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.
Studies have shown that being educated about the birth process can reduce the amount of stress you feel during labor. When you understand the process, it is easier to allow your body to relax and do what it needs to do. Many new parents have found the childbirth classes, both online and in-person, have really helped calm their worries and answer their questions.
“Online classes are a great option for people who are juggling busy schedules, need a refresher program or for those on bed rest for medical reasons,” said Dr. Bernard Logan, co-chairman of OB/GYN at Hallmark Health’s Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. “We are excited to be able to offer this option to ensure that our mothers and their partners are as prepared as possible for childbirth.”
In addition to the online education, participants are encouraged to meet with one of Hallmark Health’s childbirth educators to discuss any questions and concerns they might have as well as take a tour of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital’s Maternity Center. In-person breastfeeding classes are also included with the program.
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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.