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Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Preparation - Preparing for Your Bundle of Joy

At the Baby Place, we work to ensure the birthing process goes as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We are happy to offer couples in our community Childbirth Preparation Classes, which helps new moms and dads prepare for the birth of their baby.  This one-day class covers topics such as:
  • Normal pregnancy changes 
  • When to call your doctor/midwife 
  • When to go to the hospital 
  • Things to avoid during pregnancy 
  • Signs of labor 
  • Stages of labor 
  • Comfort measures for labor 
  • Breathing and relaxation exercises 
  • Epidurals 
  • Birth plans 
  • Cesarean birth 
  • Postpartum and newborn care 
This class is free to patients delivering at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

AHA Family & Friends Infant CPR & Choking

Every expectant parent should learn the life-saving skills taught in this CPR class—You never know when you’ll need this vital information. At the Baby Place, we use the American Heart Association's Friends and Family curriculum to teach this course. This is a lay rescuer course and is not meant to satisfy job requirements for medical professionals. The Infant CPR Class covers: 
  • Infant rescue breathing 
  • Infant cardio pulmonary resuscitation 
  • Infant foreign body airway obstruction 
This class is offered free of charge to our community.


Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding has been proven as the best way to feed an infant—no artificial food comes close to breast milk’s nutritional quality. Breast milk contains more than 200 health-promoting ingredients unavailable in formula and natural tranquilizers for babies; it is always clean and at the right temperature. Artificial baby milk may cause excessive crying/colic, diarrhea and lactose intolerance. The more breast milk an infant receives in the first six months of life, the less likely the infant is to develop health-related problems. Breastfeeding is very beneficial to mom as well, leading to faster weight loss after birth, less postpartum bleeding, a lower chance of anemia and even a lessened risk of osteoporosis.
 
At the Baby Place, we fully recognize the benefits of breastfeeding and are pleased to offer certified lactation counselors to help mothers in breastfeeding their newborns. In addition, we offer Breastfeeding Classes throughout the year that go over both the benefits and the logistics of breastfeeding. This one-night, two-hour class helps mom prepare for breastfeeding her newborn successfully.  Topics include latching, positioning and identifying baby's feeding cues.  This class is facilitated by one of our certified lactation counselors and is offered at no charge to our community.
 
For more information on any of the above classes, call (813) 783-6124 or visit the events section of this website for upcoming class dates and times.