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Childbirth Education

Family Education and Support

Birth is a natural part of life, but the experience can sometimes make new and expecting parents feel unprepared or overwhelmed.

The Family Education/Support Department of Lee Health offers personalized and family centered care to prepare parents for the birth of a child.

Mother-infant bonding is a vital part of the birth experience, and we strongly encourage breastfeeding. Our board-certified lactation consultants and certified breastfeeding counselors are available at two locations:

  • Cape Coral Hospital
  • HealthPark Medical Center

Classes should be finished 3-4 weeks before your due date.

Childbirth Preparation

Understand the birthing process, choices in obstetrics, birthing fundamentals, breathing, relaxation, Cesarean preparation, breastfeeding fundamentals, and mother/baby care.

Lee Health offers two different childbirth preparation education programs, taught by nationally certified nurses.

YoMingo Pregnancy and Parenting Course

Are you expecting? Lee Health offers education through YoMingo, a program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

YoMingo gives you access to:

  • Evidence-based education on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care
  • Information specific to your arrival and stay at Cape Coral Hospital or HealthPark Medical Center
  • Community health resources
  • List of available classes and support groups
  • Pregnancy milestones
  • Kick counter
  • Contraction timer
  • Feeding log
  • Personal journal

To sign up for this education powered by YoMingo, please click here.

  • Once you have clicked the link, you will be asked to answer a few questions, then click “Submit”.
  • You will receive an email invitation to log into YoMingo that contains a link, your user name, and your temporary password. You will be required to create a new password upon the first login.
  • Once you have logged in the first time, you can access YoMingo on any device that has an internet connection, or you may also download the free “MyYoMingo” app from the Droid or iPhone play app store on your device, then log into the app using the same user name and password.
  • If you ever forget your password, just go to the login page on your web browser, myyomingo.com, or open up your app, and click “Forgot password” and then you can re-set it.
  • This is available on any device and comes in multiple languages.

Already registered? Log in to YoMingo Pregnancy and Parenting Course.

For any questions or concerns, please contact 239-343-5271 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Disclaimer: The information in YoMingo is NOT intended to take the place of a healthcare provider or any information that your healthcare provider has discussed with you about your own personal health and the health of your baby. It is imperative and advised that you find prenatal care and work with your healthcare provider throughout your pregnancy to keep yourself and your baby happy, healthy, and safe. Always call your healthcare provider with any question you may have about your pregnancy and baby. By creating an account in YoMingo, you have verified that you have read and agree to this disclaimer.

Traditional Childbirth Preparation Class. 

This class will provide five hours of traditional classroom instruction and a tour of the birthing facilities at HealthPark Medical Center. The class will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The cost of the childbirth preparation classes are $60 per couple.

To view class dates and register online click here or for more information, please call 239-343-5271 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

You are encouraged to complete your classes within 3-4 weeks before your due date.

Baby Care & Car Seat Safety

This is a private session and is perfect for expecting first-time parents and/or grandparents. The cost is $25 for the expecting parents and a support person. Learn the basics of infant care and ways to prevent injuries occurring in children, including car seat safety.

To register, please call 239-343-5101 for Lee County or 239-254-5960 for Collier County.

Pediatric CPR & First Aid

This certification course teaches individuals to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers first aid as well as infant and child CPR.

This course is intended for parents, grandparents, child-care providers, and/or anyone else who regularly comes in contact with children. After successful completion of this course, you will receive an American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Classes take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on select Saturdays throughout the year. The cost is $60 per student.  This class is non-refundable, but to re-schedule call 239-343-5101 for Lee County or 239-254-5960 for Collier County. 

Safe Sitter® Courses

Safe Sitter® teaches adolescent baby sitters how to handle problems, how to keep their charges secure and how to nurture and guide a young child. In short, Safe Sitter® babysitters help children stay safe and sound while their parents are away.

This is a medically oriented instruction course that teaches boys and girls in grades 6-8 techniques for safe babysitting. Rescue breathing, choking, safety and first aid for the infant and child are a few of the many topics covered. The cost of the class is $50 per student. To view class dates and register online click here or email safe.sitter@leehealth.org. For more information or to reschedule call 239-343-5101 for Lee County or 239-254-5960 for Collier County.