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Infant Care Classes and Parenting Support

We know babies don’t come with guidebooks, so we provide some helpful classes. Once you have delivered your baby we will continue to be here for you with free support groups. Getting out of the house with a baby is hard enough, so you don’t even have to sign up, just come!

Classes:

Life with Baby includes training on these topics, and a book to take home:

  • Newborn appearance and characteristics
  • Hospital nursery routines
  • Diapering and bathing
  • Infant illness and when to call the doctor
  • Safety basics
  • Feeding
  • Infant sleep states
  • Coping with crying

Life with Baby is offered as a one-day session or a two-class series:

  • When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturdays
    • or 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., two consecutive Wednesdays
  • Cost: $50 per couple, includes a book to take home
  • To register, please call 281-GET-HELP.
  • Register Online

Infant CPR & Safety:

  • Infant CPR (birth-to-one year), including demonstration and practice
  • How to relieve infant choking
  • Infant safety tips
  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., most Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Cost: $15 per person
  • You will receive an American Heart Association book to take home.
  • To register, please call 281-GET-HELP.
  • Register Online

Support:

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Parent Group provides important emotional support and education.

  • When: 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., first Wednesday of each month (except holidays)
    • or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., all other Wednesdays (except holidays)
  • Cost: Free

Birth, Baby, and Beyond is an informal meeting of expectant mothers, fathers, new parents, and babies up to one-year of age. Discuss issues such as sleeping, crying, feeding, and family dynamics. Some weeks feature guest speakers.

  • When: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Thursdays (except holidays)
  • Cost: Free, and parking will be validated
  • No registration required

Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group is for women facing emotional challenges related to pregnancy or new motherhood. Join us for discussions about the baby blues, anxiety, self-care while caring for a child, relationship changes, and how to handle daily stress.

  • When: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Mondays (except holidays)
  • Cost: Free and parking will be validated
  • No registration required