Prenatal classes for childbirth preparation in Englewood, Colorado
When you are expecting, it seems like everyone has advice for you, but somehow when baby arrives, you still have so many unanswered questions. To help answer those questions and prepare you for childbirth and newborn care, Swedish Medical Center provides maternity classes in South Denver. These classes are led by certified instructors, and are designed to help moms and dads alike.
For more information about Swedish Medical Center's prenatal classes, please call (866) 779-3347.
Maternity classes we offer
Classes can begin at any time in your pregnancy. However, we recommend completing your maternity classes four to six weeks before your due date. Remember to register for classes early to ensure the classes you want are available.
Some of the classes we offer include:
- Breast/chestfeeding basics
- Childbirth preparation
- Understanding infant and child safety
All about baby
All about baby specifically addresses the first uncertain week at home with your
newborn. The in-person class is designed to familiarize you with the characteristics of normal newborn behavior, appearance and baby care. Hands-on practice with diapering, bathing and swaddling are included. Infant CPR and breastfeeding are not included. Only the mom/parent-to-be needs to register.
Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Basics is a one-time class valuable to those who plan to breast/chest feed their babies. We provide a positive and safe setting to talk about breast/chest feeding. In this class we will discuss the benefits of breastmilk, how milk is produced, feeding techniques, and how to avoid common problems.
We also offer an Understanding Breastfeeding eClass. In this online class, you will learn all about breastfeeding and get to hear real experiences from breastfeeding moms—all from the comfort of your own home.
Childbirth express is a one day "just the facts" class is intended for those who want the basics or who are unable to attend the longer series. Please note that Cesarean birth and relaxation/breathing techniques are covered briefly. This class is held in person for mom/parent and her/their support person. Only mom/parent needs to register.
Childbirth Fast Track
Our convenient weekend session of Childbirth Fast Track will provide you with the knowledge to prepare for the choices you'll make during your childbirth experience. You and your partner will learn and practice life skills from our nationally certified childbirth instructors including relaxation, effective breathing, massage, positioning, stress management and coping skills. Other subjects include the joys and challenges of pregnancy, labor and how it progresses, medical procedures, interventions, pain management and Cesarean birth. Only the mother/parent-to-be needs to be registered.
The Childbirth Preparation Series consists of four classes, which take place over a period of four weeks. In this series, we will discuss comfort techniques, medical procedures and the stages of labor and delivery.
Understanding infant and child safety
Our Understanding Infant and Child Safety eClass is an online class to help you learn how to keep your child safe beginning the day they are born. The class covers topics such as how to prevent accidents and how to be prepared for an emergency.
Weekly pregnancy and childbirth newsletter
As you prepare for childbirth, we invite you to join our pregnancy and early childhood newsletter. Through this program, we will connect with you each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.
This program is free and includes customized information and resources based on your specific stage of pregnancy and your little one's age. The program is provided throughout pregnancy and into the toddler years.
Prenatal care at HealthONE
Pregnancy is a special time, and it requires specialized prenatal care. We are here as your child grows and develops, to ensure both of you remain healthy throughout your pregnancy.Learn about Prenatal care