Classes and Support Groups
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.
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.
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.
Clase de Lactancia Materna
Aprende a amamantar, qué esperar los primeros semanas, consejos especiales para el éxito y cómo afrontar con el regreso al trabajo o la escuela. Esta clase es impartido por consultores de lactancia certificados por la junta.
The Milk Connection Breastfeeding Support Group
Erlanger offers a mother-to-mother lactation support group, facilitated by an IBCLC. Whether your baby is in NICU or at home, this group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for mothers to discuss the success and struggle of providing milk for your baby.
4th Friday of the Month – 12:30-1:30 PM
Kennedy Outpatient Center
Pierce Conference Room
900 E. 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Moments to Share - Perinatal Grief and Loss Support Group
This support group is for parents who have experienced a pregnancy or neonatal loss, and we welcome loved ones to join as well. Whether your loss was recent or in years past, we are here for you. We bring a greater understanding of perinatal grief and how it affects lives and relationships. These meetings allow families to come together to discover ways of coping and help find courage and hope for the future.
Moments to Share meetings are held at the Ronald McDonald House (located at 200 Central Avenue). There is no cost to attend this group, but registration is strongly encouraged to ensure we provide proper space for families.
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.
Learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership