The following classes are offered at Chicks & Hens, 3150 Erie Blvd. East, Syracuse.
Childbirth preparation: This four session (2.5 hours 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: Our one-session class (2.5 hours) is tailored to mothers and fathers who plan to breastfeed their babies and/or those who are uncertain about that choice and want more information. The physiology of breastfeeding as well as practical how-to's will be discussed. Partners are encouraged to attend.
Baby care: A one-session class (2.5 hours) is offered to help prepare new parents and other caregivers (grandparents) for life with baby at home. Includes newborn care, signs of illness, choosing a pediatrician and safety.
Pediatric first aid and CPR: This 2.5 hour class offers general instructions on pediatric emergencies, allergic reactions, bleeding, seizures, injuries, broken bones, bites and stings, poisoning and safety issues. CPR covers infant and child resuscitation and choking. Recommended for parents, family members and caregivers. Please note that this is not a certifying course.