Medicaid Maternity Care Classes

CANCELLATION

To protect patients, staff and our community, all in-person classes and tours are canceled until further notice. However, some classes are being offered online. For any questions regarding your upcoming stay, please call our Labor & Delivery unit at (256) 265-7299.

These classes are provided for Medicaid maternity care clients.

This FREE six-week class is designed to help parents prepare for the baby's arrival and includes a tour of the Maternity Department at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. Each class lasts approximately two hours.

Learn about

  • Breathing and relaxation exercises
  • Routine birthing practices, such as electronic fetal monitoring
  • When to call the doctor
  • Infant CPR
  • How to feed, diaper and bathe your baby
  • Growth and development stages
  • How to create a safe sleep environment to help prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS)
  • Child safety including home safety and car seat safety

We recommend this class be completed at least one month before your due date.

  • Cost: Free
    Expectant moms are encouraged to bring one support person to class.
  • Location: Dowdle Center
  • Call ((256) 265-7296 for more information.

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children is an affiliate of the Huntsville Hospital Health System

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