Childbirth & Community Classes

The Maternal-Child Division of Mount Sinai Medial Center is pleased to offer the following classes:

BREAST-FEEDING CLASS

Do you have some questions and concerns about breast-feeding?  Is it your desire to nurture and feed your baby naturally?  Learn the basics of breast-feeding and why it can be one of life’s most gratifying rewards.  This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. This class is offered once per month for expectant moms only.  The fee is $35.00 and advanced registration is required.  This class is for moms to be only.

BREAST-FEEDING POSTPARTUM CLASS

This class helps patients that have already delivered and are having trouble breastfeeding their newborn.  This support groups meets Wednesdays from 2-4pm.  Advanced registration is required.  No husbands’ only moms and their infants.  Please contact Maria Garcia @ Maria.Garcia@msmc.com.

CHILDBIRTH PREPAREDNESS CLASS

This program highlights all of the important issues that new mothers face.  It discusses topics regarding pregnancy, labor & delivery, and anesthesia options.  The classes should be taken during the last eight weeks of the pregnancy, with one support person in attendance.  The program includes a tour of the Maternity Unit.  This class is offered twice per month. The fee is $80.00 per couple and advanced registration is required.

INFANT CPR & SAFETY

This non-certification class covers the basics of resuscitation for infants from birth to one year old.  The session, which features hands on practice of CPR techniques using a mannequin, also provides tips on infant safety, the proper use of car seats and baby-proofing your home this class is offered once per month.  The fee is $35.00 per couple and advanced registration is required.

For information regarding any of the classes mentioned above please contact: Maria Garcia: @  Maria.Garcia@msmc.com or call 305-674-2229 (baby).  

Infant CPR & Safety

This non-certification class covers the basics of resuscitation for infants from birth to one year old. The session, which features hands on practice of CPR techniques using a mannequin, also provides tips on infant safety, the proper use of car seats and baby-proofing your home. The fee is $35 per couple and advanced registration is required. To register, please call the Baby hotline at (305) 674-BABY (2229) or email maria.garcia@msmc.com.

For additional information, please call our Baby hotline at (305) 674-BABY (2229) or email maria.garcia@msmc.com. Our mailing address is: Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Attn: Childbirth Program/Maria Garcia.

 

Additional classes offered

SHALOM BABY – PREPARING FOR YOUR CHILDBIRTH AND BEYOND

A freshly revised Shalom Baby childbirth preparation class for pregnant women (20+ weeks) and their partners! Sunday class includes a thorough training on childbirth education taught by registered doula Natalie Grillo of Mother’s Care Doula Services, Inc., a Temple Beth Sholom Rabbi leading a conversation about traditional and new Jewish rituals for naming/welcoming your baby, and a Q&A with a pediatrician. $118 registration cost includes all of the above plus a childbirth manual, Blessings of a Skinned Knee, a bagel breakfast, and 3 evening follow up classes: infant/child CPR & First Aid certification, lactation consultant, and post-partum blues/depression/anxiety & From Partners to Parents couples workshop. For more information & dates of our classes please contact Greg Lawrence by email @ greg@tbsmb.org or call  786-364-4406 with questions. http://www.tbsmb.org/programs/parenting/  REGISTER

Hypno-Birthing – The Mongan Method: This is a unique method of relaxed natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques.  Hypno Birthing provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier more comfortable birthing.  Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth.  This class is a series of 5 classes 2 ½ hrs each.  For more information please contact: Vivian Keeler @ (954) 610-9754 or visit website @ www.amazingbirthsandbeyond.com.