7 Ways to Prep for Baby in South Florida

Don’t just get bigger. Get smarter! Get ready for baby with one of these cool, local classes.

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Childbirth education

Get a primer in the stages of labor and comfort measures, positions and breathing techniques you’re want to use. Find out your different birth options and what happens if there are interventions during childbirth. You’ll rest easier knowing you learned and practice all the basics.
Take it at Baptist Hospital, $100 for four-session class, $140 for two-session class, (786) 596-8748

Cesarean childbirth

If you know you’re having a c-section, this is the class for you. You’ll get details on what really happens during the surgery, including how the anesthesia works, plus advice on recovering after the birth.
Take it at Childbirth Miami, $100 for a private class, (305) 245-2010

Breastfeeding prep

Getting the knack of breastfeeding can be much easier if you already know the basics. This class covers common myths about breastfeeding, plus how to prevent problems and issues so you and baby can just focus on feeding. You’ll be glad to know the facts before you try.
Take it at Amazing Births & Beyond, $35 per couple, (561) 988-5351

Twins and other multiples

If you’re carrying more than one baby, you’ll want to take this class. You’ll learn strategies for carrying your babies as close to term as possible and get all the details on how to delivery more than one healthy baby.
Take it at Childbirth Miami, $150 for a private class, (305) 245-2010

Infant care

Get information on making the transition into parenthood with this crash course. You’ll get how-tos on bathing, diapering and dressing.
Take it at Memorial Hospital Miramar, $20 per couple, (954) 538-5180

Dad workshop

This class isn’t for you, but it can certainly help you out. Your partner can do a Boot Camp for New Dads, where he’ll learn how to handle his new role as dad, get baby-care and boding basics and find out the best ways to help you out as you recover.
Take it at St. Mary’s Medical Center, $20 per person, (561) 882-9100

Becoming a sibling

Kids ages three to eight chat openly about what it will be like to become a big brother or sister, learn what will change when the baby arrives and visit newborns in the nursery.
Take it at Memorial Regional Hospital, $20 per family, (954) 265-5930

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