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Parent Education Programs and Classes

 

Beverly Hospital is pleased to help you prepare for your new baby with a series of childbirth education programs taught by our own certified childbirth educators and/or registered nurses. We offer a full range of education programs for your whole family.

To register for any of the programs and classes below or for more information, please call 978-927-9103.

Before Your Baby's Birth

To register for any of these classes, including e-learning, please call us by your sixth month of pregnancy to check for availability, dates and times. Our classes fill quickly, on a first-come, first-served basis.

MATERNITY TOURS

Free group tours of Beverly Hospital’s Maternity Services are offered on a weeknight evening and on a Saturday morning each month. Tours are also included as part of our childbirth classes.

PRENATAL PREPARATION CLASS

This includes preparation for childbirth classes. Weeknight and weekend classes are available. Topics include signs and stages of labor, comfort and measures for labor, breathing techniques, medication, anesthesia and more.

E-LEARNING: ONLINE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS

Traditional childbirth classes may not work for some parents-to-be due to time constraints or scheduling conflicts. This online program allows couples to learn about pregnancy and birthing at their own pace and convenience.

HYPNOBIRTHING

Hypnobirthing is a childbirth method that focuses on preparing parents for a gentle birth. Taught by a certified hypnobirthing practitioner, this course teaches proven techniques in a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis. It is held for four- or five-week sessions, usually during the evening. Included is a tour of Beverly Hospital’s Maternity Services and a prenatal breastfeeding class.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES FOR YOUNG MOMS

This class is a seven-week series especially planned to support young women in their labor and childbirth.

HEALTHY PREGNANCY FOR YOUNG WOMEN

This is a one-evening class for young moms, to be taken early in pregnancy. Topics include nutrition, fetal development, healthy lifestyle options and more.

REFRESHER CLASS

This class is one evening for three hours, for parents who have previously attended a childbirth education class. Topics include reviews of pain relief, breathing, relaxation, and sibling concerns.

PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING CLASS

Topics include signs and stages of labor, comfort and measures for labor, breathing techniques, medication, anesthesia and more. Weeknight and weekend classes are available.

BABY CARE AND MORE

This two-hour class teaches new parents about comforting their baby, bathing, diapering, feeding, and more.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR

This American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR course gives participants hands-on learning for CPR of the adult, child, and infant. Choking will also be covered as well as basic first aid and baby safety. This class does not provide certification.

BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS

This class, offered once a month on a Saturday morning, helps prepare first-time fathers for the joys and challenges of fatherhood.

SIBLING CLASS

This class, offered once a month, meets for one hour on a Saturday morning for children ages 3-7, to help them adjust to the role of big brother or big sister.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Childbirth education classes may be arranged at home, on an individual basis, for women whose medical situations do not allow them to attend classes at the hospital.

After Your Baby's Birth

THE B.R.E.A.S.T. CONNECTION

Meet with a lactation consultant and get the extra support you need after going home. This drop-in session includes the visit and Mothertalk group after the visit.

MOTHERTALK GROUPS

These weekly drop-in groups are for moms with a baby age newborn to four months, and for moms with a baby age four months and older.

DADDY AND BABY GROUP

In this monthly group, new dads are welcome to come with their babies, from newborn and up, to share experiences and get advice.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR

This American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR course gives participants hands-on learning for CPR of the adult, child, and infant. Choking will also be covered as well as basic first aid and baby safety. This class does not provide certification.

 

These are basic classes. Additional classes may be available. Contact us for more information.

All classes are held on the Beverly Hospital campus. Please note that preregistration and prepayment is required for all classes. Please call us for pricing. If you have any questions or for special circumstances, please call us at 978-927-9103.