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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.

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.

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 tour of the maternity area is included with this class. A variety of formats are available to meet your scheduling needs: one-day express class, 2-day weekend class, or weekly series.

This class focuses on current maternity practice and updates grandparents-to-be on changes in infant care and safety guidelines. Class includes a tour of the maternity department. This is a one time, 2 hour class held every other month.

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.

This class is in addition to the regular Childbirth Prep classes. Relaxation and breathing techniques and Labor and delivery options.

This 3 hour class is for those expecting twins (or more). Join us early in your pregnancy for information regarding nutrition, pre-term labor, delivery options, time and stress management, equipment must-haves and sibling tips.

This one time two hour class is designed for children 2 ½ to 10 years old to help prepare them to welcome the new baby into the family. Activities include: a video on the role of the big brother/sister, diapering and feeding dolls, making a gift for the new baby and a tour with parents of the maternity department.

The Teen Childbirth Preparation is a comprehensive weekend class that includes childbirth preparation, child care and breastfeeding information for the teen mother and her support person. The class is offered on Saturday and Sunday of one weekend from 9am to 3pm. Class size is small to maximize individual attention and peer support.