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.
Tour of the Birthing Center
You and your partner can tour the Birthing Center 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.
Tour Dates and Times
- Sundays at 11 a.m.
- Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Tour Location: Main lobby of the hospital.
Each tour is limited to 10 expectant mothers and their partners, so be sure to register today. Reserve your place online or by calling 561-798-9880.
Lamaze Childbirth Education
Weekday classes consist of three sessions. 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. Saturday classes consist of two sessions.
All instructors are ASPO Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators.
- Series of Two Classes
- First and second Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Series of Three Classes
- First, second, and third Wednesday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, prenatal yoga can have many benefits, including reduced stress, improved sleep, increased strength and decreased physical symptoms such as lower back pain, nausea, shortness of breath and headaches.
Location: Conference Room A
Date and Time: Every Monday from 7 - 8 p.m.
ABCs of Breastfeeding
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 information on going back to work and breastfeeding.
- Second Tuesday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m.
- Every third Saturday of the month from 1 - 3 p.m.
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.
- Every third Tuesday from 7 - 9 p.m.
- Every third Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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.
Date and Time: Select Thursdays from 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Conference Room A
This class is taught by an obstetrics nurse to help big brothers or big sisters adapt to their new roles when you bring a new addition into your family. Class size is limited to 10 children and a parent must accompany their child at all times.
Location: Conference Room B
Date: Every third Saturday of the month
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
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 $25 fee to attend this course, payable at the beginning of the class.
Location: Community Room
Dates: January 26, March 30, May 4, August 17, October 12, December 7
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
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 - 7:30 p.m. To reserve your place, please call 561-687-8115, extension 137.