Our Services

Birthing Center

Programs & Classes

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Weekend Childbirth Preparation Class

A one–day weekend class covering the third trimester of pregnancy, labor, comfort techniques, medical procedures, newborns, and postpartum expectations. Includes a tour of the Birthing Center.

Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Main Lobby Conference Room. $55 per couple.

When: Jan. 18 / March 15 / May 10 / July 19 / Sept. 13 / Nov. 8
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

There is a $55 fee for this program and registration is required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


 

Weeknight Childbirth Preparation Class

A four-week series featuring the same information as the weekend class.

Wednesday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Main Lobby Conference Room. $55 per couple.

When: March 5, 12, 19, 26 / May 7, 14, 21, 28 / July 9, 16, 23, 30 / Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

There is a $55 fee for this program and registration is required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


Teen Childbirth and Infant Care

A two-session class to prepare adolescents for childbirth and infant care. Session one focuses on preparation for labor and delivery.

Wednesday, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.in the Birthing Center Conference Room.

When: Jan. 15 / April 23 / Sept. 17
Where: Backus Hospital Birthing Center conference room

There is a $10 fee for this program and registration is required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


Nurturing your Newborn – An Infant Care Class

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This class features instruction about newborn behavior, tests and procedures done in the hospital, and how to care for your baby at home. Topics include: safe sleep, swaddling, bathing, feed- ing, newborn appearance and expected behaviors, and guidelines for when it’s time to call the doctor.

Thursday, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in main lobby conference room.

When: Jan. 16 / Feb. 13 / March 20 / April 24 / May 22 / June 12 / July 24 / Aug. 14 / Sept. 18 / Oct. 23 / Dec. 11
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

Free – registration required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


Breastfeeding Preparation

For the expectant woman and her support person – Learn breastfeeding tips for success!

Thursday, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in main lobby conference room

When: Jan. 9 / Feb. 6 / March 6 / April 3 / May 1 / June 5 / July 10 / Aug. 7 / Sept. 11 / Oct. 2 / Dec. 4
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

Free – registration required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


Prepare for your Scheduled Cesarean Section

Learn what to expect before, during, and after your c-section. Decrease discomfort and take care of your newborn while recovering from surgery.

Wednesday, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Birthing Center conference room.

When: April 16 / Nov. 19
Where: Birthing Center conference room

Free – registration required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


Doctor Dad Series

A four-week series designed for the expectant or new father. Learn steps to prepare yourself and your home for the new baby. Includes information on the well child, sick child, injured child, and safe child.

Tuesdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m

When: March 4, 11, 18, 25 / May 6, 13, 20, 27
Where: Backus conference room E260

Free – registration required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


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Sibling Class

This one-hour class helps big brothers and sisters, age 3-6, prepare for the new addition. Session includes a tour of the Birthing Center and practice caring for a new baby, so bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal.

Tuesday at 10 a.m.

When: Feb. 18 / April 8 / June 17 / Aug. 12 / Oct. 21 / Dec. 2
Where: Backus Birthing Center conference room

Free – registration required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


Expectant Grandparent Seminar

Designed to bring expectant grandparents up-to- date with current information about pregnancy and childbirth, breast and bottle feeding, home safety for babies and toddlers, variations in the newborn and baby care. Includes discussion of grandparents’ role today.

Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m.

When: Feb. 26 / June 4 / Oct. 15
Where: Backus Birthing Center conference room

Free – registration required.

Contact: (860) 425-3863 or email [email protected]


 

Prenatal Yoga Class

Feel better during pregnancy. All the aches and pains that are normal for many pregnant women can be improved with gentle stretching, movement and strengthening. Find out how you can relieve or reduce low back pain, tight muscles, aching neck and shoulders, swelling and cramping in your legs or ankles, sciatic pain. Learn ways to relax quickly and easily: Better labor for you, better for your baby. Take a break with other moms, focus on yourself and enjoy a feeling of peace and calm.

$15 for a single class or $78 for six classes.

When: Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: All Hearts Center, 12 Case Street, Suite 208, Norwich

Registration is required.

Please call ahead or email to reserve your space: (860) 887-3388 | [email protected] www.AHHyoga.com


 

Birthing Center Tours

We will give you a short tour of the Birthing Center so that you can familiarize yourself with our Unit. This is the same tour given during Childbirth Preparation Class and Open House.

Thursday at 3 p.m

When: Jan. 23 / May 15 / Sept. 25
Where: Backus Birthing Center


 

Parents-to-be Open House

An informational evening designed to give an overview of the Backus Birthing experience and our staff. Tour of Birthing Center included.

Monday from 6 – 8 p.m

When: March 10 / July 14 / Nov. 10
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

Free – registration required.