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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. Certified childbirth educators run our programs, which are designed to support you at all stages in your pregnancy and early parenthood. Due to COVID-19, our Childbirth Education classes will be held virtually. You will be provided with instructions on how to access your class(es) upon sign-up. If you have questions regarding this virtual format, please contact southcountymoms@southcountyhealth.org.

Creating Your Plan of Care for Birth

The 30 Week Visit is not being offered at this time due to COVID restrictions.

At 30 weeks gestation (around your seventh month of pregnancy), we encourage expectant mothers to schedule a free appointment to meet with a nurse on the Women & Newborn Care Unit. The purpose of this visit is to create an individualized Birth Plan of Care, and to help us make your stay as personalized as possible. There is no charge for this visit and it takes approximately one hour to complete. A tour of the unit is included in this session. 

Please call 401 788-3877 with questions about these classes or to schedule your appointment for the 30 Week Visit.

Due to COVID this one-day Childbirth Education class is being held via ZOOM, and not in person.

This comprehensive class focuses on in-depth preparation for the birth experience - comfort measures, relaxation techniques, the role of your support person, breathing techniques, as well as what medication options are available for labor and birth. Other topics include Cesarean birth, epidurals and mother/baby care immediately after birth. 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, call 401-788-1225.

2022 classes
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$85 per couple

  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10

A full virtual option is available through Tinyhood.com.
Childbirth 101: From Labor through Postpartum
$40

To enroll, click here >>

If you are eligible for a free childbirth education course through your health insurance provider, please print and submit your receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.

 

Due to COVID this class is offered via Zoom until further notice

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 are encouraged to attend. Pre-register by using the form at the bottom of this page. For questions about the class, please call 401-788-1225.

2022 schedule

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Held via Zoom
$40

  • January 15
  • February 5
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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.

Join other new moms and their newborns in a casual, social setting for conversation and education on a variety of topics, including breastfeeding, 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

 

 


Childbirth Education Registration Form

If you are interested in participating in any of our Childbirth Education classes, please call 401-788-3925 for information and registration.

If you are eligible for a free childbirth education course through your health insurance provider, please print and submit your receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.

*If you are covered by RIte Care insurance, please call 401-792-2229 for information on registering.

 

Registrant Information
Apartment, suite etc.
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Events

Breastfeeding Success - 2022 - via Zoom

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 are encouraged to attend.

Location: Zoom - Remote Meetings
Price: $40.00

Preparing for Birth - 2022 - via Zoom

Due to COVID this class is offered via Zoom. This comprehensive class focuses on in-depth preparation for the birth experience - comfort measures, relaxation techniques, the role of your support person, breathing techniques, as well as what medication options are available for labor and birth. Other topics include Cesarean birth, epidurals and mother/baby care immediately after birth. This class includes a video tour of the Women and Newborn Care Unit. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

Location: Offered via Zoom
Price: $85.00