2017 Schedule

MOMM's Place Classes and Support

MOMM's Place holds a variety of childbirth and parenting classes, which are held at the Medical Office Building next to Manatee Memorial Hospital – MOMM's Place, 250 Second St. East, Suite 3F. Registration is required. Class sizes are limited. Class dates and prices are listed below and are subject to change. Please call 941-745-6925 to register. A discount package is available.

Prepared Childbirth

Giving birth can be a physical, emotional and life-changing event. You'll learn how to deal with the discomforts of pregnancy and how to best prepare for the physical and emotional challenges of childbirth during this four-week class for mothers and their partners. We'll also discuss current infant care practices and give a tour of the Family BirthPlace at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Dates: Four classes, Mondays or Wednesdays.

Cost: $70

Mondays:

  • January 9 - 30, 2017
  • March 6 - 27, 2017
  • May 1 - 22, 2017

Wednesdays:

  • January 4 - 25, 2017
  • February 1 - 22, 2017
  • March 1 - 22, 2017
  • April 5 - 26, 2017
  • May 3 - 24, 2017
  • June 7 - 28, 2017

Your Amazing Newborn

You'll learn about characteristics of newborn babies and recommended care for your infant in this class. We'll also explore emotional changes and challenges that new parents face.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Date: One Tuesday class

Cost: $15

  • January 17, 2017
  • February 21, 2017
  • March 21, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 20, 2017

Introduction to Breastfeeding

We'll discuss benefits and preparation for breastfeeding your newborn in this class. New moms are encouraged to invite their partners to attend this class.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Date: One Tuesday class

Cost: $15

  • February 7, 2017
  • March 7, 2017
  • April 4, 2017
  • May 2, 2017
  • June 6, 2017

Keeping Baby Safe

This class is an introduction to infant CPR, car seat safety and what to do in common emergencies.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Date: One Tuesday class

Cost: $15

  • January 17, 2017
  • February 14, 2017
  • March 21, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 20, 2017

Lowdown on Labor

A brief overview of the labor process is provided in this class, including the mechanics of labor and pain management. We'll also discuss when to come to the hospital and what to expect when you arrive. Birth certificates, visitation hours and discharge teaching will be addressed.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Date: One Saturday class

Cost: $50

  • February 11, 2017
  • April 8, 2017
  • June 10, 2017

Safety Saves Lives

Manatee Memorial Hospital and the Mark Wandall Foundation sponsor FREE monthly car seat checkups. Your child's car seat will be inspected by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Call MOMM's Place at 941-745-6925 for dates and to schedule an appointment.

Support Group: Infant and Mom Group

Want to meet other new mothers? Need a shoulder to cry on? Interested in activities that involve you and your children? Then this group is for you. Most of our mothers join us weekly to share lunch, stories, and life's little experiences. It's a great time to get out of the house with the little ones. "Infant and Mom Group" meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at MOMM's Place. Please bring a bag lunch. Call 941-745-6925 for more information.