Childbirth & Baby Care

Having a baby is one of life’s special moments, and knowing what to expect can make the experience even more wonderful.

Childbirth & Baby
Care Classes

Winchester Hospital offers a variety of classes on prepared childbirth, newborn, sibling and prenatal care classes. Register online for any of our classes or call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4702 for more information.

For reimbursement of prenatal education fees, please check with your health insurance company. A receipt/letter of confirmation will be forwarded upon request.

Prepared Childbirth & Newborn Care Classes

These classes are scheduled according to your due date. Please register by your fifth month of pregnancy.

  • Prepared Childbirth Series: Meets once a week for five weeks. Assists expectant parents in preparing for labor and birth, including third trimester changes, labor support, stages of labor and comfort measures. Relaxation and breathing techniques are practiced weekly. All classes include a tour of the maternity unit at Winchester Hospital.

    Call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4702 to sign up or register online.

  • All Day Prepared Childbirth Class: Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This intensive class is designed to meet the needs of expectant parents in one day. The focus is on labor processes, including relaxation and breathing techniques. All classes include a tour of the maternity unit.

    Call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4702 to sign up or register online.

  • Online Childbirth Class: For many expecting parents, traditional childbirth classes do not fit their hectic and demanding lifestyles. This class allows expecting parents to learn at their own pace from the comfort of their home.

    An access code needs to be purchased for this program (the overall cost is comparable to in-person class options). For more information, or to purchase an access code, please call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4700.

    Once the access code has been purchased click here, enter your access code and begin the class.

    Think this program might be the right fit for you? Try it out first.

  • Hypnosis for Birthing: Any anxiety or fear of birthing is removed with direct and indirect suggestion and visuals for a natural birth experience. Self-hypnosis is taught and the session is tape recorded so the patient may listen to it after for reinforcement. Individual sessions are available by appointment by calling 781-756-4700.

Baby Care Classes

  • Care of the Newborn: Teaches parenting skills necessary to comfortably care for your new baby. Topics include: Infants' characteristics, behavior, needs, safety, diapering, bathing and feeding.

    Call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4702 to sign up or register online.

  • Breastfeeding: Provides education and support for women who plan to breastfeed. The focus is on problem-solving, practical information and tips to promote a successful breastfeeding experience. If you are undecided about which feeding method you want to use with your infant, this class will help you make an informed decision. Tips on breast pumps, storing breast milk and weaning will be discussed. Coaches are encouraged to attend.

    Call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4702 to sign up or register online.

Siblings Class

Prepares children for the arrival of their new sibling. Children will see the nursery and a room like mom will be staying in. They will make a "Welcome Home" banner for the new baby. Discussion focuses on safety and how siblings can help care for baby. Classes are offered at the hospital for children ages 3 - 7.

Call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781-756-4702 to sign up or register online.

Maternity Tours

We offer two tours of the maternity unit on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The first tour of the day begins at 6 p.m. and second at 7 p.m. Both depart from the hospital’s main lobby. Registration is required, so please sign up for a tour.

At the start of the tour, one of our staff members will greet you, show you through the unit and answer questions for you and your family.

Products and Consultation Services

We're here for you. We offer consultative lactation and nutrition services and offer products that breastfeeding mothers may need. Please call for more information:

  • Breast pump sale/rentals: 781-756-4788
  • Lactation consultation: 781-756-4788 
  • Maternity bras: 781-756-4788
  • Nutrition consultation: 781-756-2600