Parkview Hospital Randallia

Women's Health

In the heart of Fort Wayne, Parkview Hospital Randallia offers childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting classes for new moms and moms-to-be and their partners. To learn more, or to register for classes, call (260) 672-6185. A listing of the classes, along with descriptions and times, is below.

2018 Class Options

 

Preparing for Childbirth

Parkview offers a one-session prenatal education class. Partners are encouraged to attend. To help you prepare for childbirth, this class covers the following:

  • Process of labor and birth

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques

  • Pain management options

  • Physical and emotional changes

Classes are offered Wednesdays from 4 — 9 p.m. in the Boscia Classroom at Parkview Hospital Randallia on the following dates:

Jan. 17
Feb. 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
Aug. 22
Sept. 19
Oct. 17
Nov. 21
​Dec. 19

Basic and Beyond Parenting

This class is designed to help you feel more confident by teaching you basic parenting skills and more. Partners are encouraged to attend this class, which covers topics such as:

  • Infant care skills

  • Calming a crying baby

  • Protecting your child

  • Choosing a care provider

  • Understanding infant sleep patterns

  • Breastfeeding skills and bottle-feeding

  • Car seat safety

The American Heart Association® Family & Friends® Infant and Child CPR and relief from choking course will be taught at 7 p.m.

Classes are offered Wednesdays from 4 — 9 p.m. in the Boscia Classrom at Parkview Hospital Randallia on the following dates:

Jan. 3
Feb. 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 11
Aug. 8
Sept. 5
Oct. 3
Nov. 7
​Dec. 5 

Breastfeeding Class

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first 12 months of life. Taught by a certified lactation consultant, this one-time class is highly recommended if you are considering breastfeeding your baby. Partners are encouraged to attend. This class covers:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding

  • Correct positioning and latching

  • Pumping and storing breast milk

  • Common concerns and questions

Classes are offered Wednesdays from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Boscia or Lamaze Classroms at Parkview Hospital Randallia on the following dates:

Jan. 10
Feb. 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 18
Aug. 15
Sept. 12
Oct. 10
Nov. 14
Dec. 12 ​   


Safe Sleep Classes

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants and children under one year of age. Attend this 90-minute class and learn ways to reduce the risk of SIDS. Those who qualify will

receive a portable crib upon completion of the class. Please call (260) 373-6900 to register for this class. Space is limited.

Monday Morning Classes

Offered at Parkview Center for Healthy Living at the Parkview Neighborhood Health Center location, 3350 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne, at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Feb. 26

March 26

April 30

May 21

Aug. 20

Nov. 26 ​    


Tuesday Evening Classes

Offered in the Boscia classroom at Parkview Hospital Randallia at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Jan. 16
Feb. 20
March 20
April 24
May 15
June 19
July 17
Aug. 14
Sept. 18
Oct. 16
Nov. 20
​Dec. 18


Wednesday Afternoon Classes

Offered at A Baby’s Closet, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, at 3 p.m. on the following dates:

Jan. 10
Feb. 7
March 7
May 2
June 6
July 11
Aug. 1
Sept. 12
Oct. 3
Nov. 7
​Dec. 5

Friday Morning Classes

Offered at Parkview Center for Healthy Living at the Parkview Neighborhood Health Center location, 3350 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne, at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:​

Jan. 26
Feb. 16
March 16
May 11
June 15
June 29
Aug. 10
Aug. 31
Sept. 28
Oct. 12
Oct. 26
Nov. 16
​Dec. 14

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