Our knowledgeable Childbirth Center instructors offer a variety of education classes for parents. Experienced, certified instructors teach both prenatal and postpartum programs.
Our goal is to help you prepare for the birth of your child and to offer support and education as you adjust to a new life with your baby. The education you will receive in our parent education classes is designed to complement the care provided by the obstetricians and certified nurse midwives as well as the pediatric hospitalists, pediatricians and family practitioners that are on the medical staff at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Cooley Dickinson's parent education classes are open to everyone, even if you plan to have your baby at another hospital. While there is a fee for most classes, many insurance companies provide reimbursement. Please check with your insurance provider to see if you quality for this benefit. Registration is required for most classes.
To view the 2013 Parent Education program schedule, download the PDF here; the schedule is also available from your provider's office. If you have questions or need help deciding which class is right for you, call (888) 554-4CDH (234).
Thank you for your interest in our educational programs. We look forward to meeting you.
Before Baby is Born
Register online or call (888) 554-4CDH (234).
- Having a Baby: Understanding Your Options
- Having a Baby Weekend Series
- Deep Relaxation for Birth, Pregnancy, and Beyond
After Baby is Born
- Beyond Birth: A Gathering of New Parents and their Babies (up to four months of age) is held weekly on Thursday from 1 to 3 pm in the Midwifery Center Community Room. This group is free; registration is not required. Please park in the main Hospital parking lot to allow available parking spaces for Midwifery Center patients.