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.
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.
For more information, or if you wish to register for a class please call the Genesis BirthCenter at 563-421-6300 or view our class schedules online!