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)
  • Sibling Class
  • Pediatric & Family CPR
  • Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Postpartum Yoga & Pilates Class
  • Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates Class

* Highly recommended to start educational classes during your 3rd trimester of Pregnancy, approximately 30 weeks. Please contact Nurse Navigator for any questions or concerns in regards to scheduling.  

Upcoming Events, Classes and Support Groups

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 09/12/2016 until 10/10/2016. 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. [More]

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets weekly on Tuesday's from 10 am-11:30 am. 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]

Prenatal Yoga & Pilates
Meets weekly on Wednesday's & Friday's at 6 pm and Saturday's at 10 am. 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 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 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]

Mommy & Baby Yoga
Meets weekly on Thursday from 10:00am - 11:00am starting 06/09/2016 until 10/27/2016. 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. [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 at www.middlesexhospital.org. Fee: 10 classes for $80, 5 classes for $50 or drop in for $15 per class. [More]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 10/01/2016 until 10/08/2016. 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]

Postpartum Yoga & Pilates
meets weekly on Saturday's from 9 am - 10 am. 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'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 aid in finding your body during postpartum joy. These well-designed exercises are safe for all trimesters and fitness levels. [More]

Couples Prenatal Yoga & Pilates class
Meets monthly on the first Saturday from 11:00am - 12:00pm 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 October 02, 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]

Informational Session & Tour
Fri October 07, 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]

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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun October 09, 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed October 12, 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
Wed October 19, 2016 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]

Infant Massage Class
Sat October 22, 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 October 22, 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 October 23, 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 October 28, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sat October 29, 2016 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 Saturday from 8:30am - 2:00pm starting 11/05/2016 until 11/12/2016. 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 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]

Sibling Class
Sun November 06, 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 - 8:30pm starting 11/07/2016 until 11/28/2016. 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]

Informational Session & Tour
Tue November 08, 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]

Family & Friends Pediatric CPR
Wed November 09, 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun November 13, 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 Tuesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 11/15/2016 until 12/13/2016. 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]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed November 16, 2016 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 November 18, 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 November 19, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Express Class
Sun December 04, 2016 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]

Sibling Class
Sun December 04, 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]

Breastfeeding Class
Wed December 07, 2016 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 December 09, 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 December 10, 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]

Childbirth Preparation Class
Meets weekly on Monday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm starting 12/12/2016 until 01/23/2017. 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]

Newborn Care Class
Sun December 18, 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
Tue December 20, 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]

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