COVID-19 Information

Childbirth and Parenting Education

As a result of COVID-19 concerns, Health Education has suspended all in-person classes indefinitely.
We are pleased to offer online Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and Newborn Care classes in English and Spanish, and a Virtual Hospital Tour in English and Spanish.

A Class Just for You

Pregnancy is a time of change and new experiences. You experience feelings, both physical and emotional, that you may have never experienced before. It is a big change to all areas of your life. It is also a learning experience for you, your partner, and your family. To help you prepare, we offer educational classes in English and Spanish to include childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, and newborn care. We also offer a virtual hospital tour of Women & Infants Hospital in English and Spanish.

We Offer a Variety of Childbirth Education Classes and Workshops:
  • Childbirth Preparation
  • Parenting Education
  • Grandparents Preparation
  • Virtual Hospital Tours
  • Babysitting Academy
  • Family Finances Workshop

Childbirth and Parenting Education

English Classes

Babysitting Academy – Virtual via Zoom

Our Babysitting Academy is designed to teach girls and boys to become responsible babysitters. This course includes babysitting responsibilities, child growth and development, child care, accident prevention and safety, First Aid training, activities for children, and positive discipline techniques. Class cost is $75.00 per child. This class is not covered by insurance.

Breastfeeding - Virtual via Zoom

This class teaches expectant parents everything they need to know to breastfeed their baby. Topics include preparing for nursing, breastfeeding techniques, and pumping and storing milk. Class cost is $35.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Caring for You and Your Infant (Two Week Series) - Virtual via Zoom

This two-week series teaches expectant parents how to care for mom and baby. Topics include what to expect from your hospital experience, Mom’s postpartum adjustments and care, newborn appearance, newborn care including diapering, swaddling, comforting, bathing, and burping. Class cost is $75.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Childbirth Preparation (Three Week Series) - Virtual via Zoom

This three-week series teaches expectant parents about the childbirth experience. Topics include physical and emotional preparation for birth, the signs and stages of labor, the birth process, medical interventions, the Alternative Birthing Center (ABC), relaxation and breathing techniques, what to expect during your hospital stay, and birth videos. Class cost is $100.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Family Finances Workshop - Virtual via Zoom

We understand that your life is full of changes. Whether graduating from high school or college, starting a new job, getting married, buying a house, or expecting a new baby, your financial situation is changing. This FREE CLASS will help you understand the basics of money management and sound financial health. You will learn how to manage your income and expenses, establish goals and build savings, shop for loans and credit understand how to get out of debt, identify what important papers and documents you should have.

Grandparents - Virtual via Zoom

This special class is designed to enhance the bond between expectant grandparents and the new family. The entire family is invited to find out what’s new and not so new in childbirth, infant care, and the hospital experience. Class cost is $30.00 per family. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Planned Cesarean Birth Preparation - Virtual via Zoom

If you know you are having a Cesarean birth, this class will help to prepare you for your birth experience. Topics include medication and anesthesia, relaxation techniques, the surgical procedure, recovery, what to expect during your hospital stay, and a birth video. Class cost is $35.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Planned Induction of Labor Preparation – Virtual via Zoom

If your doctor or midwife has spoken to you about having an Induction of Labor, this free class will help to prepare you for your induction experience. Topics include: What is induction of labor? MEDICAL reasons for induction, ELECTIVE induction, Cervical ripening: What to expect, What to expect in Labor and Delivery, A few more things to know, and helpful tips.

Understanding Birth eClass

Our online childbirth preparation class takes 4-6 hours to complete and prepares expectant parents for their birthing experience. Have you given birth before? This online class is a great refresher course too! Topics include what’s happening to your changing body, having multiples, physical and emotional preparation for birth, the signs and stages of labor and birth, comfort, relaxation, and breathing techniques, medical interventions, vaginal and Cesarean birth, advice for partners, and what to expect during your hospital stay. This program includes instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You’ll have access to the eClass for 9 months after you first log in. Class cost is $100.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Understanding Breastfeeding eClass

Our online breastfeeding class takes 2-3 hours to complete and provides all the information an expectant mother needs to breastfeed her baby. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby, preparing for nursing, breastfeeding techniques and positions, pumping and storing breast milk, and advice for partners. This program includes instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You’ll have access to the eClass for 9 months after you first log in. Class cost is $35.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Understanding Your Multiples eClass

Our online multiples childbirth preparation class takes 4-6 hours to complete and prepares expectant parents for their multiples birthing experience. Topics include what’s happening to your changing body, having multiples, physical and emotional preparation for birth, the signs and stages of labor and birth, comfort, relaxation, and breathing techniques, medical interventions, vaginal and Cesarean birth, advice for partners, and what to expect during your hospital stay. This program includes instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You’ll have access to the eClass for 9 months after you first log in. Class cost is $100.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Understanding Your Newborn eClass

Our interactive online newborn care class takes 4-6 hours to complete and teaches expectant parents how to care for their baby. Topics include newborn traits and behaviors, growth and development, crying and comforting, feeding and burping, diapering, bathing, newborn health and safety, and advice for partners. This program includes instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You’ll have access to the eClass for 9 months after you first log in. Class cost is $75.00 per couple. Some insurance plans cover the cost of childbirth and parenting classes. Please contact your insurance carrier to see if your health plan covers this class. If your health plan covers this class, please call Women & Infants Health Education Department at (401) 276-7800 to register.

Women & Infants Virtual Hospital Tour (English Video)

This video tour of the hospital will provide you with all the little details about what to expect from your hospital experience including hospital policies and what to bring with you to the hospital to make your stay more comfortable. This is a free tour.

Clases de Español

eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre el parto

Nuestra clase electrónica interactiva tiene una duración de 4 a 6 horas, y provee información sobre el embarazo, trabajo de parto, experiencias de parto, técnicas de confort, procedimientos médicos, cesáreas, recién nacidos y período posparto a padres de familia que esperan un bebé. Al siguiente día hábil de pagar la clase, usted recibirá un mensaje por correo electrónico de InJoy con el enlace de acceso a la clase electrónica. Las familias que compran esta clase electrónica tienen 270 días para verla a partir de la primera vez que la usan. El costo de la clase es $100.00. Favor de contactar as su seguro médico para saber si su plan de salud cubre las clases de parto y otros cursos relacionados sobre el cuidado de los bebes. Si su plan de seguro cubre las clases de parto y otros cursos relacionados sobre el cuidado de los bebés, por favor lláme at 1-888-446-8537 para hablar con alguien en español e inscribirse en sus clases.

eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre la lactancia maternal

Nuestra clase electrónica interactiva tiene una duración de 2 a 3 horas, y provee información esencial sobre la lactancia materna a padres de familia que esperan un bebé. Al siguiente día hábil de pagar la clase, usted recibirá un mensaje por correo electrónico de InJoy con el enlace de acceso a la clase electrónica. Las familias que compran esta clase electrónica tienen 270 días para verla a partir de la primera vez que la usan. El costo de la clase es $35.00. Favor de contactar as su seguro médico para saber si su plan de salud cubre las clases de parto y otros cursos relacionados sobre el cuidado de los bebes. Si su plan de seguro cubre las clases de parto y otros cursos relacionados sobre el cuidado de los bebés, por favor lláme at 1-888-446-8537 para hablar con alguien en español e inscribirse en sus clases.         

eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre partos múltiples
Nuestra clase de preparación para el parto múltiple en línea toma de 4 a 6 horas para completarse y prepara a los futuros padres para su experiencia de parto múltiple. Los temas incluyen lo que le está sucediendo a su cuerpo cambiante, tener múltiples, preparación física y emocional para el parto, los signos y etapas del trabajo de parto y el parto, comodidad, técnicas de relajación y respiración, intervenciones médicas, parto vaginal y por cesárea, consejos para las parejas y qué esperar durante su estadía en el hospital. Este programa incluye videoclips instructivos, animaciones y juegos interactivos. Tendrá acceso a la eClass durante 9 meses después de iniciar sesión por primera vez. El costo de la clase es de $ 100.00 por pareja. Algunos planes de seguro cubren el costo del parto y las clases para padres. Comuníquese con su compañía de seguros para ver si su plan de salud cubre esta clase. Si su plan de seguro cubre las clases de parto y otros cursos relacionados sobre el cuidado de los bebés, por favor lláme at 1-888-446-8537 para hablar con alguien en español e inscribirse en sus clases.
eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre los recién nacidos

Nuestra clase electrónica interactiva tiene una duración de 4 a 6 horas, y provee información sobre los cuidados del recién nacido, incluyendo las características y comportamientos del recién nacido, el llanto y cómo calmarlo, la alimentación, el cambio de pañales, el baño, la salud y seguridad del recién nacido, y mucha más información a padres de familia que esperan un bebé. El costo de la clase es $75.00. Al siguiente día hábil de pagar la clase, usted recibirá un mensaje por correo electrónico de InJoy con el enlace de acceso a la clase electrónica. Las familias que compran esta clase electrónica tienen 270 días para verla a partir de la primera vez que la usan. Favor de contactar as su seguro médico para saber si su plan de salud cubre las clases de parto y otros cursos relacionados sobre el cuidado de los bebes. Si su plan de seguro cubre las clases de parto y otros cursos relacionados sobre el cuidado de los bebés, por favor lláme at 1-888-446-8537 para hablar con alguien en español e inscribirse en sus clases.

 

Visita virtual al hospital para mujeres y bebés

Este recorrido en video por el hospital le brindará todos los pequeños detalles sobre qué esperar de su experiencia en el hospital, incluidas las políticas del hospital y qué debe traer al hospital para que su estadía sea más cómoda. Este es un recorrido gratuito.

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Get in touch.

For more information about our classes, please call the Health Education Department at Women & Infants at (401) 276-7800. Solo lláme y deje su nombre y numero de teléfono en su mensaje. Su llamada sera devuelta en español 1-888-446-8537.

To ensure satisfactory placement, please register no later than your sixth month of pregnancy.

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Women & Infants Hospital Center for Health Education

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