Winchester Hospital offers a variety of classes on prepared childbirth. Register online for any of our classes or call The Center for Healthy Living at Winchester Hospital at 781.756.4700 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.
These classes are designed to meet the needs of expectant parents. The focus is on labor processes, including relaxation and breathing techniques, stages of labor and comfort measures.
- All-day childbirth class: Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All classes include a tour of the maternity unit. $190
- Prepared childbirth series: Meets once a week for five weeks from 7 to 9 p.m. All classes include a tour of the maternity unit at Winchester Hospital. $160
- eLearning childbirth education course: This class allows expecting parents to learn at their own pace from the comfort of their home. $190
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness applied to reduce fear and tension. You will learn to focus and be relaxed and fully in control. Any anxiety or fear of birthing is removed with direct and indirect suggestions. You will learn visuals for a natural birth experience. You will receive a CD to practice before your delivery. $85
Provides education and support for women who plan to breastfeed. Tips on using breast pumps, storing breast milk and weaning will be discussed. (Taught by a registered nurse who is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.) $50/person
Outpatient Lactation Center
Our Outpatient Lactation Center located in the Center for Healthy Living is open to all prospective and new mothers in our community. Our board-certified lactation consultants are registered nurses and are available for individual consultations. The center runs the Lactation Boutique, which carries quality breastfeeding products and supplies at a reasonable price. To schedule a consultation or contact the boutique, please call 781.756.4788.
Nursing Mother Support Group
Breastfeeding mothers and their babies gather each week with a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who is also a registered nurse to ask general breastfeeding questions, meet other breastfeeding mothers, and gain breastfeeding support and information. The group is free to all participants and meets every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m in the Unicorn Park Conference Room, 200 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn.
Newborn Pacifier Use
The American Academy of Pediatrics says pacifier use if best only after breastfeeding is well established and should be avoided during initiation of breastfeeding. If you want your newborn to have a pacifier, you may bring the pacifier with you to the hospital.
Baby Care and Safety
Care of the Newborn Class
Teaches parenting skills necessary to comfortably care for your new baby. Topics include infant behavior, needs, safety, diapering, bathing and feeding. Meets on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. $60/person
Infant and Child First Aid
A one-night certification course that focuses on choke-saving techniques and basic first aid skills for infants and children. Participants will learn how to care for children or infants with fractures, burns, seizures, fever and vomiting. $65/person
CPR for Family and Friends
Learn rescue skills in CPR and choke-saving for infants, children and adults. This class is suitable for new parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. Class meets on Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $45/person
Care for Prenatal and New Moms
Winchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living is the leading provider for integrative therapies in the region, encouraging our communities to stay healthy through our wellness programs. New and soon-to-be moms can take advantage of these therapies, which include:
- Pre- and Post-Natal Massage
- Diabetes Center