Planning for Pregnancy Classes

Because we want you to be as comfortable and confident as possible in the days leading up to your baby's birth, during labor and when it's time to go home, UConn Health offers these preparing for pregnancy classes so you can learn what to expect.

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Breastfeeding Class

A class offered on breastfeeding for expectant parents led by a certified lactation consultant. Discussion topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, and how the rest of the family can help the breastfeeding mother as well as how to continue breastfeeding and working. Class is held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Onyiuke Dining Room, Main Building. Parking is available in Garage 3, and enter the Main Building Entrance. Visit Locations and Directions for driving directions. Class size is limited to 10 couples. Fee is $25.00/couple.

* Location: Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd floor large conference room S3301

December 12, 2018*
January 9, 2019
February 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 8, 2019

Childbirth Preparation Class

The class will cover anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor, emotions of pregnancy, nutrition, fetal growth and development, comfort measures for labor, working with unexpected events in labor, cesarean delivery as well as practice of relaxation and breathing techniques for labor. Remember to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Class is held from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd floor large conference room S3301. Parking is available in Garage 1, and enter the Outpatient Pavilion from the first floor main entrance. Visit Locations and Directions for driving directions. Class size is limited to 8 couples. A light snack is provided. Fee is $100.00.

* Class is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

January 16, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 9, 2019*
March 22, 2019
March 23, 2019*
April 12, 2019
April 13, 2019*
May 17, 2019
May 18, 2019*
June 14, 2019
June 15, 2019*

Hospital Maternity Tours

Tours are held on Saturdays at 2 p.m. A representative will meet you in the University Tower lobby and guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery. Children and grandparents are welcome to attend tours. Class size is limited to 7 families. Visit Locations and Directions for driving directions. This tour is free.

December 15, 2018
December 29, 2018

Infant Care Class

A two hour class about caring for your baby is offered for expectant parents and caregivers. Discussion topics include appearance and behavior of the newborn, car seat and home safety issues, well child care and the importance of immunizations, choosing a pediatrician as well as practice with diapering and bathing a newborn. Class is held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Onyiuke Dining Room. Visit Locations and Directions for driving directions. Class size is limited to 10 couples. Fee is $25.00/couple.

There are no classes at this time.

Prenatal Parenting

Becoming a new parent is exciting and challenging. Together we’ll learn what to expect – from welcoming your baby to first steps. Expecting moms and dads are invited to a supportive and educational group program on preparing for the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. This class does not replace hospital childbirth preparation classes.

Topics include: pregnancy and parenting adjustment, parent-child attachment, infant crying, infant feeding, infant sleeping, establishing routines, and postpartum planning/community resources. Parents receive free materials. Program is free and light snacks are included.

To register for the Prenatal Parenting program and for more information, visit the Nurturing Families Network page.