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Prenatal Class Schedule

woman holding baby.jpgUMMC Women's Care offers five different prenatal classes. All class are FREE. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call (601) 984.BABY (2229). Click here to register online.

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Lamaze
  • Newborn care
  • Infant CPR
  • Breastfeeding

Childbirth Preparation

Learn about and prepare for labor and birth. Topics include labor and delivery, pain management, infant feeding, and postpartum care.

Classes are conducted from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays (dates below) in Wiser Hospital, Room W020.

  • Jan. 17, 2019
  • April 11, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • June 6, 2019
  • Sept. 19, 2019
  • Oct. 17, 2019
  • Dec. 12, 2019
Classes are conducted from 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays (dates below) in Wiser Hospital, Room W020.
  • March 9, 2019
  • July 20, 2019
  • Nov. 9, 2019

Lamaze

Lamaze, taught by certified Lamaze instructors, provides a more extensive look at pregnancy and birth. Classes also cover car seat safety, safe sleep, and safe prenatal exercise tips. Classes are held four consecutive weeks.

Classes are conducted from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays (dates below) in Wiser Hospital, Room W020.

  • Feb. 5-26, 2019
  • Aug. 6-27, 2019

Newborn Care/Infant CPR

This class is designed to give new parents confidence to care for a new baby. CPR Anytime® teaches correct CPR for infants. Basic infant care, normal newborn characteristics and behaviors, and common parental concerns are also covered.

Classes are conducted from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays (dates below) in Wiser Hospital, Room W020.

  • Jan. 24, 2019
  • July 11, 2019
Classes are conducted from 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays (dates below) in Wiser Hospital, Room W020.
  • April 6, 2019
  • Oct. 12, 2019

Breastfeeding

This class is for mothers planning to breastfeed and those considering it. The class covers the advantages of breastfeeding for mother and baby, tips for a successful breastfeeding experience, breastfeeding techniques, and pumping and storing milk. There is also a time for discussion of common concerns of breastfeeding parents.

Classes are conducted from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays (dates below) in Wiser Hospital, Room W020.

  • Feb. 6, 2019
  • April 3, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • Aug. 7, 2019
  • Sept. 4, 2019
  • Oct. 2, 2019
  • Dec. 4, 2019
Classes are conducted from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays (dates below) in Wiser Hospital, Room W020.
  • March 9, 2019
  • July 20, 2019
  • Nov. 9, 2019

Breastfeeding Support Group

A monthly breastfeeding support group is also available for mothers. The group meets at 10-11 a.m. on third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in Wiser Hospital room W548. Registration is not required. For more information, call (601) 984-BABY (2229).

Wiser Hospital tours

The more familiar you are with your surroundings, the less intimidating labor will be. Find out where to enter the hospital when you arrive, where to park, and where to check in. View a typical combination labor and birth room and a postpartum room. Hospital tours are also a part of our Childbirth Preparation and Lamaze classes.

Tours begin at noon (dates below). Meet in the Wiser lobby.

  • Jan. 9, 2019
  • March 6, 2019
  • May 8, 2019
  • July 10, 2019
  • Sept. 11, 2019
  • Nov. 6, 2019

Wiser Hospital for Women & Infants

  • Address: 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216
  • Nearest parking: Garage B
  • Directions: From North State Street, turn onto campus from the stoplight at University Drive (across from Back Yard Burgers). Turn right. At the stop sign, turn left to continue on University Drive. Parking Garage B is on the right.
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Designated 2017-22

Baby Friendly USA, Inc. has designated the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a Baby-Friendly birth facility.