Calendar of Classes and Events

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Childbirth Education
Our childbirth classes follow the content and time guidelines recommended by Lamaze International and the Boston Association of Childbirth Educators. All of our instructors are certified in their area.
Registration/Info: 617-243-6649
Maternity Tours are held once or twice a week at 5:30pm. Register at 617-243-6649

Wellness Center
Our exercise and fitness classes are designed to accommodate various levels and abilities. Instructors are always able to suggest ways of adapting any class or workout to meet your individual needs. Please note you must pre-register to attend a class. You may also register for any class at any time during the session and the price of the class will be adjusted accordingly.
Registration/Info: 617-243-6221

Insurance Reimbursement: Ask your insurance provider about coverage. We will provide a certificate of completion to submit to your insurance company upon request.


September 15

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: NWH,2nd Flr, Conference Center - Room #4/5

This is a complete comprehensive class, which will help expectant parents through the stages of late pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.Instructors discuss signs of labor, when to come to the hospital or birthing center, role of the support person and comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, positions, massage, visualization, hydrotherapy, and anesthesia and analgesia. In addition, birth plans, what to expect if medical interventions are necessary, including induction of labor and cesarean delivery will be discussed. Other topics will be postpartum changes and a pediatrician will do a presentation on the newborn after delivery. A tour of the maternity unit is included. This is always a complete 12 hour childbirth class giving you the opportunity learn about labor and birth, discuss choices and concerns and meet others sharing this special time. Cost of class is for the expectant mom and her partner or labor support person.

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: TBA

The Youngest Siblings: Preparation for Two and Three Year Olds. Children are given a brief tour highlighting the nursery and the new babies, and are shown the postpartum rooms where their mothers will be staying. They are also shown and will get a chance to practice how to safely hold a new baby. An age appropriate story about becoming a big brother or sister will be told and each child will receive a graduation certificate.The class is one hour.

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: NWH - Allen Riddle Bldg.- Livingroom - 1st Flr

This is the American Heart Association course CPR for Family and Friends (Infant and Child). Class will cover CPR for the infant from birth to 1 yr of age as well as CPR for the child up to 8 years of age. In addition to teaching CPR and choke-saving skills; this three-hour class will cover the following injury prevention topics: Childproofing your home, product, fire and water safety, home safety supplies, poison prevention, how to choose and use a car seat and toy safety. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher or a babysitter, this single session will provide you with the vital skills that turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. You will receive the American Heart Association CPR booklet and a class packet.

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA

This class is for children 4 years or older accompanied by a parent. Through stories, a video/slide show and hands on activities, a realistic view of a newborn's appearance, needs, and abilities will be presented. The special role of the big brother/big sister will be emphasized and a brief tour of the maternity unit will be provided. Each child will make a craft and receive a graduation certificate.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: NWH - Allen Riddle Bldg.- Livingroom - 1st Flr

Life with a new baby is exciting. This class will provide expectant parents with guidance, tips and support as they prepare for the birth of their child. Using doll models you will learn about infant bathing and dressing, feeding, infant communication, crying, sleep patterns, signs of illness, how to take a baby's temperature, when to call a physician and the needs and adjustments of becoming a family. Meets once. Cost is for expectant woman and her support person/partner.

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: NWH,2nd Flr, Conference Center - Room #6

Learn the important information needed to become a responsible babysitter. Class will cover what to do in an emergency, choke saving, first aid and diapering. Also, important questions to ask parents and the differences babysitting for infants, toddlers, pre school and school-aged children are addressed.You will make a babysitting treasure box to bring with you on your jobs and receive a certificate.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: NWH - Allen Riddle Bldg - CBE Meeting Room #1

This class is for expectant parents who are considering and would like to prepare for an unmedicated birth. Medication and epidurals are covered but the class focuses on other comfort measures to use during labor. The class emphasizes actively coping with labor, and includes time to practice and discuss ways of working with your body to manage your labor. The same material covered in the Prepared Childbirth Class is also covered, including a Hospital tour, medication options, medical interventions such as induction and Cesarean delivery, postpartum changes and the newborn.

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Free Post-Marathon Athlete Injury Clinics

Come to our free injury clinics for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries or illnesses that are the result of participating in the Boston Marathon.
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Wellness Classes Offered Throughout the Year

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"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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