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Childbirth & Parenting Education and Support Groups

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Childbirth & Parenting Classes and Support Groups

The Family Birthplace at Cape Cod Hospital offers a wide range of classes, events and support groups that will help you, your birth partner and even siblings-to-be prepare for childbirth and the care of your new baby. A Portuguese class is also available.

Topics include:

  • Third trimester pregnancy changes
  • Nutrition
  • A tour of the Family Birthplace
  • The birth process
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Labor and delivery, including options available
  • Postpartum care and going home
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care, including feeding, bathing, diapering and more
  • Infant-child CPR
  • Social support for new mothers and fathers