Childbirth Education Classes
Pregnancy is a joyous, exciting and sometimes uncertain journey. Education, knowledgeable doctors and staff, and a caring atmosphere close to home can make all the difference. At Grandview Medical Center, we’re here to make the most memorable nine months of your life go smoothly and to help your pregnancy be a healthy one.
Look Forward to Learning Together
Each month, our prenatal education team will meet with expecting parents to go over the ins and outs of childbirth. Our classes cover a variety of topics, including:
- What to expect during labor and delivery
- Pain management options
- Breastfeeding 101 with our certified lactation consultants
- Caring for your newborn
To register for our childbirth education classes, please call (205) 900-7244 .
We recognize the important role that Dad plays during the birthing process. In addition to our one day prenatal education class, we encourage expecting fathers to seek the support of other experienced fathers through valuable resources such as:
Find an OB physician that delivers at Grandview Medical Center.
Breastfeeding: A Great Start
This class is designed to help prepare moms and their partners for breastfeeding their newborn baby. Breastfeeding is a natural process that is not only nutritionally sound, but also a beautiful and intimate way of getting to know your newborn. It is also designed to answer questions you may have about breastfeeding, and to help you and your newborn learn to successfully breastfeed.
Educational topics include: benefits of breastfeeding; skin-to-skin contact; breast anatomy and physiology; proper positioning and latch-on; mother and infant nutrition; common concerns / complications; and storage of breast milk.
Length of class: This is 2-hour class from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gift of Motherhood:
The gift of motherhood is a comprehensive childbirth education class designed to help prepare expectant mothers and their partners for parenthood. The purpose of this class is to help you understand the process of labor and to answer questions you may have about your upcoming birth. The more knowledge you have on the process of birth, the more likely you will approach your personal journey with confidence and a positive perspective.
Educational Topics include: choosing care for yourself and your baby; thinking ahead to childbirth; discomforts of pregnancy; understanding labor and birth; medical interventions and cesarean birth; adjustment to parenting; breastfeeding your newborn; and caring for your newborn.
Length of class: Saturday classes cover the entire content in one day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a lunch break. Tuesday classes cover the entire content over a four week series from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Daddy Boot Camp:
This crash course for dads-to-be will help prepare men for the adventure of fatherhood. In a fun and relaxed environment, dads will learn how they can be a hero for mom and baby as you embark on this new journey together.
Educational topics include:
how to support mom before, during, and after delivery; breastfeeding support; newborn care; newborn safety; how to cope with changes once baby comes home; postpartum depression; and, time for open questions and answers.
Length of class: 1 hour class on scheduled Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free with Gift of Motherhood registration; $15/person
This class is designed to teach the basics in first aid for CPR and choking for infants. This course is great for parents, grandparents, babysitters and those who will be caring for your newborn.
Length of class: 1 hour class on scheduled Saturdays from 9-10am
Understanding your hospital's layout and policies will help you prepare for a positive birth experience. Our tours are designed to provide expectant mothers and their partners with information about our hospital services.
Length of class: Hospital tours typically take 30-45 minutes and start at 6 p.m.
2017 Prenatal Class Calendar