It is all about the newborn baby now! Learn what to expect from this little person, and gain hands-on practice of some basic newborn care. We highly recommend that first-time parents and foster or adoptive parents take BOTH “Oh Baby! It’s Your Birthday!” and "Making Making Memories” classes IN ORDER.
Oh Baby! It’s Your Birthday!: Embark on your new adventure with baby during this overview on what to expect during the first 24 hours of your baby’s life. Learn about the miraculous changes that will occur as your baby transitions from the comfort of the womb to the big, new world and the care your baby will receive during this time.
- APGAR Score
- Newborn Appearance
- The Baby’s First Day—What Happens?
- The Hospital Stay
- Hospital Resources
- Travel Home Safely
It is requested that you bring your Partners in Care binder along to EVERY class. It will be referenced during the classes. If you are a foster or adoptive parent, the Partners in Care binder can be provided for you.
Family Birthing Center tours can be scheduled prior to any Tuesday or Wednesday evening class. The 5:30 p.m. tour will finish before the classes begin. Pre-registration is required for Tours. If interested, please call (320) 656-7021 and specifically request the tour that finishes before the class starts. Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles and other adult family members are welcome to attend the tour, too. Each person must be registered by name to attend along with the expectant, foster or adoptive parent.
It is highly recommended, but not required, that participants and their labor partner complete these classes by the 30th week. Please register early to enroll in the classes of your choice.
Presented by St. Cloud Hospital Women & Children’s Center
Park in the North Visitor Lot or the North Visitor Ramp at St. Cloud Hospital. Enter through the North Entrance and go to the Lakes Elevator. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. The Women & Children Center Classroom is straight ahead.
There are vending machines located on the 3rd floor, but you are encouraged to bring your own snacks and drinks. An ice machine and water are available. Please bring your own covered drink container because drinking cups are not supplied. The Riverfront Dining Room will be open, if you would like to buy a snack before class.
If you are unable to attend a class you have registered and paid for, please call 320-656-7021 and request a refund.
St. Cloud Hospital Women & Children's Center at 320-656-7021