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

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
There are some changes to the March 2016 yoga schedule. Please note: Postpartum Tuesday yoga has been moved to Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Pregnancy & Birth Center Classroom. Saturday morning yoga classes have changed to Postpartum - 9 a.m.; Prenatal - 10 a.m. Yoga will be held at Middlesex Hospital locations for the first, second and fifth weeks of March. Skype classes are available for the third and fourth weeks. If interested in participating in the Skype classes, e-mail Instructor Rikki Alrutz at rikki.alrutz@midhosp.org so she can add you to the group. 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 03/02/2016. 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]

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]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm starting 03/03/2016. 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 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. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org. Fee: 10 classes for $80, 5 classes for $50 or drop in for $15 per class. [More]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Saturday from 9:00am - 10:00am starting 03/05/2014. 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 Saturday from 10:00am - 11:00am 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]

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]

Informational Session & Tour
Tue May 31, 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 06/04/2016 until 06/11/2016. 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]

Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates class
Meets monthly on the first Saturday from 11:00am - 12:00pm starting 03/05/2015. 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. 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]

Sibling Class
Sun June 05, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 05/16/2016 until 06/20/2016. 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. [More]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 06/07/2016 until 07/12/2016. 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. You may register online at middlesexhospital.org/pregnancycalendar. Fee $100 per couple [Register]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed June 08, 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]

Parent & Toddler Yoga/Pilates Class
Meets monthly on the second Saturday from 11:00am - 12:00pm starting 09/06/2014. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun June 12, 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
Fri June 17, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm. 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. pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org/pregnancycalendar. Free of charge! [Register]

Infant Massage Class
Sat June 18, 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 June 18, 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/pregnancycalendar, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sat June 25, 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]

Informational Session & Tour
Tue June 28, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm. 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. pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org/pregnancycalendar. Free of charge! [Register]

Sibling Class
Sun July 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 07/09/2016 until 07/16/2016. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun July 10, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 07/11/2016 until 08/15/2016. 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. You may register online at middlesexhospital.org/pregnancycalendar. [Register]

Informational Session & Tour
Fri July 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm. 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. pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org/pregnancycalendar. Free of charge! [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat July 23, 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]

Informational Session & Tour
Tue July 26, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm. 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. pm. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org/pregnancycalendar. Free of charge! [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 07/26/2016 until 08/30/2016. 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]

Infant Massage Class
Sat July 30, 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]

Sibling Class
Sun August 07, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:30pm starting 08/09/2016 until 08/30/2016. 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 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 4-week series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed August 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 Class
Sat August 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 once a month. You may register online at www.middlesexhospital.org, or by calling 860-358-6699. Fee $25. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun August 14, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sat August 20, 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]

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