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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

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

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

Taught by one of our lactation consultants, this two-hour class prepares an expectant mother to breastfeed. Topics include storing breast milk, breast pumps, and much more. Partners are encouraged to attend.

BABY CARE AND MORE

This two-hour class teaches new parents about caring for their newborn, including bathing, diapering, feeding and more.

INFANT/CHILD, FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR

This American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR course gives participants hands-on learning for CPR of the child and infant. Choking will also be covered as well as basic baby safety. Grandparents, nannies, and babysitters are welcome to sign up as well. 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 BREAST 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 held Tuesday for moms with babies ages newborn to 3 months and Thursday for moms with older babies 4 to 8 months of age. A Saturday Mothertalk group is held every third Saturday for moms who have returned to work. Get to know other moms in a shared space.

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.

INFANT/CHILD, FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR

This American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR course gives participants hands-on learning for CPR of the child and infant. Choking will also be covered as well as basic baby safety. Grandparents, nannies, and babysitters are welcome to sign up as well. 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.