Athens Regional Health System
706.475.7000

Classes for Parents

Athens Regional Medical Center is happy to offer a variety of classes to help new and expecting parents.

Programs for New and Expecting Parents

Baby & Child CPR
This class covers CPR and conscious and unconscious choking for infants (up to age one) and children (up to age eight). *Note: this course does not offer certification.

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Baby Care Basics
Covers newborn care tasks, including bath, diapering, dressing, swaddling, umbilical cord and circumcision care, feeding and burping, soothing a fussy baby and car seat information.

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Big Kids & Babies
This class is designed for children expecting a baby brother or sister including what to expect, a brief tour of the Mother-Baby Unit and more.

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Birth Basics
One-time class for time-crunched expecting parents who want basic information about what to expect during labor and birth. Covers stages of labor, including common interventions.

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Breastfeeding Basics
Covers the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, positioning, latching, how to tell if the baby is getting enough to eat, and how to establish a routine.

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Childbirth Preparation
These prenatal classes cover preparation for labor and birth, including labor stages and phases, relaxation and breathing, comfort measures and interventions such as medications, epidurals, induction and Cesarean delivery.

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Childbirth Preparation Saturdays
These prenatal classes cover preparation for labor and birth, including labor stages and phases, relaxation and breathing, comfort measures and interventions such as medications, epidurals, induction and Cesarean delivery.

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Online Childbirth Class
Understanding Birth eClass features videos, personal childbirth stories, animations and games to guide you through the birth of your baby.

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*Dates subject to change and all classes have a minimum attendance requirement.

Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby Tours

We offer regularly scheduled guided tours of our Women and Children units. See the schedule or call 706-475-5622 or 706-475-3320 for more information.

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