Childbirth Education Marathon

Developed for busy expecting parents, this one-day class focuses on evidence-based information that empowers parents to manage the process of labor and birth and make informed choices for their birth experience. This class provides an understanding of the stages of labor and familiarity with medical and hospital procedures. Discussion will focus on pain management options and we will practice techniques for relaxation, breathing and pushing. Class includes what to expect in the immediate postpartum period and a tour of Labor and Delivery.

Class is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a break for lunch. $75 fee includes mother and support person.

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018

Fees

$75 per individual/couple


Breastfeeding

Learn how to breastfeed with confidence. Taught by a lactation consultant, this course will cover the basics of breastfeeding including advantages of breastfeeding, initiating breastfeeding, various breastfeeding positions, establishing and identifying a good latch, and feeding and pumping guidelines. This interactive class also includes a helpful book.

Classes are offered from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018

Fees

Classes are free if receiving prenatal care at University of Maryland Redwood office, Penn St. office, Edmonson office, or Family Medicine. For all others, the fee is $45 for mother and support person.

Moms Breastfeeding Group

Meets every Thursday from 12 – 1 p.m. at 29 S. Paca St., Lower Level. 

Cost: Free

For questions email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu


Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances

Learn how to breastfeed with confidence in special circumstances. Taught by a lactation consultant, this course will cover breastfeeding in a variety of situations including when your baby is in the NICU, cleft lip/palate, cardiac babies, etc. We will talk about advantages of breastfeeding, initiating breastfeeding, various breastfeeding and alternative feeding options, establishing and identifying a good latch/milk supply, and feeding and pumping guidelines. Classes are scheduled as needed.

Please email childbirthed@umm.edu to request this class.

Fees

$45


Infant Care with CPR, Safety and Bringing Home Your Baby: How to Choose a Pediatrician

Infant Care with CPR & Safety

Taught by registered nurses using evidence-based practice, this interactive class covers basic infant care such as bathing, cord care, diapering, temperature taking, and circumcision care. Household baby-proofing and basic infant first aid are discussed along with safe sleep environment and car seat safety. Using the American Heart Association Infant CPR Anytime program, infant and child CPR and choking rescue methods will be taught.

Classes are offered from 12 – 5 p.m. This class is for educational purposes and is not a certification program.

Bringing Home Your Baby

How to Choose a Pediatrician is presented by a UMMC pediatrician. Included are tips on how to choose the right pediatrician.

  • Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fees

  • Infant Care ONLY: $25 per person, $40 per couple
  • Infant CPR ONLY: $25 per person, $40 per couple
  • Infant Care with Safety & CPR combined: $40 per person, $60 per couple

Return to Work Pumping Class

Pumping: Making it Work

Perfect for moms returning to work while breastfeeding. Know your legal rights for pumping breaks at work! Learn how to use your breast pump and techniques to maintain milk supply. We will discuss safe milk handling and storage. You may bring your own breast pump. Sunday nights after Infant Care class. 

Class is 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018
  • Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fees

$30 fee includes mother and support person


Tours

We offer complimentary tours of the labor & delivery unit and the mother-baby unit for our expectant moms and one guest. Children are not allowed on these tours, see Sibling Class description for information on kids tours.

Registration is required for this tour. Register at ChildBirthEd@umm.edu. Please include the doctor you see and your due date.

You must be pregnant to take this tour.