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 Classes

Tour of The Centre for Family Beginnings Maternity Unit

You and your partner can tour The Centre for Family Beginnings at Wellington Regional Medical Center to see everything we offer to help get the new addition to your family off to a great start. You'll learn about the comprehensive care we provide, our dedicated staff and our comfortable environment.

Tours are available every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m and every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. Beginning July 24, tours on Sunday will start at 9:30 a.m. (except for July 31 which will begin at 7:30 p.m.)

Each tour is limited to eight expectant mothers and her partner, so be sure to register today. Parents-to-be will meet in the main entrance lobby.

Reserve your place online or by calling 561-798-9880

 


For more information, or to reserve your place for any classes below, please call 561-798-9880 or register online.

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.

ABCs of Breastfeeding

This class prepares parents-to-be with breastfeeding education and basics. The class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and provides the support you need to make breastfeeding a joyous and rewarding experience. The class features information regarding newborn feeding behavior, positioning the baby, establishing your milk supply, pumping and information on going back to work and breastfeeding.

Baby Care

This class is designed to give expectant parents the skills and confidence needed to care for their new arrival. Topics include newborn behavior, feeding, burping, bathing, umbilical cord, sleep and car seat safety.

Infant/Child CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that you can use to save a baby's life if his or her breathing or heartbeat has stopped.If you are trained in CPR for infants, you can help avoid death or brain damage by administering CPR until medical help arrives. This class in CPR and first aid for infants is taught by an American Heart Association-certified instructor. Class size is limited to 14 people.

Sibling Class

This class is taught by a registered nurse to help big brothers or big sisters adapt to their new roles when you bring a new addition into your family. Children will play with dolls, learning baby care basics; will make a present for their new sibling and have an opportunity to tour the Labor and Delivery and Postpartum areas before baby’s arrival.

Parents must remain with their child for this class.

Boot Camp for Dads — Getting Ready for Fatherhood

Boot Camp for Dads - Getting Ready for Fatherhood is a three-hour workshop for new dads taught by other new dads. New dads coach expectant dads on the realities of fatherhood. Dads-to-be will learn about becoming a father, forming a new family, birth and bonding and caring for a new mother and baby. Workshop size is limited to 22 fathers-to-be, so reserve your spot today. There is a $20 fee to attend this course, payable at the beginning of the class.

Infant Massage Class

Babies can benefit in many ways from the nurturing touch of massage. Studies suggest that beyond the relaxation infant massage brings, it can also lead to increased weight gain and improved sleep. Taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Wellington Regional Medical Center offers this hands-on infant massage class for parents and their newborns. This class can be taken prenatally and our instructor will teach the art of massage using baby dolls. If bringing your infant to class-please bring a blanket and dress baby in loose fitting, comfy clothes. 

 


Support Groups

Postpartum Support Group

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.

TEACUP Preemie Program

The TEACUP Preemie Program provides support groups for families in the NICU at Wellington Regional Medical Center on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please call 561-687-8115 x137


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Support Groups

Lactation Support Group

Meets every Thursday at 10:00 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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Wellington Regional Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.     

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Wellington, FL 33414
561-798-8500

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