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:
Classes should be finished 3-4 weeks before your due date.
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:
To sign up for this education powered by YoMingo, please click here.
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.
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.
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® 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 email@example.com. For more information or to reschedule call 239-343-5101 for Lee County or 239-254-5960 for Collier County.