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 5:30 pm. Register at 617-243-6649. Or please visit our maternity virtual tour.

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.


May 17

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 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 - 1:00 PM
Location: NWH - Allen Riddle Bldg - CBE Classroom

Class is designed to give experienced parents an opportunity to focus on this pregnancy and the birth of another child.

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Shipley Fitness Center

Pilates mat class with props to strengthen and tone the total body and adding flexibility exercises to help prevent injuries. All levels welcome. For more information or to register by phone, please call the Wellness Center at 617-243-6221.

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: NWH,2nd Flr, Conference Center - Room #1

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: 10:00 AM - 12:30 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: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Shipley Fitness Center

Zumba is great class whether you want to start a new exercise program or trying to rev up your current exercise routine. Join us for this fun and lively class taught by an experienced instructor. If you love rhythm (or even if you are a little rhythm challenged) this is the class for you. Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout. The goal is simple: to work out, to love working out, and for you to find a program that you will want to stick with!Zumba has coined the term "fitness party" and makes fitness fun! For all ages and abilities, no dance experience required.

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: NWH,2nd Flr, Conference Center - Room #1

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.

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