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Classes and Support Groups

Classes

Childbirth Education
Expectant parents will learn the stages of labor, relaxation, hospital procedures and pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns. There will also be time for questions and answers.

Breastfeeding Class
Participants will learn breastfeeding, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success. Taught by board-certified lactation consultants. 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 and prepare for a safe home environment.

Infant CPR
This class teaches you basic CPR for an infant (birth to 1 year of age). Class time includes infant safety instruction and hands-on practice fo CPR and choking management technique for an infant. This is not a class designed for Healthcare certification.

The Bump and Beyond Childbirth Series
Learn the basics of Baby Care & Safety, Breastfeeding, Childbirth Education, and Infant CPR in this course series. A tour of the facility and a certificate will be given after the last class. 
It is ideal for patients to begin this series at 28–30 weeks of pregnancy.


Maternity Resources

Erlanger YoMingo® Childbirth Education

Erlanger offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage.

CLICK HERE to learn more about YoMingo.

Nurse-Family Partnership

This free program connects first-time mothers with a registered nurse who will provide the support, advice, and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and be a great mom.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership


Best Fed Beginnings® Educational Materials

CLICK HERE to download First Trimester information

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CLICK HERE to download Second Trimester information

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CLICK HERE to download Third Trimester information

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Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support
Erlanger offers a Breastfeeding Support Group from noon to 2 PM on the 4th Friday of each month at the Kennedy Outpatient Center (downtown). This is a relaxed and informal meeting where pregnant and new mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and offer each other support. Facilitated by board-certified lactation consultants.Call 423-778-6247 for more information, or learn more here.

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.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
The Chattanooga chapter of a national organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleepincludes 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