Parent / Family Education Programs
The Parent/Family Education Program of St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals can provide you with the help you need to decide where and how to give birth, and how to find a physician or midwife. Ideally, your preparation for a pregnancy will begin a full year before you conceive, with a special emphasis on nutrition and health care. A list of classes is shown below.
The program can be reached at 212-523-6222. To register for a class, leave a message and a staff member will call you back. For advice and referrals, ask to speak to Jo Leonard, RN, MA, FACCE.
|Choices in Childbirth|
|Enriched Lamaze, Film, Reunion|
|Marvelous Multiples Lamaze|
|Prepared Parenthood Film and Discussion|
|Introduction to the Birthing Center|
|Early Discharge from the Birthing Center|
|Baby Care/Feeding/Infant CPR|
|Japanese Baby Care/Feeding|
|Infant CPR: Birth to 12 Months|
|Infant/Child CPR: Birth to 8 Years|
|Child CPR and First Aid: One to 8 Years|
|Pets and Babies|
|Breastfeeding for Multiples|
|Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) Refresher|
|Sibling Preparation: Ages 3 to 6 Years|
|Sibling Preparation: Ages 7 to 12 Years|
|Mommy and Me Yoga|
|New Parent Breastfeeding Support Group|
|Parenting of Toddlers|
|Mother-Daughter Workshop: Getting Your Period|
|Maternity Tours ONLY: Call 212-523-6091|
|Giving Birth With Us|
|Roosevelt's OB Suite|
|Exploring Your Choices|
New Parent Breastfeeding Support Group
If you or someone you know is a new parent, this group is here to support you with breastfeeding. The New Parent Breastfeeding Support Group provides support, encouragement and guidance for breastfeeding mothers and new parents. Discussion topics include growth and development, feeding issues, self-esteem as a parent, time management, and other areas of concern. Group is facilitated by a registered nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Providers Who Attend Births in Roosevelt’s Birthing Center
Roosevelt Hospital’s Birthing Center is a patient option in low-risk deliveries. In the Birthing Center, you can approximate the freedom of a home birth, while knowing that you are only a floor away from our Labor and Delivery Suite, with the latest equipment and the most highly trained maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
To access a directory with web bios of all the midwives who support labor and birth in Roosevelt's special Birthing Center, as a patient option in low-risk deliveries, please click here.