Prepared Parenting – Caring for Your New Baby

Parenting is a full time job! Here to prepare you for this amazing task are a series of classes to go over the basics and improve safety in the first year and beyond. We have Car Seat Safety, BabyTalk (newborn basics), CPR classes for parents, and even parenting classes through EPIC Parenting.

Baby Talk

This enjoyable class helps make those first few weeks less stressful! We discuss care of your newborn, health concerns to watch for, and challenges all new parents face. There is plenty of both discussion time and practice time with our lifelike dolls.

Cost is $20 per Mom and one guest.

Total class time: 2 hours.

Ready, Set, Parent! (by EPIC)

EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) will provide positive parenting preparation for pregnant and new parents. In this session you will learn about the three “Terrific T’s” of parenting: Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent; Tuning Into Your Baby’s Needs; and Teachable Tips for Early Brain Development.

This class is free, but registration is required. Please call (716) 332-4127 to register.

Infant and Child CPR/First Aid

This class covers what to do in emergencies. Choking, drowning, CPR, use of an AED, and a first aid summary are included. This knowledge can save your child’s life in an emergency!

Please fill out a separate registration form for each person taking this class.

Cost is $25 per Mom and one guest.

Total class time: 2 hours.

Car Seat Safety

Proper car seat use saves lives!

Many parents are shocked to find out that car seats are usually used incorrectly. We will have both a class portion and a one-on-one car seat fitting with a certified Child Passenger Safety Tech. If you have a car seat, please bring your seat so you can learn how to use it most effectively.

Total class time: 2 hours.

This class is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help other children in need of safe seats!

Hospital Tours

Tours are available for all expectant parents. If you are not attending a class where a tour is already included, please call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205 to sign up for a tour. Space is limited, so please call at least a month before your due date!

NICU Tour with Q&A for Higher Risk Moms and Babies

If you have been told you are at a higher risk for early delivery or if you have serious medical concerns during your pregnancy,spending an afternoon with us can greatly decrease your concerns or anxiety. Come tour the NICU, get questions answered, and find out what to expect if you deliver early.

Cost is $20 per Mom and one guest.

Total class time: 2 hours.

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Health Insurance Coverage

Catholic Health hospitals are able to bill your insurance company for many of the classes we provide. Most insurers, including Medicaid, cover the cost of almost all of our programs. Please contact your insurance provider to verify what coverage they offer.

In the event that your insurance does not cover all of the cost, you may receive a bill for the outstanding amount. If costs are an issue, please call (716) 601-3600 for additional assistance and payment options.