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.

2017 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 noon - 6 p.m. in the Boscia Classroom at Parkview Hospital Randallia on the following dates:

Jan. 18     Feb. 15     March 22     April 19     May 24

June 21    July 19      Aug. 23       Sept. 20    Oct. 18

Nov. 15     Dec. 20

 

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 4 p.m.

Classes are offered Wednesdays from noon - 6 p.m. in the Boscia Classrom at Parkview Hospital Randallia on the following dates:

Jan. 4     Feb. 1     March 8     April 5     May 10

June 7    July 5      Aug. 9       Sept. 6    Oct. 4

Nov. 1     Dec. 6

 

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 Classrom at Parkview Hospital Randallia on the following dates:

Jan. 11     Feb. 8     March 15    April 12     May 17

June 14    July 12      Aug. 16      Sept.13     Oct. 11

Nov. 8     Dec. 13


Sibling Class

This interactive class allows kids to learn what a new baby looks like, how to become a “big helper,” and how to make friends with the new baby. Children get to tour the Family Birthing Center so they can see where Mommy will be when little brother or sister is born. Recommended for siblings 3 – 10 years of age.

Classes are offered Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Boscia Classroom at Parkview Hospital Randallia on the following dates:

Jan. 25      March 29     May 31

July 26       Sept. 27      Nov. 29 


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:

Dec. 18

Monday Evening Classes

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

Feb. 20    March 20     April 17        May 22     June 12     

July 17     Sept. 25     Oct. 9      Nov. 13      Dec. 11

Wednesday Morning Classes

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

Jan. 25     Feb. 8    Feb. 15     May 17        June 21

July 12      Aug. 16   Aug. 23   Sept. 20    Oct. 25

Nov. 8       Nov. 29

Wednesday Afternoon Classes

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

Jan. 4      Feb. 1     March 1    April 12   May 3    June 7   July 5      Aug. 2     Sept. 6      Oct. 4     Nov. 1    Dec. 6

Thursday Evening Classes

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

Aug. 10

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:​

March 10     May 12     June 30     Sept. 15     Oct. 20


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