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 additional 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 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tour Location: Main lobby of the hospital.
Each tour is limited to eight expectant mothers and her partner, 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 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.
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.
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.
Class Dates and Times:
- Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
- Saturday at 2 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.