Proper prenatal care provides a healthy start and is essential to the entire process of human development.
Baptist Hospital has designed a series of programs just for you. Our experienced team of certified childbirth educators will help you prepare for your baby's arrival with informative classes on labor and delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care and everything in between. Whether you're first-time parents seeking information on birth options or third-time parents in need of a refresher course, we're here to help. To further enhance the birth and parenting experience, your coach/support partner is encouraged to attend all classes. That's what Healthy Beginnings is all about.
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Childbirth Classes at Baptist Hospital
Breastfeeding for Working Moms*
1 session, 2 hours, $50. When to take the class: 4-6 weeks prior to your expected date of going back to work. Congratulations on your decision to continue breastfeeding! This class will provide practical tips on how to continue feeding your baby and make an easy transition once you are ready to go back to work. Discussions will focus on what pump to use, when to pump, storing and handling of your milk and much more. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. Dates: Please call for 2014 dates.
Nursing Mothers Support Group
1 session, 1.5 hours, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 10:00a-11:30m. Women's Health Resource Center, 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105. Good information and a strong support system are important for nursing moms. This free support group gives breastfeeding moms the opportunity to share experiences and concerns and receive guidance and support from each other. Pregnant moms and babies of all ages are invited to attend. Facilitated by a certified Lactation Consultant. For more information on the Nursing Mothers Support Group, please call 786-596-2671.
New Mom's Group
1 session, 1 hour, 2nd Tuesday of each month. 10:00am-11:00am. Baptist Hospital, 8900 North Kendall Drive, Rehabilitation Easy Street Conference Room. This free support group is for new mothers of children from birth to age one. Join us and share the joys and frustrations that come along with motherhood. Our goal is to get local moms together and help avoid the social isolation some new moms experience during baby's first years. This group gives moms an opportunity to share their concerns and helpful ideas with one another. For more information on the New Mom's Group, please call 786-596-7237.
Baby's First Year (Free)
This support group is for new mothers of children from birth to age one. The group gives moms an opportunity to share their concerns and information with other parents. Babies are welcome. For more information on Baby's First Year support group, call 786-662-8106.
*Baptist Hospital Lactation Services Department Awarded The IBCLC Care Award
The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLCE) have awarded the Baptist Hospital Lactation Services Department the IBCLC Care Award. This award is given to facilities that hire International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), has a dedicated lactation program and an initiative that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding and provides breastfeeding training to staff.
Registration for Childbirth Classes at Baptist Hospital
Class registration is quick and easy and can be done in one of two ways:
1) Call 786-596-8748, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m-1 p.m., to speak to our childbirth class registrar. Please leave a message during other hours.
2) You may also register for childbirth classes online or e-mail us at BaptistChildbirth@BaptistHealth.net. Payment of fee will hold your space. Credit card payments can be made over the phone.
Early sign up highly encouraged. We recommend that you register as early as possible during your pregnancy. Class registrations close two weeks prior to class start date. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation letter with detailed information on your class. Payment of the class fee confirms your spot. Those who have not pre-paid may be removed from the roster unless other arrangements have been made. This allows us to accommodate those who may be on a waiting list. Payments can be made over the phone with a credit card. Please be sure to call and make payment one week prior to class start date. Policy prohibits us from taking payments at the door.
If paying by check, make checks payable to: Baptist Hospital of Miami. At the bottom of the check, please indicate the date(s) and type(s) of class(es) you will be attending.
Mail the check to:
Perinatal Services, 2 Lake
8900 North Kendall Drive
Miami, Florida 33176
Note: Refunds will be made (less a $10 processing fee) for cancellations received at least five days prior to the class start date. No refund will be issued if you do not call to cancel. All classes are held at Baptist Hospital of Miami.
We reserve the right to cancel classes at anytime. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified one week prior to the class start date.