Preparing for Parenthood
Florida Hospital offers Parent Education programs at all four locations. These programs are designed to meet the needs of all family members. It is our goal to provide you and your family with the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on this new phase of your life with confidence and excitement.
For a full schedule of classes, please click on the hospital of your choice.
The following are some of the programs we offer:
This course is geared toward women who are in their last trimester as well as their partners. It covers preparation for labor and delivery, Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques. Instructors are certified in Lamaze. Childbirth 101 is offered in a three-night course and a one-day course. A two-day course is also offered at Celebration Health. The course fee also includes the Breastfeeding Class, the Baby Care Class, the Anesthesia Class and a Baby Place tour.
This 2 ½-hour class covers the basics of breastfeeding and is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. No preregistration is required. There is no charge for this class if you’re attending Childbirth 101.
If you’re a first-time or adoptive parent, this 2 ½-hour class will help take some of the mystery out of the basics of baby care. The course covers diapering, feeding, bathing and more. No preregistration is required. There is no charge for this class if you’re attending Childbirth 101.
Anesthesia for Childbirth
If you’re not planning natural childbirth, this class will explain epidural anesthesia as an option. Taught by an anesthesiologist, this 1 ½-hour class is conducted at Florida Hospital Orlando and Winter Park Memorial Hospital. No preregistration is required. There is no charge for this class if you’re attending Childbirth 101.
Pediatric CPR/Life Support
Available at Florida Hospital Orlando, this class teaches you how to administer CPR to infants and children as well as take appropriate safety measures around the home to protect your kids. The American Heart Association provides certification. Preregistration is required.
Happiest Baby on the Block
Developed by renowned pediatrician Harvey Karp, MD, this nationally acclaimed program teaches expectant and new parents how to calm a fussy baby. The two-hour class includes a CD and DVD. You must pre-register for the course.
Getting a new brother or sister is a pretty exciting thing to a child. Held once a month, this one-hour class shows siblings how to hold, feed and diaper the new addition to your family. Children also watch a child-oriented film on pregnancy and birth and tour The Baby Place (not labor and delivery). Each enrollee is encouraged to bring a doll to class. Preregistration is necessary.
Fido Meets the New Baby - only at the Orlando Campus
Taught by professional dog trainers, this class addresses safety and other concerns the new and expectant parents may have about pets and new babies.