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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 and Parenting Education
  • Sibling Preparation
  • Grandparent Preparation
  • CPR
  • & More

Childbirth and Parenting Education

English Classes 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.

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.

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.

 

Women & Infants Virtual Hospital Tour

During this virtual tour of the hospital, we will discuss all the little details about your hospital experience including hospital policies and what to bring with you to make your stay more comfortable.During this one hour walking tour of the hospital, we will discuss all the little details about your hospital experience including hospital policies and what to bring with you to make your stay more comfortable. Take a Virtual Hospital 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.

eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre la lactancia materna

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.

eClass en ESPAÑOL sobre los recién nacidos

Visita virtual al hospital para mujeres y bebés

Durante este recorrido virtual del hospital, discutiremos todos los pequeños detalles sobre su experiencia en el hospital, incluidas las políticas del hospital y lo que debe traer para que su estadía sea más cómoda. Realice un recorrido virtual por el hospital

 

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.

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

Health education programs are offered in several locations for your convenience:

Women & Infants Hospital

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 276-7800, ext. 114

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Health Education Department

300 Richmond Street
Suite 102
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 276-7800
F: (401) 276-7890

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Women & Infants' Center for Health Education

1050 Main Street
East Greenwich, RI 02818
P: (401) 276-7800

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