Classes & Support Groups
January 20 & 27
February 3, 10 & 17
March 10, 17, 24 & 31
April 7 & 14
May 5, 12 & 19
June 2, 9 & 16
July 7, 14, 21 & 28
August 4 & 11
September 8, 15, 22 & 29
October 6 & 13
November 3, 10, 17 & 24
December 1 & 8
Dates Listed Above
Time: 7 pm-9 pm
Fee: Free for mothers delivering at Highlands Maternity Center; otherwise, $75.
Please call 256.218.3340 or 256.218.3330 to register.
You must be at least 20 weeks to register.
This class is designed to familiarize the mother with breathing and relaxation techniques; the
process of labor and delivery; what to expect while you are at Highlands Maternity Center; anesthesia for labor; postpartum, breastfeeding and infant care. After attending, you will be knowledgeable of procedures and options available to you, enabling you to make choices that provide the fulfilling labor and delivery experience that you want for yourself. A tour of The Maternity Center is included with this class. The class meets weekly for six weeks and should be scheduled as close as possible to your due date. A reunion class is held after all babies are delivered.
Date: As Needed
Contact: Kathy Gilbert email@example.com
Location: Education Center at Highlands Medical Center
Use the Harley Street Entrance to the Education Center.
Classes are held the second Tuesday of each month.
Highlands Medical Center Education Department. Please use Harley Street entrance.
No pre-registration is required. Please arrive by 5:45 to fill out registration forms.
Kathy Gilbert 256-218-3828
Date: Contact for dates and times
Time: To be announced
Location: Maternity Center
Fee: Free for mothers delivering at Highlands Maternity Center; otherwise, $20.
Registration: Please call 218.3330 to register during the seventh or eighth month of your pregnancy.
Contact: Margaret Pierce at 218.3330
This class provides all the information you will need to successfully begin breastfeeding your newborn. Basic information includes positioning the baby, engorgement and prevention of sore nipples, short-term and long-term health benefits for the baby and the bonding that occurs between babies and their breastfeeding mothers. Fathers and grandparents-to-be are encouraged to attend to help them understand that breastfeeding is a family affair.
To inquire about any of the classes or support groups listed on this page, please use the contact information given for that particular class. General comments and questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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