Providing support to parents-to-be, as well as help to prepare for birth and life with a newborn.READ MORE
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Classes & Programs
Having a baby is a big step, and can sometimes be overwhelming. To provide support to parents-to-be, as well as help to prepare for birth and life with a newborn, EAMC offers a variety of helpful classes and shares information about other education opportunities.
Classes and Programs
This is a targeted class teaching the basics of breastfeeding a baby and designed for expectant mothers who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding. Class includes information about techniques and methods, storing milk, and hints for working mothers. The class is taught by Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s)
The Lactation Resource Center - 3rd Floor of East Alabama Medical Center
This group provides a comfortable place for breastfeeding mothers to share ideas as well as seek emotional support. An infant weight scale is available at each session for mothers who wish to track their baby’s weight gain.
When: Meets each Thursday
Time: noon – 2 p.m.; may drop in anytime and you may bring your lunch.
***No registration required
3rd Floor Dayroom - East Alabama Medical Center
Area childbirth classes
(The following education providers are not affiliated with East Alabama Medical Center. East Alabama Medical Center has listed these for information only, and does not necessarily endorse the content or quality of the services offered by these providers.)
East Alabama Women’s Clinic
Childbirth classes (open to all expecting parents)
When: Saturday (one day class) from 9 am – 5 pm (call for dates class is offered)
For class dates or to register, call Jenny Corley, RN, at (334) 749-0390.
The Birth Village Class Comprehensive Preparation for Birth and Baby
The Alabama Medicaid Maternity Care Program is designed to ensure that every Medicaid-eligible pregnant woman has access to medical care, with the goal of lowering Alabama’s infant mortality rate and improving maternal and infant health.
The Small Wonders Program of Maternity Services of District 11, LLC coordinates the service delivery system for recipients who reside in Barbour, Chambers, Lee, Macon, and Russell Counties.
Recipients must enroll in the Small Wonders Program and receive care from a provider in our network for Medicaid to cover services and care received during pregnancy, delivery, and the post-partum period.
The Small Wonders Program can be contacted through our toll free number 1-877-503-2259 or (334) 528-6830.
Come spend an hour with us and learn about what you can expect when delivering in a baby-friendly environment. We will discuss such things as where and when to go to the hospital, creating that special mother-infant bond through Skin-to-Skin time, "Quiet Time", and visitation hours during your stay with us. We will continue our journey with a tour of the Childbirth Unit and complete our walk on Mother-Baby Unit. During the tour we will share with you what to expect at each stage of this wonderful experience.
So put your walking shoes on and let’s go!
We’ve tried to include the most commonly asked questions – and the answers – in this section. Feel free to contact us if you still have questions!
If you do not feel you can walk to Labor and Delivery, which is located on the 3rd floor, please ask for a wheelchair. Please ask for immediate assistance if your water has broken, you are in severe pain or you have heavy bleeding.
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We have Quiet Time from 2-4 p.m. in order to give new families a rest period before the evening hours. Visiting is limited during this time.
We tried to include information about every facet of pregnancy and childbirth at EAMC on our web site, but if you still have questions, please feel free to contact us and we will respond within 48 hours.