Have you heard? More Moms than ever are choosing Capital Region Medical Center for their childbirth experience! Because our physicians, nurses and other medical professionals on the obstetrics team believe that each childbearing experience is unique, Moms work closely with the team of caregivers to design a care plan that’s right for them. The cornerstone of our obstetric care is education and family involvement is promoted throughout the process.
All patient rooms are beautifully decorated and provide privacy and homelike comfort in order to enhance the bonding process between parents and infants. For patients with uncomplicated pregnancies, the entire birthing process takes place in one room, Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) room.
The Family Maternity Center is located on the first floor, just inside the Main Lobby, of the Medical Center.The unit contains five LDRP rooms, six extended recovery rooms, a well-baby and Level II Nursery and a c-section room located within the Family Maternity Center.
Be sure to take the 360 degree virtual tour from the link on our home page. Or, to schedule a personal tour, or learn more about the Family Maternity Center, please email the Childbirth Education Coordinator, or call (573) 632-5341.
A variety of classes are offered to prepare families for the birth of their baby.
Beginning Childbirth Preparation - $40 Per Couple
Having a baby is and exciting time! At Capital Region, we would like to help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Please join us to learn more about labor, delivery and care for yourself and your new baby. For three consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m.
January 8, 15, 22
March 12, 19, 26
May 14, 21, 28
July 9, 16, 23
September 10, 17, 24
November 5, 12, 19
Saturday Beginning Childbirth Preparation- $40 per Couple This includes the same information as the Tuesday evening session but is held on one Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Teens Facing Pregnancy - $40
This is a teen-friendly class that will help answer questions such as: What do I do now? How do I care for myself and my baby? What happens each trimester? How will I cope with labor?
Class is held on three consecutive Tuesdays from 6 pm - 9 pm.
January 10, 17, and 24
April 10, 17 and 24
June 5, 12, and 19
August 7, 14, and 21
October 2, 9, and 16
Parenting Class - $15 per Couple
The joy of parenthood, your personal journey through newborn care.
Class is held on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Breastfeeding - $15 per Couple Offered on Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sibling(s) Class- Free
Offered Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Sibling(s) Class at CRMC will help big brothers and big sisters with the transition of having a new addition in your family.
Infant Massage - FREE
Touch is a very powerful element in human bonding, as are communication, both verbal and non-verbal, and prolonged eye contact. Infant massage encompasses and supports all these vital aspects of bonding. Infant Massage has many benefits to parents, infants and children. For parents it provides relaxation, helps build parents self-esteem, and promotes bonding with their child. For infants and children it makes the child feel loved, promotes better sleep, boosts the immune system, helps digestion, and provides sensory stimulation. Instructors of infant massage believe that every baby deserves respect, tenderness, warmth and a listening heart that is freely given as we share the techniques of infant massage.
Please register as soon as possible to ensure enrollment in
class. Enrollment is limited. If there are cancellations due to low enrollment,
you will be notified of the change and alternatives that are available to you.
To register, email the Childbirth Education Coordinator, or call her at (573) 632-5341. A letter will be sent in advance
confirming your registration, class location, and equipment needed for the class.