WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital Childbirth & Family Education

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Maternity Center Tour

Take a free 30-minute tour of the labor & delivery and maternity facilities at Gettysburg Hospital. This tour is for adults only and is offered several times a month. To schedule a tour by itself, call (717) 337-4184.

$70 per couple
Prepared Childbirth Series

Stages of labor, comfort measures, relaxation and breathing techniques, labor interventions, cesarean delivery, anesthesia options and postpartum adjustments will all be covered. This series includes:
  • Four-week childbirth education class
  • Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Tour of Gettysburg Hospital Maternity Center

$60 per couple
Condensed Childbirth Class

This five-hour class provides information on the stages of labor, comfort measures, labor interventions, cesarean sections and anesthesia options. Relaxation and breathing techniques will be covered briefly, and participants will also take a tour of the Gettysburg Hospital Maternity Center. This class is offered one weekend a month, every other month.

$15 per couple
Refresher Class

We offer a variety of class options for "experienced" expectant mothers and their support people to brush up on all things pregnancy and labor related. Your refresher program can be customized to meet your specific learning needs. We will contact you upon your registration to help create your customized class plan.

$15 per couple
Planned Cesarean Section Class

Designed for parents experiencing a planned cesarean, this class will cover information on pre-operative routine, anesthesia, operative procedure and recovery at the hospital and at home.

$40 per couple
Planned Cesarean Series

This series has been created to meet the needs of parents who will be experiencing a planned cesarean. It includes:
  • Planned Cesarean Class (description above)
  • Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding

CPR for Family and Friends

Designed for the general public, this course includes adult, child and infant CPR and choking management. There is an optional First Aid for Children module which includes first aid training for medical, injury, and environmental emergencies. The class is approximately two hours in length. The course is physically demanding. Please consult your physician prior to attending. A $10 reservation fee is required to hold your space, but will be refunded at the class. Call (717) 337-4181 for more details.

$20 per couple

Learn the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby along with techniques and positions to help you prepare for a positive breastfeeding experience. This class is included in the Prepared Childbirth Series or can be taken individually.

$25 per couple
Baby Care

Learn the ins and outs of baby care including feeding, safe sleep, cord care and bathing. Participants will get hands-on experience in diapering and swaddling and learn about the day-to-day care of the newborn. Participants are asked to bring a stuffed animal/doll, diaper and blanket.
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