Health Education

Breastfeeding Class

Two options: Monday evenings or Saturday mornings.

Cost

  • Free For Mom and Partner

Registration

No Registration Required

Thank you for trusting Providence Hospital for the delivery of your baby. We offer several childbirth preparation classes to help you prepare for this special experience. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Registration fills up quickly, so please register early. We recommend that you register for your classes by your 24th week of pregnancy and complete the classes 4 to 6 weeks before your due date. You can register by email at maternityservices@ascension.org or by phone at (251)-266-1749. All classes are held in Conference Room 1 just off the main hospital lobby by the gift shop. Payment is made at the time of the class, cash (exact change) or check and covers mom and guest/coach. 

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding is an incredible gift to your baby! It provides countless health benefits for both Mom and Baby. While breastfeeding is natural, it is also a learned skill. Our lactation consultants are ready to assist and educate you throughout your breastfeeding journey. Our FREE breastfeeding course will help prepare you and your partner for successful breastfeeding and address common concerns mothers may have. Two options are available for the class – Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.

 2018 Dates for Monday class, 6-9 p.m.:

  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 26
  • December 10

2018 Dates for Saturday class, 9 a.m.-Noon:

  • April 28
  • June 23
  • August 25
  • October 20

Important Information

*Pre-registration is required for all classes. Register register by email at maternityservices@ascension.org or call (251)-266-1749. We recommend that mothers-to-be register for childbirth classes by the 28th week of pregnancy and complete classes by the 37th week. Class dates are subject to change or cancellation in the case of minimal registration or instructor availability. Your registration confirmation will include the location of your class. You may also verify the location with the Information Desk in the main hospital lobby when you arrive for your class.

Payment Information

Cost: FREE

If you have any questions, please email us at maternityservices@ascension.org or call 251-266-1749.


Providence Hospital offers safe, quality care for you and your new baby. We encourage evidence-based maternity practices including:

  • Rooming in with your baby to minimize mother-baby separation
  • Exclusive breastfeeding to assist in the proper start of your breastfeeding journey
  • Skin-to-Skin for infant bonding

We also offer Lactation Services while you are in the hospital and consultations by appointment after you go home. Please call 251-266-1749 for an appointment.

Providence Home Medical Services offers breast pumps with insurance billing. For more information, call 251-633-7491.

For more information about our maternity services, please call 251-266-1749.

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
Monday
October 22, 2018
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
No Registration Required
Monday
November 26, 2018
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
No Registration Required
Monday
December 10, 2018
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
No Registration Required