to keep the lines of communication open between generations, safety aspects and how managing pregnancy and delivery has changed. Learn how to make the most of the time that you have to spend with your grandchild from a registered nurse and childbirth educator. A tour of the Birth & Family Center is included in this one-session class.

For more information or to register: www.gvh.org/classes