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Parent Education Classes

  201-833-3153    |      parenteducation@holyname.org

Overview

Holy Name Medical Center offers free parent education classes that cover a wide range of topics concerning pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and postpartum support care. The sessions will help increase your knowledge of what is to come, from pregnancy through discharge from the hospital. Tours of the hospital are also available.

Please Note: In concern of the current world wide pandemic regarding coronavirus Holy Name Medical Center has made the decision to cancel all current classes, tours and support groups, until further notice, to prevent potential transmission. The Birthplace webpage will give you the most up to date information for the reinstitution of classes. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns via email to the Parent Education department at parenteducation@holyname.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

All classes are led by a registered nurse and moms-to-be are invited to bring a loved one. Sessions are divided between two Sundays every month.

To register for any of the Parent Education classes, please call the Parent Education Department at 201-833-3153 or register online below.
A Journey Through Pregnancy

Learn what to expect as your body changes to accommodate your developing baby during all the phases of pregnancy. Topics include:

  • Physical changes during pregnancy
  • Stages of labor
  • Symptoms that may require a call to your provider and what is an emergency situation

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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The Delivery Experience

Take a journey through the changes leading up to, during and after delivery. The specific areas of discussion will include:

  • Stages of labor
  • Pushing during a vaginal delivery and episiotomy
  • Cesarean section
  • Skin to skin contact after delivery
  • Exclusive breast feeding

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Care of Your New Family

Familiarize yourself with knowledge that will help create a smooth transition to life with a newborn. A variety of issues will be discussed including:

  • Feeding and elimination patterns
  • Bathing and dressing your newborn
  • Instructions for safe sleeping habits
  • Postpartum care
  • Postpartum depression
  • When your baby is sick and when to call the pediatrician
  • Car seat safety
  • Fall prevention

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Breastfeeding Support Groups

Weekly breastfeeding support groups for new and experienced parents offer opportunities to build a breastfeeding support network. Groups are led by Holy Name's International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants who address concerns and promote a positive breastfeeding experience.

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Breastfeeding Preparation (English)

Breastfeeding is natural... but there's still a learning curve. Maximize your satisfaction and success by learning how lactation works with instruction on positioning and latching on, common challenges, how to know when your baby is getting enough milk and more.

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Breastfeeding Preparation (Spanish)

La lactancia materna es natural... pero todavía hay una curva de aprendizaje. Maximiza tu satisfacción y éxito al aprender cómo funciona la lactancia con instrucciones sobre el posicionamiento y el agarre, los problemas comunes, cómo saber cuándo tu bebé está recibiendo suficiente leche y más.

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

Register Online Now