Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Maternity Services offers a variety of childbirth education classes to help prepare you and your partner for childbirth and parenthood.
Sturdy Memorial’s Preparing for Childbirth and Childbirth Refresher classes are taught by certified childbirth instructors. Both classes discuss the techniques for proper relaxation and breathing, conditioning exercises to improve comfort during the birthing process – both physically and emotionally, and cesarean births. The Preparing for Childbirth classes are for first-time parents and the Childbirth Refresher classes are for parents who have been through the birthing process before but would like a review.
The Introduction to Breastfeeding class is an excellent way to learn all the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as helpful information and hints to make your breastfeeding experience a success.
The Are You Ready for Baby? class helps children get ready for their new brother or sister through role-playing with dolls, a slide show, and a visit to the newborn nursery. The class is helpful for children ages three to eight.
To protect a new baby’s health and safety, Pediatric CPR classes are also offered for parents.
The New Moms Group is for women with babies between the ages of 2 weeks and 12 months. Participants have the opportunity to talk about their growing babies, discuss concerns and expectations, learn different tips from other mothers in the group, and more.
Sturdy’s maternity unit offers comfortable, private rooms and amenities like a Jacuzzi® shower, and a special breakfast buffet. The entire childbirth experience – from labor to discharge – takes place in one room that features the latest medical equipment.
For additional information, program fees or to register for any of the classes or for more information regarding maternity services, please call 508/236-7151.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.