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Childbirth/Parenting Classes

Gift of Life offers Childbirth/Parenting classes at no cost to any Maternity Care Program enrollee living in Montgomery and the surrounding areas.

There are two class options. One is a 5 week session held on Tuesday evenings on certain scheduled dates from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at the Montgomery Cardiovascular Institute Building located at 2119 East South Boulevard. The other class is held on certain scheduled Saturdays from 8:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. Patients can enroll in these classes through their Care Coordinator or by calling the Gift of Life office at 272-1820.

Coosa Valley Medical Center (Talladega County), Russell Medical Center (Tallapoosa County), and Citizens Baptist Medical Center (Talladega County) all offer Childbirth Classes for maternity patients in their area.

The classes at Coosa Valley Medical Center are presented by Women's Services at Coosa Valley Medical Center, Sylacauga Family Health Center, and Sylacauga Obstetrics and Gynecology. The class is held once a month. The class is a three hour session. The presentation is conducted by a Women's Services nurse. There are also guest speakers, refreshments, door prizes, and a tour of the Labor and Delivery unit. Classes are free. To register call Labor and Delivery at (256) 401-4113.

Russell Medical Center offers childbirth classes on certain scheduled Tuesday nights from 6-8 p.m. The session consists of 5 consecutive Tuesday night classes. These classes are covered by Medicaid. The hospital also offers classes for a fee on breastfeeding, infant and child basic life support, and newborn care. For more information on these classes or to register, contact Sandra Patten, RN, Community Relations Coordinator at (256) 329-7145 or by email at spatten@russellmedcenter.com.

Childbirth classes at Citizens Baptist Medical Center meet on Monday nights from 6-8 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the hospital. These classes are free. To register, call (256) 761-4595 and leave your name, phone number, and due date on the voice mail.

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The Gift of Life Maternity Care Program offers the following services to pregnant women and their babies enrolled in the program:

  • Prenatal Care and Education
  • Care Coordination
  • Prenatal and Delivery Classes
  • Social Service Referrals
  • Parenting Education & Classes
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • WIC Referral
  • Newborn Care and Health Education
  • Patient 1st Information
  • Postpartum Care
  • Family Planning
  • Postnatal Education
 
 
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