Services

Childbirth Classes

To register for these classes, please call (850) 494-3212.


Childbirth Preparation Classes

This 4-week class provides essential research based information to help new parents be better prepared for their own birth experience.  Parents will learn about the stages of labor through innovative 3D animation, how the birth process unfolds using real birth stories, helpful partner support tips, what to expect from common medical procedures, and much more.  Content includes:  Pregnancy, Labor, Birth Stories, Comfort Techniques, Medical Procedures, Cesarean Birth, Newborns, and Postpartum.

2014 Class Schedule:

  • January 14 – February 4
  • March 4 – 25
  • April 22 – May 13
  • June 10 – July 1
  • July 29 – August 19
  • September 16 – October 7
  • November 4 – 25

Time:  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  West Florida Hospital, 7th Floor Ancillary Building, Classroom 1
Cost:  No charge

For more information, call Jeannie Connolly, CNM, Director of Perinatal Services, at (850) 494-4364.


Childbirth Preparation Express Classes

This 4-hour class provides essential research based information to help new parents be better prepared for their own birth experience.  Parents will learn about the stages of labor through innovative 3D animation, how the birth process unfolds using real birth stories, helpful partner support tips, what to expect from common medical procedures, and much more.  Content includes:  Pregnancy, Labor, Birth Stories, Comfort Techniques, Medical Procedures, Cesarean Birth, Newborns, and Postpartum.

2014 Class Schedule:

  • February 1
  • April 5
  • June 7
  • August 2
  • October 4
  • December 6

Time:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  West Florida Hospital, 7th Floor Ancillary Building, Classrooms 5 & 6
Cost:  No charge

For more information, call Jeannie Connolly, CNM, Director of Perinatal Services, at (850) 494-4364.


Breastfeeding Classes

Participants in this class will learn the anatomy of the breast, valuable benefits of breastfeeding, diet for the pregnant and postpartum mother, common concerns and breastfeeding techniques, pumping/storage of breast milk, bonding and skin-to-skin.

2014 Class Schedule:

  • January 7
  • February 4
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 5
  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2

Time:  5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location:  West Florida Hospital, 7th Floor Ancillary Building, Classrooms 5 & 6
Cost:  No charge

For more information, call Jeannie Connolly, CNM, Director of Perinatal Services, at (850) 494-4364.

For more information about The Family Birthplace at West Florida Hospital, call (850) 494-4368.

The Family Birthplace
8383 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL 32514
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