Our early pregnancy class is designed for women in the first five months of pregnancy or those contemplating pregnancy. This one night class provides a better understanding of the changes of pregnancy and is a good foundation for Prepared Childbirth Class. A support person is also welcome to attend. 

Information provided includes:

  • Emotional and physiological aspects of pregnancy 
  • Fetal growth and development
  • Prenatal Care and testing
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental Influences
  • Exercise

 

Class Fee: $25

A 6-week series of classes incorporating a variety of methods of prepared childbirth. The emotion and physiological aspects of late pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum are the focus. CEA advocates for a consumer-oriented approach to childbirth. Class is typically held from 7-9PM and is located at the State College Friends School.

Instruction topics include:

  • Special breathing techniques
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Medications
  • Birth alternatives and options
  • Role of the support person

 

Class Fee: $150

Our Prepared Childbirth Weekend is an alternative to our the regular series of Prepared Childbirth Classes. This two, half-day (Saturday and Sunday) class focuses on the multiple aspects of labor, birth and postpartum. There is one follow-up evening class to review techniques and reassess birth plans.

Instruction topics include:

  • Special breathing techniques
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Medications
  • Birth alternatives and options
  • Role of the support person

 

Class Fee: $200

Our Baby Care class is a single night class for couples or just one parent-to-be, covering various baby care topics. Class is typically from 6:30-9:30PM and is located at the State College Friends School. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Baby safetybabycarepic
  • Baby equipment
  • Bathing, diapering, feeding
  • Choosing baby's doctor
  • Making the adjustment to parenthood

 

Class Fee: $30

The Happiest baby is a one-night practical, hands-on class that will give parents the tools to soothe a crying baby and help her sleep longer. Our certified Happiest baby Educator will teach you Dr. Harvey Karp's simple, seemingly miraculous techniques.

While wanting to soothe your new baby is instinctual, knowing how to do it is a learned skilled. New moms and veterans alike know that a baby's continual cries can be stressful and upsetting. Not only that, it can lead to exhaustion, breastfeeding problems, marital stress and postpartum depression. Dr. Harvey Karp's step-by-step process explains how even the fussiest of babies can be soothed to give you more peace.

Expectant couples, as well as parents with newborns 2 months and younger, will benefit from this hands-on class. The class includes a copy of "The Happiest baby on the Block" DVD (with both English and Spanish tracks) and "Super-Soothing Sleep Sounds" CD.

Class Fee: $30

A program to prepare children ages 2 to 10 for the events surrounding the birth of a brother or sister. Class is held at the Mount Nittany Medical Center. Parent(s) must accompany their child(ren). 

Information includes:

  • sibpreppicAppearance and behavior of a newborn
  • Hospital rules and procedures
  • Sibling visitation

 

Class Fee: $12 per child, $10 per child if 3 or more siblings

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