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Child Birth and Parent Education


We can help you learning more about childbirth, baby care, breastfeeding and beyond.

Childbirth Preparation   

Education promotes a positive birth experience for you and your support person by preparing you both for the birth of your child. This class includes the norms and variations of labor and delivery; emotional and physical challenges; coping skills; pain medication options; cesarean birth; and postpartum care of mother and baby. A one-day class or 4-week series are available. Fee: $135

Baby Care Essentials Class

As the birth of your baby approaches, you may be concerned about how to care for your newborn. This one-night class will help you and your partner feel more at ease as you learn how to bathe, diaper, dress, and hold your baby. You will also receive a short introduction to breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and solid foods. Safety considerations will also be discussed, including car seat information. Fee: $30

Breastfeeding Preparation Class

Although breastfeeding is instinctive, it is also a learned skill. Preparation and education encourage a successful experience. Areas of focus include: health benefits for mother and baby; positioning and correct latch; what to expect in the hospital; possible early difficulties and returning to work; along with practical tips and community support. Pregnant women and their partners are encouraged to attend this one-night class. Fee: $30

Registering for Classes

To view class options and to register, please click here or call (231) 935-8219.  The above classes are held at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI, 49686.