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 Information Session & Tour (Free & not limited to 3rd Trimester)
  • Sibling Class
  • Pediatric & Family CPR

* Highly recommended to start educational classes during your 3rd trimester of Pregnancy, approximately 27 weeks. Please contact Nurse Navigator for any questions or concerns in regards to scheduling.  

  • Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Postpartum Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class

* These classes can be taken during your Pregnancy & after pregnancy (consult your Physician before beginning any of the Yoga Programs) 

 

Upcoming Events, Classes and Support Groups

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sun September 23, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm. 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/pregnancycalendar. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:30pm starting 09/17/2018 until 10/08/2018. 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 5-week series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [More]

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets weekly on Tuesday's from 10 - 11:30 a.m. 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. The group meets on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. and is facilitated by a Lactation Consultant provided by Middlesex Hospital. [More]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:30pm starting 09/04/2018 until 10/02/2018. 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 5-week series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [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]

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. [More]

Mommy & Baby Yoga
All Classes will be held weekly on Thursday's at 10 am in the Goodwin Conference room on the Main Lobby Floor of the hospital unless otherwise noted. Mommy & Baby Yoga Class will gently begin to strengthen your body in a gradual and effective way, while lifting your spirits as you learn to take life one moment at a time. Option to buy a drop in session for $15. The two packages available are 5 classes for $50 or 10 classes for $80. [More]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
meets weekly on Wednesday's & Friday's at 6 pm and Saturday's at 10 am. 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! Fee: 10 classes for $80, 5 classes for $50 or drop in for $15 per class. [More]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
meets weekly on Saturday's from 9 am - 10 am. ** ICE DELAY - December 23rd, 2017 ** Classes will be delayed until 2 pm ** ICE DELAY - December 23rd, 2017 ** Classes will be delayed until 2 pm This class is designed to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. [More]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
*** ICE Delay 12/23/17 - Class will be delayed until 3pm today! meets weekly on Wednesday's & Friday's at 6 pm and Saturday's at 10 am. *** ICE Delay 12/23/17 - Class will be delayed until 3pm today! 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun September 30, 2018 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 October 06, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm. 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]

Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates class
Meets monthly on the first Saturday from 12:30am - 1:30pm 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. Register Online! Fee: 5 classes for $80, 3 classes for $60 or drop in for $25 per couple, per class. [More]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed October 10, 2018 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 monthly on Wednesday evening. Register online today! Cost of class is $40 per person or $75 per couple. This class will not be eligible for online payment. Cost includes textbook, test and cards. You should prepay for this class by sending a check to: A Second Chance 57 Ozick Dr Unit G Durham,CT 06422. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Thu October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 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
Fri October 12, 2018 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]

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

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sun October 14, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm. 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/pregnancycalendar. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun October 28, 2018 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 - 8:30pm starting 10/29/2018 until 11/19/2018. 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 5-week series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Thu November 01, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 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]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sat November 03, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm. 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:30pm starting 11/13/2018 until 12/04/2018. 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 5-week series & $60 per couple for 3-week refresher. [Register]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed November 14, 2018 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 monthly on Wednesday evenings.Register online today! Cost of class is $40 per person or $75 per couple. This class will not be eligible for online payment.Cost includes textbook, test and cards. You should prepay for this class by sending a check to: A Second Chance 57 Ozick Dr Unit G Durham,CT 06422 [Register]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sun November 18, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm. 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/pregnancycalendar. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Newborn Care Class
Sun November 25, 2018 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
Sun December 09, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm. 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/pregnancycalendar. Fee $80 per couple. [Register]

Breastfeeding Class
Thu December 13, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 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]

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