Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center Education programs are available to all expectant mothers and their families. Please call 401-845-1547 for more information at Newport Hospital about schedules and registration.
Expectant Parents Orientation Tour - freeThis is a free tour for expectant families, covering the layout of the birthing area and giving young siblings an opportunity to become familiar with the place mom will be spending the night.
Breastfeeding Class - $29 per coupleThis class educates expectant parents about the advantages of breastfeeding, frequency of feedings, techniques for beginning breastfeeding, and how to know when baby is getting enough. Dads are welcome and encouraged to attend. The class is offered the second Tuesday of the month.
Breastfeeding Support Group - freeA postpartum support group is offered free to assist new mothers and provide support in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. Moms are encouraged to share their ideas and concerns with other new mothers. The group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant. This group meets every Thursday in the birthing center.
Family and Friends CPR and First Aid -$53 per personThis class is held monthly and involves two evenings. It is designed especially for parents and others who will be caring for the baby. The class will teach basic CPR skills to adults for children and infants, and what to do for a choking child.
Infant Care Class - $29 per coupleThis class teaches parents what to expect for the first six weeks after the baby’s birth. Discussions focus on the mother following the birth, as well as family adjustment issues. Information on feeding and care of the newborn is also included.
Cesarean PreparationInstruction is offered for expectant couples who will be delivering by Cesarean section. This session is reserved by appointment with the nurse educator.
The 24-hour Warm LineThe birthing center 24-hour Warm Line is available to all parents who have any questions or concerns regarding newborn care, parenting, or care of self. The Warm Line is 401-845-1110.