Angie Wicks, nurse manager at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton's Birthing Unit, discusses the importance of safe infant sleep practices, as well as the HALO SleepSack program offered to new families who deliver at the Birthing Center.

The Birthing Center offers parent education classes, free of charge, at regular intervals throughout the year.

**2022 Virtual Childbirth and Parent Education Course Offerings**

To register for any of the available classes, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5200, and leave a detailed message of the classes, day and time you want to attend. One of our team members will reach out to you with login credentials as the date of the virtual event nears.

Virtual Course Topics:

Breastfeeding Class

Expectant mothers are offered information about the benefits of breastfeeding for their babies and themselves, as well as tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding.

Labor and Delivery

During this course offered throughout the year, expectant parents are provided with an overview of topics, including maternal reproductive health; signs, symptoms and stages of labor; pain management during labor; techniques for a successful birthing experience; cesarean delivery; and recovery after childbirth.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR

Provides new parents with information, including newborn safety, new mom safety and general safety.

Breastfeeding Support

Certified lactation consultants offer expectant and new mothers information about the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby along with tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding. For information regarding breastfeeding support conducted by appointment via video-conference or in-person, contact Carol Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5700.

Learn more about breastfeeding support through UM Shore Regional Health.