Health Education

Virtual Newborn Care Class- Ascension St Vincent

Welcome to our Online Virtual Newborn Care Class offered by Ascension St Vincent Women's Hospital!

In this class you will learn normal newborn characteristics and activity, adjustments to parenthood, baby-proofing your home, safety issues and baby care basics (bathing, diapering and feeding) through demonstration and practice. Adoptive parents and grandparents are welcome to register for the class.

The following list are items we recommend you have ready to use during the interactive portion of this class . There will be several opportunities to practice skills and learn from the interactive hand-on involvement of you and your care partner.

  • Pretend Baby: This can be a baby doll, stuffed animal or even a roll of paper towels.
  • Wash Cloth
  • Towel
  • Blanket
  • 2 Diapers : if you do not have these at home you can use a wash cloth or paper towels as a pretend diaper.

Optional Items:

  • Bulb Syringe
    • Clothing for pretend baby
    • Thermometer

Registration includes both mom and care partner. Once registered, you will receive an email link inviting you to attend this class through google meets. You will be able to view the class using your laptop, tablet, desktop or smart phone. If you choose to use a smart phone or tablet you will be prompted to download the Google Meets app, which is a free download. There will be opportunities throughout the class to ask questions. We hope you enjoy this virtual class option!

It is recommended that you have this class completed 30 days before your due date.