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We have weekday, evening and Saturday Childbirth Education classes available in Millcreek and Downtown Erie. Evening classes are held from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM for four consecutive weeks. Our Saturday classes are held from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for three consecutive weeks.


The class registration fee is just $10, and you will be eligible to receive a free or discounted Evenflo Titan convertible car seat valued at $85 (based on income guidelines). You may also pre-register at any of our offices and $10 fee will be waived.


A certified childbirth educator will instruct classes and help prepare expectant mothers and their coaches for the labor experience.


Topics and activities covered:

Fetal Development

Medication Options

Warning Signs

Comfort Measures for Labor

Nutrition and Health Information

Practice Labor Stations



Basic Newborn Care Course

The Basic Newborn Care Course is one-on-one or small group classes held for four consecutive weeks that will cover the following areas:


Feeding

Calming

Diapering

Bathing

Safety Issues

Developmental Milestones



Breastfeeding Basics Class

Becoming a new mother may seem overwhelming. Fortunately, as mothers our bodies are equipped with the ability to provide everything that our growing baby needs nutritionally through breastfeeding.


You will learn:

The many health benefits for baby

Latch and breastfeeding holds

Common breastfeeding problems and remedies



Natural Parenting Class

Our Natural Parenting Class will teach you how to make healthy and budget friendly choices for your family!


TOPICS COVERED:

Cloth diapering

Introduction to healthy solid foods

Natural family planning

 

This class is held every last Thursday of the month. One on one consultation is available.



Stepping Stones

Learn to Earn Program – This program educates young moms and dads in personal development, parenting skills and healthy relationships, while they earn credits to spend for much needed baby items. The program is designed for single parents or couples.  Participants learn by watching dynamic and fun educational video lessons on relevant topics. This popular program is available at the WCC Pregnancy Resource offices in Downtown Erie, Upper Peach Street and Union City. The goal of the Stepping Stones program is “Building Healthy Families One Step at a Time!”


Some Stepping Stones Video Topics Include:

Healthy Relationships

Child Safety

Money Management

To Be a Father

Stop Smoking Now

Potty Training


Baby Items Available to Earn Include:

Diapers

Clothes

Nursing Pillows

High Chairs

Pack’n’Plays

Baby Bouncers, etc.

 



There are incentives for completing the Newborn Care Course and Breastfeeding Classes. Our classes fill up fast, so register today! 814-836-7505

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