Childbirth and Parenting Classes at Wellington Regional Medical Center
Wellington Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of childbirth and parenting classes to help you prepare for your new role as a parent.
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.
Register for a Tour or Class
Registration is required for all tours and classes. Classes are FREE of charge to parents who preregister to have their baby at Wellington Regional Medical Center. For more information or to reserve your place for any classes below, please call 561-798-9880.
Lamaze Childbirth Education
These classes are designed to prepare parents for the 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. All instructors are ASPO Lamaze Certiﬁed Childbirth Educators.
This class prepares parents-to-be with breastfeeding education and basics. The class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and 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 going back to work and breastfeeding.
Baby Care Class
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 and more.
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.
Lactation Support Group
This support group for breastfeeding mothers is every Monday from 10 am to 11 am.
Boot Camp for Dads — Getting Ready for Fatherhood
Daddy Boot Camp for New Dads is a men-only workshop for guys expecting their ﬁrst baby. During the workshop, rookie dads-to-be talk to veteran new dads (with their babies) about what the ﬁrst months of fatherhood are really like. The baby vets answer questions, address concerns and share how they and their families are tackling common issues faced by new parents.
There are two options: an online class and an in-person class. Please register using the links below.
The online class is $40 for each dad-to-be, which includes a new interactive online e-Guide called Welcome to Fatherhood.
The in-person class is $30 for each dad-to-be, which includes a new interactive online e-Guide called Welcome to Fatherhood. The fee will be collected the day of the event (cash or check).
TEACUP Preemie Program
The TEACUP Preemie Program provides support groups for families in the NICU at Wellington Regional Medical Center.