Prenatal Childbirth Class - One day

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PLEASE NOTE:  We are pleased to restart our childbirth education classes following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and The Department of Public Health. In person classes will be limited and subject to change or cancellation based upon the state recovery plan. In addition, we will be doing a combination of zoom classes and in-person classes.  If in person, all participants will be masked while attending and maintain social distancing. Any person with flu-like symptoms or COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to attend. Thank you for your cooperation as we all strive to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Zoom classes - 10/10
In person - 9/19, 9/26, 10/24

If you would prefer an online option, click here for online childbirth classes that we find useful, though they are not affiliated with Emerson Hospital.

This condensed childbirth education class in a fast-paced teaching environment is designed to prepare couples for their labor and birth experience. Topics include information about relaxation breathing, pain management options, and understanding the process of labor. Wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows. A tour of the unit is provided.

THIS CLASS IS HELD AT EMERSON HOSPITAL (MAIN CAMPUS) IN THE CHENEY A CONFERENCE ROOM, LOCATED PAST THE GIFT SHOP ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE CORRIDOR.

Location

Emerson Hospital Main Campus
133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
Emerson Hospital (Main Campus): Cheney A Conference Room

things to bring

Wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows.

sessions

September 26
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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October 10
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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October 24
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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instructor

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Ellen Harland

Ellen graduated from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing.  After serving two years in the Army Nurse Corps, she joined the staff of Emerson.  She has been on the Maternity unit for over 30 years and is cross-trained between the Labor and Delivery unit and the Mother-Baby unit.  She became certified as a Childbirth Educator in 1996.  Ellen particularly enjoys having a couple in her childbirth class, and then caring for them during their birthing experience. 

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Joyce Maiore

Joyce graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor's in International Finance and then found her true passion with nursing after the birth of her first child. She then went back to school and received her nursing degree from Middlesex Community College. Joyce has worked in different areas of women's health for many years. She has been working in Labor and Delivery/Maternity at Emerson for four years. However, before that she worked in Washington DC for an international health non-profit as well as a community based women's health center with the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. Joyce used hypnobirthing for the birth of her two girls. She is passionate about helping couples prepare and fulfill their desired birth plan.