As the leader inhealthcare for women, Erlanger offers a variety of prenatal and specialty classes. To learn about specific dates and locations, or to register for classes, CLICK HERE or call 423-778-LINK (5465) Monday -Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Prepared Childbirth (Lamaze) or One Day Lamaze Class
The usual five-week Lamaze class cycle is condensed into a one-day, eight-hour training session providing the expectant mother & support person factual information, coping skills and realistic expectations of the labor/delivery process. Discussions also include analgesia, anesthesia, breathing & relaxation techniques and medical intervention. The fee for this class also includes the cost for Baby Care & Safety and Breastfeeding classes. These need to be scheduled separately.
Childbirth Education (Two classes or one four-hour class)
This class is designed for newparents and taught by OB nurses. They are more in-depth than the accelerated childbirth class & include stages of labor, relaxation & labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth & home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns. There is also time for questions & answers.
This class is designed to help participants make an informed choice about breastfeeding. Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks & special tips for success. Concerns about returning to work or school will also be covered.
Baby Care & Safety
This class provides you with helpful tips on caring for your baby at home. The class will help you plan & prepare for a safe home environment.
This class teaches you basic CPR for an infant (birth to 1 year of age). Class time includes infant safety instruction & hands-on practice fo CPR & choking management technique for an infant. This is not a class designed for Healthcare certification.
A relaxed and informal monthly meeting where pregnant and new mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and offer each other support. Facilitated by board-certified lactation consultants.
Perinatal and Neonatal Bereavement
The Perinatal and Neonatal Bereavement Program is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Call the Bereavement Coordinator at 423-778-5149.
Call 423-778-7956 and ask to speak with a Bereavement Support Nurse.
Moments to Share
This free, no commitment, support group is for parents, families, and friends who have experienced a pregnancy or neonatal loss. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Ronald McDonald House.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
The Chattanooga chapter of a national organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep includes a dedicated group of professional photographers who donate their service to a very special cause at Children's Hospital at Erlanger. All of the photographers volunteer their time to come to the hospital and conduct a sensitive portrait session for parents who are suffering from the loss of a baby. The photographs are professionally taken and given to the family on a CD in hopes that the images will serve as an important step in the family's healing process.
For more information, please visit: NowILayMeDownToSleep.org