Meriter’s team of dedicated educators help expectant parents discover options, advocate choices and prepare confidently for the challenges and changes ahead. Weeks 1, 2 & 3: Preparing for Childbirth (also
In partnership with InJoy online education services, we offer this unique learning experience to provide information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth and early parenting. In this class, you will learn all about the birth process and labor coping techniques. Also included
Your baby will be born eager to get to know you. We are just as eager for you to learn about your baby. This class covers the characteristics, sensory skills and abilities of a newborn. It also covers the basics of infant care, common concerns and when to seek medical advice. Be better prepared
Learn about the advantages of breastfeeding, and receive tips for a positive and successful experience. Learn to recognize your baby's hunger cues, how to properly position your baby to feed and how to make sure the latch is correct. A lactation consultant or counselor will guide you through the
Sponsored by Meriter Hospital and Access Community Health Centers. Bienvenida al Bebe is for new parents and teaches about caring for your new baby. Classes are taught in Spanish and offered at Access Community Health Centers, 2202 S. Park St. and 3434 E. Washington Ave.
Tours of our Birthing Center are led by a staff member of the Meriter Women's Health Education Department on various Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The adult tour is intended for expectant parents who are having a vaginal delivery or a scheduled C-Section, and their adult support
Tours of our Birthing Center are led by a staff member of the Meriter Women's Health Education Department on various Saturday and Sundays. The family tour is intended for expectant parents who are having a vaginal delivery or a scheduled C-Section, and bringing children younger than
A lactation expert offers support and advice to help you learn pumping options. The class will include discussion regarding equipment, collection, storage, introducing a bottle, and strategies for continuing to breastfeed after returning to work.
Back by popular demand! This dads-only class is perfect for dads-to-be and dads with children from infancy up to two years of age. Topics that are covered are designed for men only and range from the basics to more complex issues including: *Dad's emotional
Prenatal Exercise Featuring Aquatic and Land-based Exercise! Experience Exercise for Two, a prenatal class that blends aquatic and land-based exercise! Mom and baby will both benefit from the soothing 82 degree water during a low-impact cardiovascular workout. Water combines
First-time prospective grandparents or those in need of a refresher can attend a comprehensive class, designed to cover all updates in infant care and safety. Learn about the new recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep, car seat use, advice on infant feeding, and tips on grandparenting
Mindfulness is a state of active and open attention to the present moment. In this 2-class series, we will focus on gaining skills of mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques as they relate to labor and delivery. Through mindfulness practice, in this 2-part series, participants learn
Mindfulness, the practice of being in the present moment with what is, can help us focus our attention and awareness and relate to ourselves and our children with less judgment and more kindness. This two-session class will focus on bringing mindfulness concepts to specific, often challenging
An interactive mom and baby class where baby is incorporated into yoga poses. Mom will experience gentle strengthening, stretching, and bonding with her baby. No experience necessary. Babies are welcome to nurse, snack, nap, or play with toys. Designed for babies up to 1 year old and whose
Mother Baby Hour is a time for moms and their babies to get together to ask questions, express concerns, learn about resources and share stories. Join us as soon as you are ready to venture out with your newborn. You will find a very baby friendly atmosphere where feeding, fussy and
Mother Baby Hour is a time for moms and their babies to get together to ask questions, express concerns, learn about resources and share stories. Continue on with Mother Baby Hour or join in now. Not only will you enjoy the other moms, but your baby will start to enjoy the other
Your baby is continuing to grow, change, and learn new skills! Join our group of moms and babies as you prepare for this exciting, active stage of your baby’s development! Topics include presentations on reading with your baby, enjoying music together, and safety in public and
Does your child over-react to the sensation of clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input? Does your child show little or no reaction to stimulation, even pain or extreme hot and cold?
Prenatal yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and prepare your mind for the birthing process. In class we will practice modified poses appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and also cover breathing and relaxation exercises that will help during labor. Our prenatal yoga class is
If you are limited on time but want information with some hands-on practice, Meriter's Weekend Class is for you. Prepare for your personal childbirth journey with us. Share your thoughts, concerns and questions. Learn about labor and birth, pain-coping practices, how dad/partners can help,
While this class is designed for expectant couples looking to learn more about water births, it is requested that students have prior discussion with their birth provider about having a water birth. Meriter's educators discuss the benefits of water birth, safety strategies, comfort