Genesis BirthCenter - Classes
Infant Massage is an excellent opportunity for mother and infant to take time out and relax together. The touch and movement is essential for health, growth and development of infants. Infants benefit by learning it relax and release tension, bond with parents, aid digestion and elimination, improve sleep, and ease growing pains. It also can provide opportunity for fathers to touch and interact with their babies in a way that builds confidence in handling the infant. Infant massage is easy to learn and includes gentle stroking, pressing, squeezing and movement of the limbs. Class will allow time to learn and practice infant massage.
The infant massage class is for newborns our to age one.
Genesis Medical Center invites you to visit our BirthCenter and meet the nursing professionals who will be assisting you throughout your birth experience. You will tour the labor and birth areas, nursery and mother's rooms. We encourage you to ask questions and discuss your preferences for your birth experience.
Childbirth Preparation class is designed to prepare the expectant couple to approach the childbirth experience with factual information, positive attitudes and techniques to assist them through labor and birth. Open communication between couples, physicians and other health care professionals is encouraged. Classes cover the labor and birth process, birth options, breathing skills, relaxation methods, comfort measures, and cesarean birth. Classes are available at a variety of times to work with your busy schedule.
Refresher Childbirth Preparation
This refresher Childbirth Preparation class is especially designed for expectant parents who have previously taken a Childbirth Preparation class. Parents will review the process of labor and birth as well as practice the breathing and relaxation techniques. Preparing the sibling(s) for the new baby will also be discussed.
If you're an expectant parent or a new parent wanting more information on breastfeeding, this class is designed especially for you. Breastfeeding is a healthy and increasingly popular way to feed a baby, yet it isn't always a trouble-free process. Research has shown parents who attend breastfeeding classes have a more realistic understanding of the nursing relationship and a higher success rate. Husbands or support persons are encouraged to attend with the expectant or new mother.
Baby Basic classes discuss what to expect in your newborn's early moments and general care of your newborn. These classes are designed for new parents-to-be, but also as a refresher for the experienced parent. Parents adopting a child or grandparents wishing to refresh their baby care skills may also attend these classes. Topics include: holding, swaddling, diapering, bathing your baby, bonding, feeding choices, parenting, choosing a physician, and newborn safety at home. Bring a doll to class for practice if you have one. Partners are encouraged to attend.
Grandparenting Update: Linking the Generations
Has childbirth seemed to have changed since you had your children? If the answer is yes, you're not alone. Often, expectant grandparents feel this way. It is sometimes hard to understand modern attitudes and medical technology. Some things have changed, but one thing remains the same - your children still need your love and support during pregnancy.
Learn how you can be more supportive during this special time.
For more information, or if you wish to register for a class please call the Genesis Birth Center at 563-421-6300 or view our class schedules online!