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This is a very exciting time for you and your family!

As you prepare for the birth of your baby, we want to offer our assistance with childbirth education, sibling preparation, breastfeeding programs and support groups. The more educated and confident you feel as you enter into this exciting time, the more positive your birth experience will be and Milford Regional offers many ways to help assure your success.

As you review the following programs, please feel free to call our Childbirth Education Department at 508-422-2756 with your questions.

Childbirth Preparation and Education Programs

Milford Regional offers a choice of classes which focus on preparing mom and coach to deal knowledgeably and effectively with pregnancy, labor and delivery.

The evening, Saturday and weekend programs cover physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, nutrition, signs and stages of labor, true and false labor, anesthesia choices, and a tour of the Maternity Center. They also include the American Heart Association CPR for Family and Friends/Infant CPR course. Participants will learn infant CPR and skills for relief of choking, how to recognize the signs of life-threatening emergencies in infants, reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and prevent common injuries in infants. The cesarean section preparation program is a 2-night program for those who know in advance that they will be having their babies via c-section. This class also includes infant CPR.

To register, please print this pdf form and mail it to the address noted with your payment.


4-Week Evening Program

Next class: April 3-24 or May 1-22 or June 5-26 or July 10-24 or August 7-28 or September 4-25

This program meets one night a week (Thursday nights) for four weeks from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This class will cover the material described above and includes infant CPR. $125/Couple.

Weekend Program

Next class: May 3 and 4 or June7 and 8 or July 12 and 13 or August 2 and 3 or September 6 and 7

For those whose schedule precludes an evening commitment, we offer this weekend program. This group instruction covers the material described above (including Infant CPR) in a weekend class that meets from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. $150/Couple.

Saturday Program

Next class: May 3 or June 7 or July 12 or August 2 or September 6

For those whose schedule precludes an evening or full weekend commitment, we offer this Saturday program. This small group instruction covers the material described above (including Infant CPR) in one session from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be a lunch break and you can either bring a lunch or dine in our cafeteria. $150/Couple.

Cesarean Section Preparation Program

Next class: May 6 and 13 or June 3 and 10 or July 8 and 15

For those who know in advance that they will be having a cesarean section, this two night program includes information on what to expect both before and after birth, as well as caring for mom and baby following birth. The program includes infant CPR and a tour of The Maternity Center. It meets from 6 – 8 p.m. Please call 508-422-2756 as soon as you know you will be having a C-Section. $75/Couple.

Refresher Class

Next class: Monday, May 5 or Monday, June 2 or Monday, July 7 or Monday, August 4 or Monday, September 8

Even if you’ve done this before, a refresher can be very helpful! This one-night class is held from 6 – 9 p.m. to review the basics of labor and delivery. Special emphasis is placed on breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as an update on recent changes in procedures and techniques. A discussion of sibling adjustment and Maternity Center tour is included. $50/Couple.

Baby & Me

Next class: Thursday, May 1 or Thursday, June 5 or Thursday, July 10 or Thursday, August 7 or Thursday, September 4

For expecting parents who are unable to participate in one of our Childbirth Preparation programs, we offer this class to provide helpful information on caring for mom and baby following delivery. Held the first Thursday of each month from 4 – 5:30 p.m. $30/Couple.

Breast Feeding Class

Next class: Monday, May 12 or Monday, June 9 or Monday, July 14 or Monday, August 11 or Monday, September 15

This one-night class is held to help expectant parents develop an understanding of the basic principles of breast feeding. Topics include: the benefits to mom and baby; how milk is produced; how to determine if your baby is getting enough; latch-on and proper positioning. Old myths will be dispelled with the findings of current research. Support person is encouraged to attend. Held from 6 – 9 p.m. $50/Couple.

sibling classSibling Class

Next class: Wednesday, May 7 or Wednesday, June 4 or Wednesday, July 9 or Wednesday, August 6 or Wednesday, September 3

Being a big brother or sister is very exciting! This one-hour session for siblings 3–12 years old helps to familiarize them with The Maternity Center and to discuss their new and important role. Held the first Wednesday of each month from 4 – 5 p.m. $10/Family.

If you have any questions about any of the above programs, call the Childbirth Education Department at 508-422-2756. If you need to make financial arrangements, please ask to speak to the Director of Childbirth Education.

If you would like to tour our Maternity Center, and are not taking a Childbirth Education class, please call 508-422-2320.


Teen Pregnancy Group

Teen mothers-to-be (up to 19 years of age) meet in a comfortable, supportive setting to learn about their baby’s growth, changes to expect, legal issues, birth control, nutrition and exercise. Teens may bring one friend. Meets the second, third and fourth Thursdays of each month from 4 – 6 p.m. The group is free, but registration is required. Please call 508-473-1190, ext. 5076. Registration form (pdf)


 

Support Groups

Registration is not required for these free groups!

Breastfeeding is Beautiful (BIB)

This group provides lactation support and encouragement, professional breastfeeding resources, mother-to-mother peer support and a relaxed, informal environment for breastfeeding moms and their babies. A lactation counselor or consultant is available to answer questions and address concerns. Meets in the Maternity Education Room (take elevator B to the second floor, turn right and go through the double doors. The Maternity Education room will be immediately on your left) on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 10 – 11 a.m. For more information, call 508-422-2960.

Mother Talk Group

New moms can often use someone to talk to! This group for mothers of infants from newborn to eight months provides an opportunity for moms to discuss their feelings and share ideas about mothering. Meets on the first Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Maternity Education Room (take elevator B to the second floor, turn right and go through the double doors. The Maternity Education room will be immediately on your left) and also on the third Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Physicians Conference Center A, located adjacent to the main lobby of the medical center. Registration is not required. For more information, call 508-473-1190, ext. 5076.


If you have any questions about any of the above programs, call the Childbirth Education Department at 508-422-2756. If you need to make financial arrangements, please ask to speak to the Director of Childbirth Education.

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