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

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 09/15/2014 until 10/13/2014. 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. [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]

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 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 09/04/2014 until 10/02/2014. 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 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 09/20/2014 until 09/27/2014. 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 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 September 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 09/30/2014 until 10/28/2014. 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
Wed October 01, 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed October 08, 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]

Sibling Class
Sun October 12, 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 October 14, 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]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed October 15, 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 Express Class
Sat October 18, 2014 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]

Infant Massage Class
Sat October 18, 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun October 19, 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 - Fall Community Event
Sun October 19, 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.We are a "Baby Friendly" and "Magnet" Hospital. You may register online or call Lori Zapatka at 860-358-6699 or email at lori.zapatka@midhosp.org. [More]

Breastfeeding Class
Sat October 25, 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 Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 11/01/2014 until 11/08/2014. 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]

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. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed November 05, 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun November 09, 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
Tue November 11, 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 November 12, 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
Sat November 15, 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 November 15, 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]

Sibling Class
Sun November 16, 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]

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. [Register]

Pregnancy & Birth Center Tour
Wed November 19, 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 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]

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]

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