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.

$55 per couple
Pre-registration required
Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Backus Main Lobby Conference Room.

When: Jan. 30 / March 26 / May 21 / July 30 / September 24 / November 19
Where: Backus Main Lobby Conference Room

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


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 5 – 8 p.m. in the Backus Birthing Center Conference Room.

When: February 3 / June 1 / October 26
Where: Backus Hospital Birthing Center conference room

Session two is “Nuturing your Newborn” – instruction about newborn behavior and care.

Thursday  from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Backus Main Lobby Conference Room

When: February 4 / June 2 / October 27
Where: Backus Hospital Birthing Center Conference Room

Free to teens. Pre-registration is required.

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


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, feeding, newborn appearance and expected behaviors, and guidelines for when it’s time to call the doctor.

Thursday, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Backus Main Lobby Conference Room.

When: February 4 / March 10 / April 7 / May 5 / June 2 / August 4 / September 8 / October 27 / November 10/ December 8
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

Free – pre-registration required.

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


Breastfeeding Preparation

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

Thursday, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Backus Main Lobby Conference Room.

When: Jan. 21 / Feb. 18 / March 17 / May 19 / June 16 / July 21 / Aug.11 / Sept. 15 / Oct. 20 /November 17/  Dec. 15
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

Free – pre-registration required.

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


Breastfeeding Preparation at Windham Hospital

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

Thursday, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Windham Birthing Center.

When: Sunday @ 4pm: January 10,  February 7,  April 3,  May 1,  July 10,  August 7, October 16,  November 13
Monday @ 9:30am: March 21, September 19, December 19
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

Free – pre-registration required.

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


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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.

Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Birthing Center Conference Room.

When: February 6 / April 2 / June 11 / August 6 / October 1 / December 10
Where: Backus Birthing Center conference room

Free – registration required.

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


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. This class is for Grandparents only!

Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Birthing Center Conference Room.

When: February 10 / June 22 / October 5
Where: Backus Birthing Center conference room

Free – pre-registration required.

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


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.

Monday at 6 p.m

When: January 25/  May 16 / September 12
Where: Backus Birthing Center

Free pre-registration required

To register: (860) 892 – 6900


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. in the main lobby conference room.

When: March 7 / July 18 / November 7
Where: Backus main lobby conference room

Free – pre-registration required.

To register: (860) 892 – 6900