This one-session class helps the expectant parents and grandparents prepare for the new baby’s arrival. A pediatrician (when available) and/or an RN childbirth educator will speak on such topics as selecting a pediatrician, the normal newborn immunizations, caring for your newborn, readying your home for your baby, and when to call the pediatrician. You’ll learn helpful hints about understanding your newborn and gain important information about car seats, infant safety, safe sleep practices, poison prevention, choosing baby furniture and much more. Participants will leave class with printed resources for future reference. This is NOT a CPR class. Infant CPR classes are offered by the American Red Cross.
Please note that this is not an infant care class, as demonstrations on bathing and diapering will be offered during your hospital stay.
The class fee is $48 per expectant couple and $10 per grandparent couple when attending with expectant couple. Please call 1.866.CALL.MLH (1.866.225.5654) to register additional people.
There are no vending or beverages available at the 2 Industrial Boulevard location. Please plan ahead and bring whatever refreshments you will need for the duration of your class, since there are NO vending machines in the building. We will take lots of breaks including a break long enough for you to dine locally for lunch.
Childbirth education classes are offered to clients delivering their baby at a Main Line Health hospital: Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr, Paoli and Riddle hospitals. Some classes are not offered at all locations. For a full list of class offerings (including registration dates) please be sure to include all locations in your search for classes.
Registration fees for Main Line Health maternity education programs may be eligible for reimbursement from your insurance plan. Please check you plan benefits for more information.