Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Classes and Tours

The staff at Wellington Regional Medical Center congratulates you as you prepare for your new baby. To assist you and your family in this exciting time in your lives, we invite you to participate in our classes and tours. You will learn the many ways to ensure that you are ready for your little bundle of joy, while having an enjoyable time. Registration is required for all tours and classes. Classes are FREE of charge to parents who pre-register to have their baby at Wellington Regional Medical Center.

Childbirth and Parenting ClassesTour of The Centre for Family Beginnings Maternity Unit

Tours of The Centre for Family Beginnings at Wellington Regional Medical Center are offered twice a week so that you can become familiar with our facility. Tours begin in the main entrance lobby.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-798-9880


Lamaze Childbirth Education

Weekday classes consist of three sessions. These classes are designed to prepare parents for birth of their baby, by covering such topics as: labor and delivery, labor support techniques, breathing and relaxation, pain management, postpartum care and C-Section information. Saturday classes consist of two sessions. All instructors are ASPO Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-798-9880

ABC's of Breastfeeding

Taught by a certified lactation consultant, this class prepares parents-to-be with breastfeeding education and basics. This class provides the support you need to make breastfeeding a joyous and rewarding experience. The class features information regarding positioning the baby, establishing your milk supply and pumping, nutrition, and information on going back to work and breastfeeding.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-798-9880

Baby Care

This class is designed to give expectant parents the skills and confidence needed to care for their new arrival. Topics include umbilical cord and circumcision care, bathing, feeding, burping, etc.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-798-9880

Infant/Child CPR

For expectant parents, friends and families, CPR and first aid are taught by an American Heart Association-certified instructor.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-798-9880

Sibling Class

Taught by an obstetrics nurse, this class is designed to help big brother or big sister adapt to his/her new role.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-798-9880

Boot Camp for Dads — Getting Ready for Fatherhood

For men only, Boot Camp for New Dads is a three-hour workshop facilitated by other dads. New dads coach expectant dads on the realities of fatherhood. Dads-to-be will learn about becoming a dad, forming a new family, birth and bonding and caring for a new mother and baby.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-798-9880


Support Groups

Wellington Regional Medical Center offers a postpartum support program open to all new mothers. Within eight weeks postpartum, women are invited to bring their babies back for a group led by licensed clinical psychologists. The group is both an informal opportunity for social contact and a chance to discuss challenges and successes. The presence of psychologists permits mothers an opportunity to have questions about their baby’s social and emotional development answered. Any questions about the development of postpartum mood or anxiety issues can also be discussed with the psychologists.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-207-7625

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Lactation
Support Groups

Lactation Tea & Support Group

Third Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 561-586-BABY (2229) for more information.

La Leche League of Palm Beach County

First Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call 561-798-0922 or 561-963-9020 for more information. La Leche League Support Group offers breastfeeding support and counseling.

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