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Parent Education

COVID-19 Update:
While we are unable to offer our classes in person during this time, we are offering a real-time virtual 5-week condensed Childbirth Education Class with a focus on Deep Relaxation and one-week covering breastfeeding education. You can find the monthly series listed on our Events page. To register or with questions, email gnowakoski@cooleydickinson.org.


Our knowledgeable parent education instructors offer a variety of classes for expectant and new parents. Experienced, certified instructors teach both prenatal and postpartum programs.

Our goal is to help you prepare for the birth of your child and to offer support and education as you adjust to a new life with your baby. The education you will receive in our parent education classes is designed to complement the care provided by the obstetricians and certified nurse midwives as well as other members of your care team.

Thank you for your interest in our parent education programs. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Childbirth Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

CONTACT 413-582-2125

Location & Directions Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01061
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Free Virtual Support Groups for New Families


Beyond Birth and Over the Hump Parent Group is offered weekly on Wednesdays and Thursday from 1-3 PM HERE.

Baby & Me is a facilitated Parent Support Group using the GPS model of Peer support. It meets on Tuesdays from 10-noon HERE and Fridays from 2-4pm HERE.

New Beginnings support group for people in recovery from substance use who are pregnant or parenting meets on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 HERE.

Groups are open to all parents of babies in the pioneer valley region, no matter where your baby was born. Groups are being held via Zoom video conferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are welcome to join with audio only as well.