HEALTH EDUCATION & WELLNESS

PREGNANCY AND PARENTING RESOURCES

We provide comprehensive maternal health & baby education for all patients who deliver at O’Connor Hospital by offering free prenatal classes prior to their baby’s b​irth. We work closely with hospital nurses and health care providers to ensure that our patients will have a standard education and seamless care.

Classes are offered in multiple languages and are taught by experienced Nurses and Health Educators. We recommend patients sign up for classes as early as 20 weeks of pregnancy. Partners are encouraged to attend.


 

PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

O’Connor Hospital is now offering in-person and virtual classes for Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care to expectant parents.  Partners/Support Persons are encouraged to participate in these classes. All participants must be vaccinated to attend in-person classes.
 
To enroll, please

  • Ask your OB’s office to refer you to us

                                                OR

  • Send an email to [email protected] including the following information:
    • Your name
    • Contact phone number
    • Class(es) you’re interested in 

One of our Health Educators will call you to schedule your consultations.

CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION

This class helps birthing parents and their partners prepare for childbirth by offering up-to-date information about pregnancy concerns, labor and birth.  You’ll talk about possible late-pregnancy issues, signs of labor, stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures for labor, partner/support person’s role during labor, pain management techniques for both unmedicated and medicated births, and induction and augmentation of labor methods. 

BREASTFEEDING AND NEWBORN CARE

This class is designed to help first-time parents feel more confident about taking care of their new baby.  Learn about positions for breastfeeding, achieving a good latch, recognizing feeding cues and knowing if your baby is getting enough to eat.  The Lactation Educator will also offer sensible tips on how to hold and calm a fussy baby, diapering, bathing, and when to call your pediatrician.

refresher childbirth class

This class focuses on comfort measures, movement, and relaxation techniques for our mothers and families with previous birth experience.

get pumped! class

This class provides strategies for nursing mothers who are returning to work or school. A certified Lactation Specialist will discuss pumping, equipment and safe techniques for maximizing and saving breastmilk. 

LABOR & delivery unit TOUR

We are currently not offering in-person tours of the O’Connor Hospital Labor & Delivery Unit due to COVID-19, however we invite you to watch our virtual tour.

*Virtual only* BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP 

A certified Lactation Specialist leads this no-cost breastfeeding support group online and provides help with breastfeeding tips and techniques. The group meets every Tuesday (except Holidays), from 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM for virtual lactation assistance. If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] For questions, please call (408) 947-2743. 


HELPFUL RESOURCES