Prenatal and Postnatal Education & Classes

We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of events, classes and support groups designed to help new and experienced parents — and even siblings and grandparents — learn about how to care for an infant, share their experiences and advice, and overcome the challenges of raising a happy, healthy baby.

Our prenatal and postnatal classes include:

  • Newborn Care Class
  • Childbirth Preparation Class
  • Childbirth Preparation Express Class
  • Breastfeeding Class
  • Parent and Baby Connection
  • Infant Massage Class
  • Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
  • Sibling Class
  • Pediatric & Family CPR
  • Car Seat Fitting Station
  • Grandparents Class
  • Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Postpartum Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class

Upcoming Events, Classes and Support Groups

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Saturday from 11:30am - 12:30pm starting 02/08/2014. This class is designed to prepare your body to deliver your baby and aid in finding your body during postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. [More]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Saturday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm starting 02/08/2014. This class is designed to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. [More]

Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm starting 05/10/2014. This class is designed for couples to prepare for delivering your baby and to aid in finding postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. Classes meet on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30p.m. in the Bengtson Conference Room at Middlesex Hospital. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee: 5 classes for $80, 3 classes for $60 or drop in for $25 per couple, per class. [More]

Newborn Care Class
Sun November 23, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 11/03/2014 until 12/01/2014. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [More]

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am - 11:30am starting 07/27/2010. Breastfeeding mothers and their babies are welcome to attend a weekly support group, where they share their own challenges and solutions in an open and supportive environment. Groups meet either Tuesday 10-11:30a.m., or Thursday 5-6:30p.m. and is facilitated by a lactation consultant provided by Middlesex Hospital. [More]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 1:30pm - 2:30pm starting 02/04/2014. This class is designed to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. [More]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 11/18/2014 until 12/16/2014. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [More]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm starting 02/12/2014. This class is designed to prepare your body to deliver your baby and aid in finding your body during postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. [More]

The Mama Connection
Meets weekly on Wednesday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm starting 01/07/2013. Find ways to be healthy, met other new Moms, ask questions and share what works for you. Class meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at One MacDonough Place. For more information and to register, call 860-358-6699 [More]

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets weekly on Thursday from 5:00pm - 6:30pm starting 09/22/2011. Breastfeeding mothers and their babies are welcome to attend a weekly support group, where they share their own challenges and solutions in an open and supportive environment. Groups meet either Tuesday 10-11:30a.m., or Thursday 5-6:30p.m. and is facilitated by a lactation consultant provided by Middlesex Hospital. [More]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Friday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm starting 10/31/2014. This class is designed to prepare your body to deliver your baby and to aid in finding your body during postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. Classes meet on Wednesdays from 6-7p.m., or Saturdays from 11:30-12:30p.m. in the Bengtson Conference Room at Middlesex Hospital, or Fridays from 6-7p.m. in the Pregnancy & Birth Center classroom. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee: 10 classes for $80, 5 classes for $50 or drop in for $15 per class. [More]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed December 03, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25 [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 12/06/2014 until 12/13/2014. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun December 07, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Big brother or sister can see where Mom will stay, talk about when the baby comes home, and practice holding and diapering life-sized dolls. This class is designed for siblings who are at least 3 years old. Classes held once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $20 per family. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Tue December 09, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun December 14, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed December 17, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this guided tour offered twice a month. Tours are given on the second Tuesday and third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Infant Massage Class
Sat December 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am. Learn how to use touch to enhance the physical and emotional well being of your baby. Nurturing touch communicates love, respect, safety and acceptance. Babies should be between 2-6 months old. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per family. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat December 20, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. How to get started at breast and common concerns of breastfeeding mothers are just a few of the topics discussed by a lactation consultant. Classes are held twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 12/22/2014 until 01/26/2015. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. The mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor, and a tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center are taught in this 5-week series. A 3-week refresher is also available. Classes are held on an on-going basis in Middletown. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100 per couple for 5-week series, or the 2 day Saturday series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun December 28, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of a new baby and what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered twice a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

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