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Parent Education Classes

  201-833-3153    |      parenteducation@holyname.org

Overview

Holy Name Medical Center offers free parent education classes that cover a wide range of topics concerning pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and postpartum support care. The sessions will help increase your knowledge of what is to come, from pregnancy through discharge from the hospital.

Please Note: At the present time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Holy Name Medical Center only offers virtual classes and support groups. The Birth Place websites lists all current classes and support groups. They can also be found in the Holy Name Medical Center calendar. Please register in advance to receive the necessary Zoom link. As of right now, tours are not being offered. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parent Education Department at parenteducation@holyname.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

All classes are led by a registered nurse and moms-to-be are invited to bring a loved one. Sessions are divided between two Sundays every month.

To register for any of the Parent Education classes, please call the Parent Education Department at 201-833-3153 or register online below.
A Journey Through Pregnancy

Learn what to expect as your body changes to accommodate your developing baby during all the phases of pregnancy. Topics include:

  • Physical changes during pregnancy
  • Stages of labor
  • Symptoms that may require a call to your provider and what is an emergency situation

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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The Delivery Experience

Take a journey through the changes leading up to, during and after delivery. The specific areas of discussion will include:

  • Stages of labor
  • Pushing during a vaginal delivery and episiotomy
  • Cesarean section
  • Skin to skin contact after delivery
  • Exclusive breast feeding

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Care of Your New Family

Familiarize yourself with knowledge that will help create a smooth transition to life with a newborn. A variety of issues will be discussed including:

  • Feeding and elimination patterns
  • Bathing and dressing your newborn
  • Instructions for safe sleeping habits
  • Postpartum care
  • Postpartum depression
  • When your baby is sick and when to call the pediatrician
  • Car seat safety
  • Fall prevention

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Parent Support Group

Our weekly parent support group, for new and experienced parents, offers a welcoming space to share experiences and offer support. Partners, children, and extended family are always welcome. Group is led by Holy Name's International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants and other interdisciplinary staff. Meetings are currently held via Zoom, but virtual break-out rooms are available for those with lactation specific questions for Holy Name's lactation staff.

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Breastfeeding Preparation (English)

Breastfeeding is natural... but there's still a learning curve. Maximize your satisfaction and success by learning how lactation works with instruction on positioning and latching on, common challenges, how to know when your baby is getting enough milk and more.

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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Breastfeeding Preparation (Spanish)

La lactancia materna es natural... pero todavía hay una curva de aprendizaje. Maximiza tu satisfacción y éxito al aprender cómo funciona la lactancia con instrucciones sobre el posicionamiento y el agarre, los problemas comunes, cómo saber cuándo tu bebé está recibiendo suficiente leche y más.

To register for this class, please click below to visit our community calendar.

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