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Classes and Programs

Classes to Help You Prepare for Baby
Call 410-535-8233 or 301-855-1012, ext 8233 for specific dates and registration

ABCs of Breastfeeding Learn helpful techniques with
positioning, latching on and how to establish and maintain your milk supply. $40/couple
CMH Classroom 1, Held onTuesday once a month, from 6–8 p.m.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Nurturing Necessities at CMH Family Birth Center. Every Wednesday, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Birth Center Tours
Expectant parents tour the Family Birth Center in preparation for their baby’s arrival. Meet in the Emergency Department registration area. CMH, 3rd Sunday of every month, 2 p.m.

Baby Care Basics I & II For new and expectant parents (grandparents are invited, too), this class offers a comprehensive overview of baby care basics. The first hour will be led by a registered obstetrical nurse covering basic newborn care (0–2 months). The second hour will be taught by a pediatrician who will discuss feedings, immunizations and treating minor illness (2 months–1 year). Recommended during the first seven months of pregnancy. No CPR training. $40/couple. CMH Classroom 1, Held on a Wednesday once a month, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. 

Big Kids and Babies Designed to prepare children ages 3–5 for the arrival of a new sibling. Includes a video presentation and a birth center tour. Class recommended within the first seven months of pregnancy. $12/child or free for families delivering at CMH.
CMH Classroom 1, Alternate Saturdays, 10–11:15 a.m.

Infant CPR A great follow-up to Baby Care Basics! New and expectant parents, grandparents and babysitters learn infant CPR (birth–12 months). Led by certified American Heart Association instructor Ellen Davis. $24/person.
CMAC, Held monthly, 6–8 p.m.

Outpatient Lactation Services For breastfeeding moms who may need assistance with latching techniques, milk supply concerns or slow weight gaining problems. Fee. CMH, call 410-414-5414 for appointment.

Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate hands-on program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 14 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. $45.
CMH, Classroom 1. Held on Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Call for specific dates.

Just for Mom
Prenatal Yoga Focuses on relaxation, breathing techniques and gentle postures. Must be at least 13 weeks pregnant. Physician consent required. Call for information.

Pregnancy Massage Pregnancy massage reduces pain, tension and swelling, improves circulation and increases relaxation. 50 minutes. CMH, Solomons, $65. Please call for appointment.

Childbirth Education
Includes labor and delivery preparation, relaxation and breathing techniques, medication options, cesarean section information, breast-feeding education and more. CMH, $100/couple. Register by the 20th week of pregnancy. Call for information.

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