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Childbirth Class Schedules

WMHS Prenatal Education Schedule

Congratulations on your pregnancy!  We are happy that you have chosen us to be a participant in this special time in your life.  It will be our privilege to assist you in preparing yourself and family for the birth and care of your baby.  We understand that no two pregnancies are identical, therefore we strive to meet and exceed your individual needs as your family grows!

All prenatal classes will be held in the auditorium(s), which are located on the 2nd floor of the hospital.  The Basic Childbirth Class consists of a series of two classes, coupled with a third class, The Special Speaker Night.  On the speaker night, experts are brought in to provide information and answers to any questions you may have related to labor and birth, anesthesia and epidurals, newborns and newborn car seat safety.  Additionally, classes provided include Sibling Class (for expectant brothers and sisters), Newborn Care Class, and Breastfeeding Class.

To register for any of these classes, please call the Perinatal Unit at 240-964-6400, and we will be happy to help you!  Please click on the link below for the dates, times, locations and details of Childbirth Classes available at WMHS. 

2016 Childbirth (Prenatal Education) Class Schedule (pdf file)

2017 Childbirth Education Class Schedule

These classes include information about what to expect during the last few weeks of your pregnancy as well as education on signs and symptoms of labor, the delivery process, and care for delivery.  You should try to have these classes completed at least 2-4 weeks before your due date.  Don't forget the SPECIAL SPEAKER NIGHT as well.

Basic Childbirth Classes  - Classes offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 р.m.  (Special Speaker Night indicated by *)

* Wednesday, February 1.б:00-9:30 р.m. 

Thursday, January 5, 12......6:00-9:00 p.m. 

* Wednesday, February 1....6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Fеbruary 9, 16....6:00-9:00 р.m. 

* Thursday, March 16...6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 1, 8...6:00-9:00 p.m. 

* Thursday, March 16..6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 12, 19.б:00-9:00 р.m. 

* Wednesday, June 7.....................б:00-9:30 p.m. 

Thursday, May 18, 25..6:00-9:00 p.m. 

* Wednesday, June 7...б:00-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 15, 22....................6:00-9:00 p.m. 

* Thursday, August 3......................б:00-9:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 5, 12....................6:00-9:00 p.m. 

* Thursday, August 3....................6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 16, 236:00-9:00 p.m. 

* Wednesday, September 20..6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Aug 31, Sept. 7..6:00-9:30 p.m. 

* Wednesday, September 20..6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Thursday, October 5, 12.б:00-9:00 р.m. 

* Thursday, November 22...б:00-9:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 1, 15..6:00-9:00 p.m.

* Thursday, November 22..6:00-9:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 6, 20..б:00-9:00 р.m.

Sibling Class - Class offered 1st Tuesday of the month (except July).                                       Recommended for children ages 3-12.

March 74:00 р.m. to 6:00 р.m. 

May 3...4:00 р.m. to 6:00 р.m. 

July 18.4:00 р.m. to 6:00 р.m. 

September 54:00 р.m. to 6:00 р.m. 

November 74:00 р.m. to 6:00 р.m.

Scheduling and Cancellation Policy - Class size is limited so be sure to sign up early so we can best accommodate your schedule.  If schools in Allegany County are cancelled, there will be NO childbirth class that evening-if bad weather occurs after school hours, you should contact the secretary at 240-964-6400 to see if the class is cancelled.  Occasionally, a class may need to be cancelled or rescheduled.  Every attempt will be made to notify the registrants of the cancellation or change.  Please leave a phone number when you register for this purpose.