At UPMC in Central Pa., we are committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. In light of precautions being taken to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19, and to limit the amount of traffic throughout the hospital, we have taken the necessary step to suspend all in-person prenatal classes and other consumer education classes until further notice.
In lieu of in-person prenatal classes, we are offering several online options. To register, visit the classes and event page.
Thank you for your understanding as we work to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community and especially our expectant mothers, new mothers, and infants.
This virtual two-week series is recommended for expectant parents in the second trimester. Parents will learn how to care for a newborn and navigate early parenting. Discussion, demonstration, and class participation are used to teach basic information about baby’s bath, cord care, diapering, safety, and feeding. Other topics include the importance of skin-to-skin and rooming-in, normal newborn behaviors, symptoms of illness, and how to stimulate learning. CPR will not be covered in this class.
Registration fee: $40 (includes partner)
Register here for the Baby Care Basics Class
This virtual tour provides the expectant mother and father/support person an opportunity to visit Labor and Delivery, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Maternity Center. This will allow you to become familiar with UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals.
This virtual two-week series is taught by an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), focuses on the joys and common concerns of breastfeeding. Discussion includes the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies, the importance of skin-to-skin and rooming-in, identifying baby’s feeding cues, maintaining a milk supply and other practical information. Additional topics include combining breastfeeding and working, expression and storage of breast milk, and use of breast pumps. Expectant fathers are encouraged to attend.
Saturday sessions meet for one 4-hour class.
Registration fee: $35 (includes partner) Fee is waived for those giving birth at Harrisburg Hospital.
Fee is waived for those giving birth at Harrisburg Hospital. If you are unable to attend after registering, please call 717-231-8900 to cancel and avoid a charge. This will also allow us to make your space available for someone else.
Register here for a Saturday Class.
Register here for the two week series
Register here for the Breastfeeding Multiples Class (Breastfeeding Basics is a prerequisite for registration)
Women and their partners are encouraged to attend this free one-night class during the first half of their pregnancy. An experienced member of the UPMC Pinnacle Parent/Child Education team will discuss these pregnancy related topics; common physical and emotional changes, wellness, the importance of prenatal care, how to navigate UPMC Pinnacle services, and so much more!
Registration fee: None (registration required)
Register here for the Early Pregnancy Class
This single evening virtual class focuses on the experience of the grandparent. New trends in medical practices and current recommendations for infant care and safety will be discussed. Suggestions on how grandparents can support the new family and play a valuable role in the lives of their grandchildren will be shared.
Registration fee: $10/person
Register here for the Grandparents Class
Having a baby is a life-changing experience that can seem overwhelming at times. Even if you have older children, you may find that you have questions or concerns about parenting or need a place where you can talk with other parents who are having similar experiences.
New Mom Network is for new mothers and their babies aged zero to eighteen months, meets virtually from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM every Monday and Thursday. To register contact Betsy Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org
This virtual class is for UPMC Harrisburg patients.
The Ready and Waiting class is recommended around the 34 – 36 weeks of your pregnancy. The virtual class is taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator and will take you on a virtual tour of the new Women and Babies Center at Hollinger Tower at UPMC Harrisburg. The class will review parking, what to pack, overview of each unit, and other resources available.
Registration fee: None (registration is required)
Register here for the Ready and Waiting Class.
UPMC Harrisburg offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage.
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This education powered by YoMingo is available on any device with an internet connection, or as a mobile app called myYoMingo.
Register for the program and follow the instructions. Once you have registered, you will receive an email invitation where you can create a unique password and login.
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Disclaimer: The information in YoMingo; is NOT intended to take the place of a healthcare provider or any information that your healthcare provider has discussed with you about your own personal health. It is imperative and advised that you find care and work with your healthcare provider to keep yourself healthy and safe. Always call your healthcare provider with any questions you may have. By creating an account in YoMingo, you have verified that you have read and agree to this disclaimer.
UPMC in Central Pa. now offers virtual support groups on Facebook! This convenient option offers members the latest information about tobacco use addiction, complications of use, benefits of quitting, treatment options, and access to other supportive resources. Moderated by our team of tobacco treatment specialists, our support groups are a place where current and former tobacco users come together to share ideas, discuss topics, and tell their stories. Interactive features include videos, posts, activities, and active discussions about the quitting process and staying quit. Join us and connect with other members who understand what you are going through. Signing up is quick, easy and free &; and you can join us whenever you're ready!
For more information and to register, call 717-849-5463.
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