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

Upcoming Events, Classes and Support Groups

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]

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]

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]

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]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed January 07, 2015 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 01/10/2015 until 01/17/2015. 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]

Sibling Class
Sun January 11, 2015 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 January 11, 2015 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 Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 01/13/2015 until 02/10/2015. 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]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Tue January 13, 2015 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed January 14, 2015 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]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed January 21, 2015 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]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat January 24, 2015 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun January 25, 2015 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 Express Class
Sat January 31, 2015 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. A tour of the Pregnancy & Birth Center is also included. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org , or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed February 04, 2015 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 02/07/2015 until 02/14/2015. 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]

Sibling Class
Sun February 08, 2015 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 February 08, 2015 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
Tue February 10, 2015 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed February 11, 2015 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 02/16/2015 until 03/16/2015. 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]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed February 18, 2015 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 February 22, 2015 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]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat February 28, 2015 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]

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