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Before Baby is Born Classes

These classes provide guidance for pregnancy and early parenting.

Keeping Baby Safe Class

This class teaches basic life support, infant CPR, first aid for choking, poison prevention, baby-proofing your home, and car seat safety.

Time: 6-9 pm

2016 Schedule

Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 14

2017 Schedule

Jan 18, Feb 22, Mar 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 12, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 22, Dec 13

Location: 361 Whitney Avenue, 1st floor, BRL Conference Room, Holyoke

Cost: $35 per couple

Registration and more information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Receive the most current information on breastfeeding, including helpful tips and techniques. Newborn Behavior and Feeding is included and taken after your baby is born.

Time: All at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted

 2016 Schedule

Aug 29, Sept 8, Sept 25 (6pm), Sept 27, Oct 5, Oct 18, Oct 24, Nov 1, Nov 6, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 19, Dec 27.

 2017 Schedule

Jan 2, Jan 23, Jan 28, Feb 8, Feb 16, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 20, Mar 25 (9am), April 5, April 19, April 28, May 5, May 23, May 30, June 5, June 20, June 29, July 8 (9am), July 18, July 28, Aug 1, Aug 18, Aug 30, Sept 8, Sept 14, Sept 26,Oct 3, Oct 14 (9am), Oct 27, Nov 9, Nov 22, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 18, Dec 27

Location: Lundy Board Room (WG895), Wesson Building, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Cost: $25 (for both Parts 1 and 2) if not taking one of the Childbirth Preparation courses

Registration and more information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Infant Care Class

This three hour class teaches you how to care for and understand your new baby. Topics include creating and maintaining a loving bond, diapering and bathing, taking baby's temperature, comforting techniques, infant feeding cues, sleep patterns, normal infant appearance and behavior, and when to call the physician. This class is included in the Preparation for Childbirth and Childbirth Express classes.

6 pm - 9 pm

2016 Schedule

Aug 17, Aug 20, Aug 22, Aug 28, Sept 1, Sept 18, Sept 24, Oct 4, Oct 15, Oct 17, Oct 30, Nov 9, Nov 19, Nov 22, Dec 17, Dec 19, Dec 29

2017 Schedule

Jan 9, Jan 20, Feb 1, Feb 9, Feb 12, Feb 21, Mar 6, Mar 29, Apr 9, Apr 24, May 4, May 21, May 31,  June 9, June 15, June 19, July 9, July 19, July 31, Aug 3, Aug 20, Aug 23, Sept 11, Sept 21, Oct 4,      Oct 30, Nov 2, Nov 19, Dec 8, Dec 11, Dec 19, Dec 28

Cost: $30

Registration and more information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.