health education programs are available to all expectant mothers and
their families. Call The Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center at
401-845-1133 to sign up for a class or for more information.
Expectant Parents Orientation and Tour - $26.25
A class to help expectant parents prepare for the childbearing
process. The class includes a tour of the birthing center and
covers early and mid pregnancy issues, dealing with
complications and making decisions prior to giving birth.Please
call for schedule.
Childbirth Preparation Class - $110.25
Childbirth preparation classes for the expectant mother and her
partner. Topics include Lamaze instruction and relaxation
techniques, understanding the stages of labor, pain management
and coping mechanisms, along with newborn feeding and parenting.
This is a series of 4 classes offered on Monday or Wednesday
evenings, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We also offer a condensed Saturday
birthing class for $105.
Childbirth Preparation Refresher Series - $55.13
A modified version of our Childbirth Preparation Series. Helps
expectant parents refresh their knowledge of the childbirth
process and newborn care. Call for dates.
Breastfeeding Class - $27.57
This class educates expectant parents about the advantages of
breastfeeding, frequency of feedings, techniques for beginning
breastfeeding, how to know when the baby is getting enough,
preventing and resolving common problems. Dads are welcome and
encouraged to attend. This class is offered the second Tuesday
of every month.
Breastfeeding Support Group - Free
A postpartum support group to assist new mothers and offer
support in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. Mothers are
encouraged to share their ideas and concerns with other mothers.
This group is facilitated by board-certified lactation
consultants. Offered every Thursday in the birthing center.
24 Hour Warm Line - Free
Parents can call the birthing center 24 hours a day with any
questions or concerns they may have about newborn care,
parenting or care of self. The Warm Line is 401-845-1110.
Sibling Preparation Class - $27.57 per family
A class to help prepare children for the arrival of a new baby.
Topics include how important it is to be a big brother or
sister, how to help parents with the baby and how to hold the
baby. Children will make a birthday card for their new brother
or sister with their picture in it. They will also be taken on a
tour of the birthing center to see where their mother will be
spending the night. For children 3 years of age or older. Both
parents are encouraged to attend.
Family and Friends CPR and First Aid - $49.62 per person
Two classes designed especially for parents or others, such as
grandparents or babysitters entrusted to supervise children.
This class will teach basic CPR skills for children and infants
and how to clear the airway when a child is choking. This class
is offered monthly; please call for schedule.
Infant Care Class - $27.57
A class to help parents know what to expect in the first 6 weeks
after giving birth. Discussions focus on the mother following
the birth, as well as family adjustment issues. Newborn feeding
and care is also discussed.
Cesarean Preparation Class - $25
A class to prepare the expectant mother and her partner prior to
a cesarean delivery. By appointment.
The Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center's Lending Library
The library offers a collection of health care books and videos
that anyone can borrow. Subjects include infant care, parenting,
pregnancy care, fathering and many others.