Education is the key to success and confidence when it comes to making decisions for your family. GBMC's Parent Education offers a full-range of classes and services to help prepare every family for their newest addition. From birth to postpartum doula services to pregnancy yoga, there's something that fits every new parents' needs. Click here to register for upcoming classes.
Parent Connection Store
GBMC's Parent Connection Store offers a variety of essentials for your newborn, and has a wide selection of breast pumps, rentals, and accessories. The store is located on the second floor of the main hospital.
Mommy Matters for new mothers and babies two weeks to eight weeks. This is a six week support group that meets Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Physicians Pavilion East Conference Center.
Lactation support at GBMC offers nursing mothers advice and support specifically on breast feeding newborns. Trained lactation consultants are available for private appointments to address concerns about every aspect of breast feeding.
To set up an appointment with a lactation consultant, call 443-849-2229. If you have an immediate concern, call the WARMLINE at 443-849-3428 and leave a message. A consultant will get back to you as soon as possible.
GBMC also offers a wide variety of breast pump rentals and sales. Pumps can be purchased or rented through the Parent Connection Store. Additional retail items are available including 11 different styles of nursing bars, pump replacement parts, nursing covers and diaper bags.
If you are looking to achieve a non-medicated birth this is the right class for you! This childbirth education class has a strong emphasis on relaxation and labor positioning. Phases and stages of labor, coping techniques, breathing patterns and partner support will all be discussed and practiced. This class requires physical mobility for both partners, so come prepared for a little activity on a birth ball!!
We recommend this class to be taken as soon as a pregnancy has been confirmed and as late as your 20th week of pregnancy. Sessions include physical changes and discomforts of pregnancy, wellness and nutrition, fetal testing and results, warning sign of pre term labor, what to expect in labor and delivery, the role of your partner , doula support and postpartum recovery adjustments. Wow!! What a great way to prepare yourself for the upcoming months.
This weekend format of the Childbirth Education class allows couples to complete their labor and delivery education in one day. Great class for parents with a busy work schedule or for those who just like to get it done. Content includes phases and stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, positioning for comfort, the role of your partner/doula support, and medication options. A tour of the obstetrical area is included.