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Educational Class Offerings

Various classes are offered to expecting mothers, families and new infants. To register for any of the classes below, email Molly Downs at mollyd@fmchealth.org.

Upcoming Classes

Maternity Education Registration

Please fill out the information below if you would like to register for a class or a tour. Class sizes are limited and registration is required to hold your place.

*You will receive a follow-up email from FMC's Childbirth Educator with more information and details about your class and payment selection.

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Maternity Suite Tour

  • View our Maternity Unit
  • Register for Maternity classes

Childbirth Education Series - Weekly $90, Weekend $90,
Refresher $35

Free for a limited time (August through November).

(Email Mollyd@fmchealth.org for registration information)

  • Signs of labor
  • Stages of labor and birth
  • Pain control options
  • Birth plans
  • Hospital procedures
  • When to come to the hospital
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • View birth movies
  • Practice breathing and relaxation exercises
  • Unexpected outcomes
  • View cesarean birth movie
  • Take care of pre-admission paperwork
  • Tour the maternity unit
  • The newborn care class is included with your childbirth series

Breastfeeding - Free

  • History of breastfeeding
  • Benefits for mom and baby
  • Getting started
  • Proper positioning and latch on
  • What to expect
  • What’s normal
  • Signs and symptoms of adequate intake
  • Common problems and solutions
  • Where to go for help

Grandparenting - Free

  • Changes in childbirth
  • New ideas in child rearing
  • Grandparenting roles
  • Safety proofing your home
  • Basic baby care information
  • Tour the maternity unit

Newborn Care - $40
Free for a limited time (August through November).

  • This is part of Childbirth Class
  • What a newborn looks like
  • Bathing
  • Feeding options and preparation
  • Dressing
  • Diapering
  • What kind of products to use
  • Crying, what's it all about
  • Sleeping patterns
  • Signs/symptoms of illness
  • How to take a temperature
  • Using a bulb syringe
  • Pacifiers

Cesarean Birth - $25
Free for a limited time (August through November).

  • Preoperative procedures
  • Anesthesia options
  • Delivery room procedures
  • Postoperative care
  • Going home prepared
  • View a cesarean birth movie
  • Tour the maternity unit

Infant Child CPR - $35 per person

  • What does CPR stand for
  • Learn to perform: Infant choking, Infant CPR, Child choking, Child CPR

Getting to Know Your New Sibling - $15 per family
Free for a limited time (August through November).

  • Ask about our special class for siblings attending the labor and birth
  • Learn roles of big brother/sister
  • Importance of hand washing
  • How to handle the newborn
  • Becoming involved with baby care tasks
  • Tour maternity unit and nursery
  • Participate in fun activities

Caregivers of Substance-Exposed Infants - FREE

  • Learn about substance abuse trends locally, the impact on a fetus and how to care for substance-exposed babies.
  • Registration is required
  • Email Mollyd@fmchealth.org to register or to learn more information