Take charge of your health…and your family's!

The Community Health Education program is committed to giving families the necessary information to live healthier, more productive lives by offering a variety of educational opportunities. Our classes are conducted by clinical staff, certified childbirth, CPR and First Aid instructors and other credentialed educators on a variety of topics aimed at promoting community safety, health and wellness. To fit your busy schedule, classes are offered throughout the year, including evenings and weekends.

Learn more about healthy pregnancy and raising healthy families through courses and seminars that provide pre- and post-natal health and childbirth education. Our prenatal education courses include childbirth education, on-line childbirth education, baby care basics, and breastfeeding classes

Our safety education courses are taught by American Heart Association certified instructors and focus on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and some First Aid instruction training courses. These courses are designed to give community residents the skills necessary to help save lives. Other courses, such as Safe Sitter babysitting course, promote wellness and safety awareness.

Click here to view our upcoming classes on the Events Calendar.

Online Childbirth Education

Nothing can replace the warmth and personal connection you and your partner would feel in an in-person classroom environment. However, many couples find it hard to fit an entire day, or a series of classes, into their schedules. This online program allows you to learn at your own pace and convenience.

If you have any questions about this program or to register, please contact us at (781) 338-7561 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once you have registered for the program and received your personal code, click here to begin the Online Childbirth Education program.


Breastfeeding Classes

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Baby-Friendly birthing facilities worldwide take special steps to create an environment for parents and infants that ensure the best start for breastfeeding.

What does this mean for you?

•  You and your baby will receive the best care and support as you begin your new life together.

•  You and your baby will be cared for together in your room (the rooming-in model of care delivery) and will not be routinely separated. 

•  Nurses with specialized training and lactation consultants will be available to help you with breastfeeding. 

•  For further information about Baby-Friendly, call the Breastfeeding Support Center at 781.979.6455.

To support breastfeeding success, we strongly encourage your spouse or support person to take advantage of our “high touch” and “high tech” prenatal education programs

We are pleased to offer a free online Breastfeeding class as well as a low-cost live class:

Free Online Breastfeeding Class -Breastfeeding Basics

•  Link to program login page: http://patienteducationonline.info/hallmark-health/breastfeeding-a-great-start/login.aspx

•  Access code: HHSBABY

Take this course online and then attend a live class

Live Breastfeeding Class- Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond

Certified childbirth educators discuss the hows and whys of successful breastfeeding during this two-hour prenatal course.  Learn how to get off to a great start while in the hospital, practice positioning and latch-on techniques, learn how to express, store, and prepare breast milk when returning to work, and discuss common misconceptions.

For more information or to register for this live class, please call the Community Health Education Department at (781) 338-7561 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cost for this two-hour session is $30 or free to those enrolled in our childbirth education class. Visit the events calendar for dates and times of live classes.




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