88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
Morton Hospital’s Parent and Family Education Program invites you to
participate in our classes, which are designed to help today’s families
meet the challenges of parenting. Our programs are family-oriented and
focus on the changes impacting all family members.
Class sizes are limited to ensure individualized attention, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 508-828-7777.
View our full list of education activities and register online.
Preparation for Childbirth
The five-week Preparation for Childbirth class focuses on preparing you for labor and delivery. The more knowledgeable you are about the birth process, the more rewarding you are likely to find the experience. As you progress through the prepared childbirth classes, you will have an opportunity to actively plan your labor and delivery as you learn about the birth options available to you.
Prepared childbirth classes include a range of topics, such as: diet, exercise, prenatal care, relaxation and breathing techniques, the stages of labor and newborn care. You will also have an opportunity to tour the Obstetrics Unit. Classroom teaching consists of films, demonstrations and discussions.
Cost: $50 | $80 (Private classes)
Weekend Childbirth Classes
This class includes a range of topics, including diet, exercise, prenatal care, relaxation and breathing techniques, the stages of labor, and newborn care. This is a two-week class. Coaches and support persons are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket and pillow.
Ready for Delivery
A workshop designed for parents who are limited in their time, or who have had a previous birth and are looking for a review course. This three-week series will offer information on labor and delivery; breathing and pain management, as well as information on the last trimester, including the birth process.
Big Brother/Big Sister
The arrival of a new baby in the family can bring on a number of reactions from brothers and sisters. This class, designed for children ages three through 10, helps children prepare for the changes the new baby will bring and helps them to understand that having a new baby doesn’t mean less love to go around.
The class includes a visit to the nursery and other activities designed to make big brothers and sisters feel like the very important persons they are.
This two-hour class is designed for new parents to answer questions and concerns regarding the care of a newborn. Discussions include basic newborn care, family adjustment, common problems in the newborn period and when to call the pediatrician.
Babysitter Training Course
The Babysitter Training Course is designed for potential babysitters ages 11 to 15. The class covers such topics as verbal contracts, child development, home safety, accident prevention, managing mealtimes and bedtimes, and discipline. The class consists of two sessions, each lasting approximately three hours. A certificate is awarded on completion of the course.
Parent and Family Education Program