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 — 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
  • Infant Massage Class
  • Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
  • Sibling Class
  • Pediatric & Family CPR
  • Car Seat Fitting Station
  • Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Postpartum Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class

Please note there will be no Yoga/Pilates classes offered during the month of September.

Upcoming Events, Classes and Support Groups

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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 01/12/2016 until 02/09/2016. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. Learn the mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor. You will have the opportunity to view the Pregnancy & Birth Center. This class is taught in a 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed February 10, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm. A 2.5 hour entry level course designed for the general public, parents, babysitters, etc. The course offers guidelines for the one rescuer adult infant/child CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction. Classes held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. To register, call 860-358-6699. $40 per person or $75 per couple. This class will not be eligible for online payment. You should prepay for this class by sending a check to A Second Chance at 16 Main St. Suite 203 Durham, CT 06422. Cost includes textbook, test and cards. [Register]

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]

Infant Massage Class
Sat February 13, 2016 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 February 13, 2016 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 02/15/2016 until 03/07/2016. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. Learn the mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor. Your will have the opportunity to view the Pregnancy & Birth Center. This class is a 4-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 this 4-week series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Yoga Classes at Middlesex Hospital will be held as regularly scheduled in January/February 2016 for two weeks out of the month. Classes will be held on the January 13th, 20th & 27th. Classes will be held on February 17th & 24th. 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]

Aerobic-lates for Postpartum Fitness
Meets weekly on Wednesday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm starting 10/28/2015 until 02/25/2016. This class will combine the best of Pilates and aerobics, to get your heart rate rising and the fat burning. This class is safe for any mom regardless of how your gave birth. Please allow 6-10 weeks between your delivery and beginning this class. Please consult your doctor before exercising again. Classes meet on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Bengtson Conference Room at Middlesex Hospital. 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]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Yoga Classes at Middlesex Hospital will be held as regularly scheduled in January 2016 for two weeks out of the month. Classes will be held on January 15th & 22nd. Classes for February will be held on February 19th & 26th. 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 Bengtson Conference Room. 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
Sat February 20, 2016 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 once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Parent & Toddler Yoga/Pilates Class
Yoga Classes at Middlesex Hospital will be held as regularly scheduled in January/February 2016 for two weeks out of the month. Classes will be held on January 16th & 23th. For February, classes will be held on February 20th & 27th. This class is a continuation of the Postpartum Mom & Baby class, but focuses on more active, crawling and walking children 1-3 years old. No prerequisite needed to take this class. [More]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Yoga Classes at Middlesex Hospital will be held as regularly scheduled in January/February 2016 for two weeks out of the month. Classes will be held on January 16th & 23rd. Special Add on Class for January 30th! Classes will be held on February 20th & 27th. 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
Yoga Classes at Middlesex Hospital will be held as regularly scheduled in January/February 2016 for two weeks out of the month. Classes will be held on January 11th & 18th. Special add on, Saturday January 30th! Classes will also be held on February 17th & 24th. This class is designed to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. [More]

Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates class
Yoga Classes at Middlesex Hospital will be held as regularly scheduled in January/February 2016 for two weeks out of the month. Classes will be held on January 16th & 23rd as well as February 20th & 27th. 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]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
Yoga Classes at Middlesex Hospital will be held as regularly scheduled in January 2016 for two weeks out of the month. Classes will be held on the week of January 11th and January 18th. This class is designed to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. [More]

Informational Session & Tour
Tue February 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm. Learn what Middlesex Hospital has to offer you during the birth of your new baby! Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this Pregnancy & Birth Center Informational Session and Tour which is offered twice a month at 5:30 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 03/01/2016 until 04/05/2016. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. Learn the mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor. You will have the opportunity to view the Pregnancy & Birth Center. This class is taught in a 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 & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Informational Session & Tour
Wed March 02, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm. Learn what Middlesex Hospital has to offer you during the birth of your new baby! Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this Pregnancy & Birth Center Informational Session and Tour which is offered twice a month at 5:30 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sat March 05, 2016 8:30am - 4:15pm. Our one-day childbirth preparation program covers topics ranging from labor and deliver to postpartum. This class is intended for those parents who want Just the Basics as we help them understand and plan for labor, delivery and postpartum. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun March 06, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun March 06, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of having a new baby and learn what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed March 09, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm. A 2.5 hour entry level course designed for the general public, parents, babysitters, etc. The course offers guidelines for the one rescuer adult infant/child CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction. Classes held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. To register, call 860-358-6699. $40 per person or $75 per couple. This class is not eligible for online payment. You should prepay for this class by sending a check to A Second Chance at 16 Main St. Suite 203 Durham, CT 06422. Cost includes textbook, test and cards. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat March 12, 2016 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 once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Infant Massage Class
Sat March 19, 2016 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]

Informational Session & Tour
Tue March 22, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm. Learn what Middlesex Hospital has to offer you during the birth of your new baby! Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this Pregnancy & Birth Center Informational Session and Tour which is offered twice a month at 5:30 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 03/28/2016 until 05/02/2016. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. Learn the mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor. Your will have the opportunity to view the Pregnancy & Birth Center. This class is a 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 this 5-week series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 04/02/2016 until 04/09/2016. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. Learn the mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor. You will view the Pregnancy & Birth Center in this two Saturday series. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100, 2 day Saturday series. [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun April 03, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun April 03, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of having a new baby and learn what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Informational Session & Tour
Wed April 06, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm. Learn what Middlesex Hospital has to offer you during the birth of your new baby! Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this Pregnancy & Birth Center Informational Session and Tour which is offered twice a month at 5:30 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Informational Session & Tour
Tue April 12, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm. Learn what Middlesex Hospital has to offer you during the birth of your new baby! Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this Pregnancy & Birth Center Informational Session and Tour which is offered twice a month at 5:30 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed April 13, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm. A 2.5 hour entry level course designed for the general public, parents, babysitters, etc. The course offers guidelines for the one rescuer adult infant/child CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction. Classes held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. To register, call 860-358-6699. $40 per person or $75 per couple. This class will not be eligible for online payment. You should prepay for this class by sending a check to A Second Chance at 16 Main St. Suite 203 Durham, CT 06422. Cost includes textbook, test and cards. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat April 16, 2016 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 once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Infant Massage Class
Sat April 23, 2016 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 04/26/2016 until 05/24/2016. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. Learn the mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor. You will have the opportunity to view the Pregnancy & Birth Center. This class is taught in a 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 & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sat April 30, 2016 8:30am - 4:15pm. Our one-day childbirth preparation program covers topics ranging from labor and deliver to postpartum. This class is intended for those parents who want Just the Basics as we help them understand and plan for labor, delivery and postpartum. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun May 01, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun May 01, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn how to care for your newborn, cope with the demands of having a new baby and learn what you need to know prior to discharge from the hospital. Classes are offered once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $30 per couple. [Register]

Informational Session & Tour
Wed May 04, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm. Learn what Middlesex Hospital has to offer you during the birth of your new baby! Families are welcome to visit the maternity center via this Pregnancy & Birth Center Informational Session and Tour which is offered twice a month at 5:30 pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Free [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 05/07/2016 until 05/14/2016. Learn what to expect during the labor and birth experience. Learn the mechanics of labor and birth as well as tools for coping with the demands of labor. You will view the Pregnancy & Birth Center in this two Saturday series. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $100, 2 day Saturday series. [Register]

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