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Education and Resources

Whether you're a first time parent or already have children, navigating pregnancy, delivery, and caring for a newborn can be overwhelming. The support you receive from Kettering Health Network extends beyond your scheduled appointments.

Kettering Health Network maternity centers offer all the classes and information you need when you have a baby on the way, and once your little one has arrived. From childbirth classes and infant CPR classes, to breastfeeding programs and support groups, our experts will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to be prepared for your baby.

Individual Class Descriptions

This three hour class focuses on basic care of the newborn. Topics include: bath demonstration, feeding and diapering tips, normal newborn characteristics, and well baby/sick baby information. In our self-paced eClass you’ll learn all about how to care for your newborn through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You’ll also learn why bonding is so important for brain development and how reading your baby’s cues helps you understand what they need.

A certified lactation consultant conducts this one time 2-1/2 hour class. Discussion includes prenatal preparation, prevention and/or relief of common problems, how to successfully breastfeed while returning to work. In our self-paced eClass option you’ll learn all about breastfeeding through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games.

Join us as we help you prepare for childbirth by covering the following topics: physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, nutrition, signs and symptoms of labor, stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, medical interventions/medications and what to expect after delivery. A variety of formats are available to meet your scheduling needs: eClass, one-day express class, 2-day weekend class, or weekly series. In our self-paced eClass you will learn all about the birth process and medical procedures through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You will also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories.

This class focuses on current maternity practice and updates grandparents-to-be on changes in infant care and safety guidelines. Virtual live class available.

This one time, three hour class is taught by CPR certified registered nurses. Basic CPR skills and choking prevention are taught. No certification is given. Class space is limited to ensure a low instructor/student ratio for a great learning experience.

Accidents are the leading cause of death in children. This class includes: Car Safety Safe Baby Care, Safety Products, Home Safety, Poisons, and Emergency Preparedness. This eClass helps you protect your little ones instructive video clips, infographics, stories, and interactive games.

This two hour class builds on information learned in our Childbirth Preparation class. Additional relaxation and coping methods are practiced.