Having a baby can be one of life's most joyous experiences. Yet it can also be a stressful time for parents and their families.
MidState offers a whole range of support programs to help you prepare for the arrival of your newborn. From classes on labor and delivery to breastfeeding to preparing siblings for the arrival of a new brother or sister, MidState can provide you with the information and special support you need.
Visit our Classes & Events calendar to find out about upcoming dates, times and details.
Childbirth Education Class (4 week series)
A four-week in depth series designed to give patients an understanding of birth options and coping skills for labor and delivery. Discussion, practice/demonstration of muscle toning, relaxation, breathing techniques, and newborn care as well as film presentation and a tour of the Family Birthing Center are all part of the 4 week classes. Please bring a pillow with you to the class.
Saturday Childbirth Education Class
For those not attending the four-week series, MidState offers a one-day, eight-hour class, held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please bring a mat/blanket and pillow for using during breathing techniques.
This is a one-time class to help the mom-to-be understand more about the benefits of breastfeeding for herself and her baby, and provides basic instruction in breastfeeding;
Cost: $10 (FREE if delivering at MidState)
Breastfeeding Support Group
Join new or experienced mothers and their babies in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss the adjustments and successes of breastfeeding for the 0-6 month age group. Group discussion is open format and facilitated by a Lactation Consultant or Nurse.
An interactive presentation for children 2 and 1/2 years of age and older. This class includes discussion, videos and exercises on what a new baby looks like, how they act, and what a sibling can do with his new baby brother or sister. This class concludes with a tour of the Family Birthing Center.