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Class Schedule:
  • A new series of four 2.5 hour Childbirth preparation classes begins each month on Thursday's from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sign up once for all four classes or pick the classes that are right for you.
Class Location:
  In the hospital's Special Delivery Unit conference room.
  (360) 257-9436
Other Important Phone Numbers:
  La Leche League (360) 679-3562 or
(360) 679-8019
  Navy Marine Corp Relief Society - Sign up for the Budget for Baby Class and receive a free layette and bag after attending. (360) 257-2728
  New Parent Support Team (360) 257-6779
  Family Service Center (360) 257-NAVY (6289)
  Maternity Parent Support Services (360) 257-8050
  WIC (360) 257-8049
Scope of Care:
  Childbirth preparation, Parenting, and breastfeeding classes are available to all expectant parents and their support persons. These classes provide expectant parents with information and techniques, which will promote a healthy pregnancy, a fulfilling birth experience, and confident parenting of the newborn. All classes are free to military personnel and families.

Classes 1 - Warning sign of late pregnancy, an overview of the labor process, relaxation techniques to help you manage labor, and a tour of the Labor and Delivery unit.

Class 2 - Stages of labor, hospital routines, and medical interventions that you might experience.

Class 3 - Focus is on postpartum and newborn care including infant safety.  Learn the basics of infant CPR, how to help a choking baby, and car seat safety.

Class 4 - Breastfeeding basics.

For a printable Childbirth Education Flyer click here: Childbirth Education Flyer

Helpful Links:
  Kellymom Breastfeeding & Parenting - This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.
  La Leche League International - 50 years of mother-to-mother sharing and current research.
American Academy of Pediatrics - Dedicated to the Health of all Children.
  Dr. Jack Newman & Edith Kernerman - There are two principles at the base of understanding breastfeeding and understanding how to help new mothers breastfeed.
  Whidbey Island Breastfeeding Resources - A quick reference guide to local support services programs for the breast feeding mom.
Hazardous Chemicals - that may impact the reproductive and development of children
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