Birth and Family Education Classes and Support
At MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, we offer a full range of birth and family education classes designed to help you before, during and after pregnancy. All classes are taught by certified childbirth specialists and are offered in conjunction with our Health Education Center. The following classes are offered.
- OBTLC Birth and Family Education Classes and Events
- OBTLC and Beyond e-newsletter
- Lactation Resource Center
- Postpartum Support Group Luncheon
- NICU Parent Support Group
- Back-to-School Rally for Health
- Baby Steps - Online Interactive Classes
- Birthplace Tours
- Breastfeeding: Facts Myths and Techniques
- Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education Classes
- Infant and Child CPR
- Infant and Child First Aid
- Infant Care and Safety Class
- OBTLC Classes-to-Go
- Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga
- Prepared Childbirth
- Sibling Class
- Stroller Strides
We also offer an array of resources to assist and educate parents and families after the birth of their babies and beyond.
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The Lactation Resource Center helps mothers take their first steps toward successful breastfeeding. Our internationally board certified lactation consultants are available to educate mothers about breastfeeding before, during and after a baby's birth and to provide support and answer questions. Call 443-777-7427 for support seven days a week.
The period following the birth of your baby is known as postpartum, and it is a time of rapid physical and emotional adjustment. Your body returns to its pre-pregnant state in this time. Emotionally, you will be adjusting to the many changes your new baby brings to your life and your family's lives. Our Postpartum Support Group consists of doctors, nurses and new moms. The group meets every Wednesday at the hospital to discuss experiences, provide support and share information with each other while enjoying lunch.
If you (and your baby!) are interested in attending the Postpartum Support Group Luncheon, call 443-777-7427.
The NICU Parent Support Group meets the first and third Thursday of the month. We discuss educational topics such as infant safety, baby communication and stress signals. This time allows parents to ask questions and interact with other NICU parents. The dates, time and topics can be found on your baby's bed.
Each year, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center hosts the Back-to-School Rally for Health for kids and parents in the community. This health and safety fair provides information and activities including:
- MedStar Franklin Square Services
- MRSA/Hand washing
- Fire Safety
- Car Seat Safety
- Poison Control
- Dental Screening
- Asthma Fair
- Physical Activities
For more information, visit medstarfranklin.org/rallyforhealth.
To learn more about Birth and Family Education Classes and Support, call 1-888-74-OBTLC.