Nanticoke Memorial Hospital hosts childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet for a total of five weeks – four weeks covering childbirth education and the fifth week covering breastfeeding education.
- August 29, September 5, 12, 29, 26
- October 3, 10, 17, 24,*October 29 (*Tuesday)
- *November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10 (*Tuesdays)
The maternity education classes are designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. They will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticoke’s Mother & Baby Care Center.
A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. The refresher class covers breathing techniques, signs, symptoms, and stages of labor, birthing options, and a tour of Nanticoke’s Mother & Baby Care Center.
The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Pre-registration is required for either class.
To register or for more information, contact Nanticoke’s Maternal Child Health Clinical Educator at 302-629-6611, extension 2540. To learn more about women’s health services provided by Nanticoke, visit www.nanticoke.org/womens-health.