The following classes are offered at Chicks & Hens, 3150 Erie Blvd. East, Syracuse.
Childbirth Preparation: This 4 session (2.5 hrs each) course is designed to prepare you for the birth experience. Topics include breathing techniques, relaxation, pain management, Cesarean birth and the birth process. You are encouraged to schedule a tour of the Kienzle Family Maternity Center as that is not included.
Breastfeeding: This one session class (2.5 hrs) is tailored to mothers who plan to breastfeed their babies and/or those who are uncertain about that choice and want to learn more. The physiology of breastfeeding, as well as the practical how‑to’s will
be discussed. Partner is encouraged to attend.
Baby Care: This one-session class (2.5 hrs) is offered to help prepare new parents and other caregivers (grandparents) for life with baby at home. Includes newborn care, signs/symptoms of illness, choosing a pediatrician and safety.
Pediatric First Aid and CPR: This 2.5 hr class offers general instruction on medical emergencies, injuries and environmental emergencies as well as prevention of injuries for children birth to 18 years. Recommended for parents, family members and caregivers. Please note that this is not a certifying course.