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Childbirth and Parenting

Childbirth and Parenting

Childbirth for New Parents: On-Site Class

Expectant parents in the third trimester learn stages of labor, relaxation, breathing and comfort measures. Two pillows and a large towel are required for floor exercises. Continental breakfast and tour of the Family Birth Center are included.

Fee: Insurance billed; Medicaid covered

If insurance does not cover class fee, you will be billed $55.

Childbirth Understanding Birth - Online Education

Using videos, innovative 3–D animation and real birth stories, this web-based, self-paced program will help you be better prepared for your birth experience. You will receive a booklet by mail with an access code. When you’ve completed the course, you’re encouraged to attend a two-hour follow-up class with a Spectrum Health childbirth educator who will provide guided practice of breathing and relaxation, answer your questions and give you a tour of our Family Birth Center.

Register online and get started now.
Fee: $10

Dads on Board: for Dads-to-be

A just-for-guys class that gives a male perspective on what's happening in your life - now, when the big day arrives and once you take your new baby home. Led by an experience dad and educator.

Tue Feb 21 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $15

Family Birth Center Tour

See what our Family Birth Center has to offer! Call 616.772.7530 to schedule a time for your personalized tour.
Fee: Free

Introduction to Breastfeeding

Taught by a certified breastfeeding RN counselor, this class will teach expectant parents about breastfeeding positions, correct latch, techniques, nutrition and solutions to common problems. Six months of access to online breastfeeding education included. Parents are welcome to attend anytime during pregnancy.

Fee: $20 per person or couple

Breastfeeding Support Group

Come with your baby and receive expert help from certified breastfeeding RN counselors. Arrival time is flexible.
Registration is not required.

Fee: Free

Mommy’s Having a Baby

Children ages 2 to 6 learn about having a new brother or sister. Includes a goody bag and a Family Birth Center tour.

(Click on your desired date/time to register.)
Thu Nov 17 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: Free

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group

One in five women experience postpartum depression. This group is facilitated by Pine Rest Zeeland Clinic therapists and specially trained Zeeland Community Hospital nurses.

Fee: Free
For more information, call 616.741.3790.