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Childbirth Education Classes/Programs


South County Hospital's childbirth education offer a comprehensive selection of classes, programs and support for expecting and new parents. Designed to support you at all stages in your pregnancy and early parenthood, our childbirth classes are taught by Certified Lactation Consultants and Labor & Delivery Nurses from South County Hospital’s Women and Newborn Care Unit. You will be provided with instructions on how to access your class(es) upon sign-up. If you have questions about any of our classes, please contact southcountymoms@southcountyhealth.org.

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. 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 or a single support person are encouraged to attend. Pre-register by using the form at the bottom of this page. For questions about the class, please email southcountymoms@southcountyhealth.org.

Cost: FREE

Upcoming Classes
Classes are held in person in Potter B Conference Room, South County Hospital unless otherwise noted

  • Wednesday, June 12 (4:00 - 6:00 pm)
  • Sunday, June 16 (2:00 - 4:00 pm)
  • Sunday, July 6 (2:00 - 4:00 pm)
  • Thursday, July 25 (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
  • Thursday, August 15 (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
  • Additional dates to be announced.

All attendees should enter the Hospital through the Main Lobby, under the dome or through the Balise Entrance and check in at the Patient Information Desk.

Our certified lactation consultants offer moms classes, one-on-one sessions and the Warm Line, 401 788-1226, a lactation support hotline. You are welcome to use these services whether you had your baby at South County Hospital or not. The South County Hospital Women & Newborn Services program was the first in the state to receive Baby-Friendly designation from The World Health Organization for the promotion and support of breastfeeding.

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. This class includes a video tour of the Women and Newborn Care Unit. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

To register, please use the form at the bottom of this page. For questions, please email southcountymoms@southcountyhealth.org.

Price: FREE

All attendees should enter the Hospital through the Main Lobby, under the dome or through the Balise Entrance and check in at the Patient Information Desk.

Upcoming Classes
Classes are held in person, in the Potter Conference Room at South County Hospital

  • Thursday, June 13 (4:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, July 11 (4:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • Saturday, July 13 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • Saturday, August 24 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • Additional dates to be announced.

Join other new parents and their newborns in a casual, social setting for conversation and education on a variety of topics, including feeding, baby sleeplessness, colic, parental sleep deprivation, postpartum stress, and more.  

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Neighborhood Guild, 325 Columbia Street, Peace Dale, RI
For additional information email: Lactation@southcountyhealth.org 
Phone: 401-788-1226

This is a free, open-door group — no need to call ahead — just drop by!

About the Childbirth Educators

Aimee 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, 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, 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.