Prepared Childbirth (also known as Lamaze)
Classes prepare first-time couples, and those who have never attended childbirth classes, for labor and delivery. The topics covered include signs of labor, medications, epidural anesthesia, hospital routines, cesarean sections, as well as active participation in breathing and relaxation techniques. There is also a complimentary newborn class if you choose to attend. Classes are offered to accommodate everyone's busy schedule.
Richmond University Medical Center, 355 Bard Ave., Staten Island
Two-hour class held weekly for three weeks
Three-hour class held on two Saturday mornings
The fee for all classes is $125 per couple and includes the Newborn class. To register, call 718-818-4294
or download Childbirth Registration
to print out and mail in with your fee.
Care of the newborn, discussions of circumcision, breastfeeding, bottle feeding and routine procedures in the newborn nursery. This class is included in the Primary Series. Fee: $30
An hour of information given by a lactation counselor. Topics covered include: the latch, different positions, diet, medications, pumping (when and how). Call to make reservations. This program is free. Bring your partner, your mom or a friend.