Childbirth and Parenting Classes at Wellington Regional Medical Center
*PLEASE NOTE: Most in-person classes will resume in August
For in-person and virtual tours of the Birthing Center or more details, please call 561-798-9880 and our OB Tour Lead will be in contact with you.
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. In-person labor and delivery visits are by request, and virtual classes are on Tuesdays.
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 and are held the first two Saturdays of every month. Location: Wellington Regional Medical Center, Conference Room B, 9 am – 1 pm.
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 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. In-person classes resume on Aug. 21 and will be held on the third Saturday of each month. Location: Wellington Regional Medical Center, Conference Room B, 11 am – 1 pm.
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. In-person classes will resume on Aug. 21 and be held on the third Saturday of the month. Location: Wellington Regional Medical Center, Conference Room B, 9 am – 11 am.
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 meets on the third Thursday of the month from 7-9 pm
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 $35 fee to attend this course, payable at the beginning of the class. Class Schedule: 8/21, 11/13
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 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and the third Thursday from 10:00 a.m. -11 a.m.. To reserve your place, please call 561-687-8115, extension 137.