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SCH to Offer Free Childbirth Education Classes

Published 03/01/2024

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South County Health Launches Free Childbirth Education Initiative

Offerings Include Courses in Preparing for Birth and Breastfeeding Success

As Rhode Island’s Most Trusted Health Partner, South County Health is excited to launch a free, community-focused educational initiative designed to support patients and caregivers at all stages of pregnancy and early parenthood.

Beginning with our March classes, South County Health’s comprehensive selection of childbirth education and support for expecting and new parents will be available to the community including non-South County Health Obstetric patients as a free resource.

Megin Dalton, MD, Medical Director, Center for Women’s Health says "We are thrilled to offer these childbirth classes to our community at no cost. We recognize the profound health benefits these classes provide, not only to expectant mothers, but to their families and the broader public. South County Health wants to promote healthier pregnancies and foster stronger, more resilient families. By removing financial barriers, we hope to reach and support every expecting parent.”

Classes include:

Breastfeeding Success

UPCOMING SESSIONS: Wednesday, March 27 and Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

This 2-hour prenatal breastfeeding class is taught by a Women and Newborn Care Unit lactation consultant. Learn the art and science of providing the perfect nutrition before baby's arrival. Emphasis is on strategies to promote successful breastfeeding, also called chestfeeding. Topics include: what you can expect at the hospital, how to avoid common breastfeeding issues, dispelling breastfeeding myths, and tips on ensuring an adequate milk supply. Partners are encouraged to attend.

Preparing for Birth

UPCOMING SESSIONS: Saturday, March 16 and Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Preparing for Birth focuses on an in-depth preparation for the birthing experience. From identifying the early stages of labor, to comfort measures and pain management options, we cover all aspects of labor, delivery, and the early post-partum period to help prepare you and those supporting you for a successful birthing experience. Includes a tour of the Women and Newborn Care Unit.

About the Childbirth Educators

Aimee Quigley, RN, BSN, IBCLCAimee Quigley, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Class: Breastfeeding Success

Aimee is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with expertise in all aspects of breastfeeding. Aimee loves writing stories and is the singer and bassist in a local band, Milkroot.

Amanda Vinhateiro, RN, BSN, IBCLCAmanda Vinhateiro, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Class: Breastfeeding Success

Amanda is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with expertise in lactation, labor, delivery and postpartum care. In her free time, Amanda can be found hiking, biking, in the ocean, or in the garden.

Amanda Phillips, RN, BSNAmanda Phillips, RN, BSN

Class: Preparing for Birth

Amanda is a Registered Nurse and EMT with expertise providing care in the prenatal, labor, and postpartum settings. An avid reader and runner, Amanda spends most of her free time with her husband and son.

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