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

Upcoming Events, Classes and Support Groups

Newborn Care Class
Sun April 27, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm. 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 Fair - Spring Community Event
Sun April 27, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Come meet our providers and expert team and hear all about the services of the Middlesex Hospital Pregnancy & Birth Center, including: prenatal care, perinatal classes - new yoga/pilates class, labor and birth, breastfeeding, safe sleep, car seat safety, breastfeeding groups and postpartum support and free Tdap (whooping cough) vaccine. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 04/21/2014 until 05/19/2014. 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]

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 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Thursday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm starting 04/17/2014 until 05/15/2014. 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:45am - 2:00pm starting 05/03/2014 until 05/10/2014. 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 May 04, 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. [More]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Tue May 13, 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed May 14, 2014 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]

Infant Massage Class
Sun May 18, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun May 18, 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 May 21, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Thursday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm starting 05/29/2014 until 06/26/2014. 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]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat May 31, 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]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed June 04, 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 8:45am - 2:00pm starting 06/07/2014 until 06/14/2014. 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]

Infant Massage Class
Sun June 08, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun June 08, 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 06/09/2014 until 07/07/2014. 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]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Tue June 10, 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed June 11, 2014 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 June 18, 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]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat June 21, 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun June 22, 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 Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 06/24/2014 until 07/22/2014. 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 June 29, 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]

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