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South Lake Hospital's Labor & Delivery Department offers quaity care for you and your baby close to home. Our experienced staff will support you and your family throughout your pregnancy and after your bundle of joy arrives.

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The Center for Women's Health at South Lake Hospital is proud to provide a wide variety of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting classes for women and families in our community. For schedules, more information or to register for any of these classes, please call 352.241.7109.

All classes are taught by South Lake Hospital's certified lactation consultants (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, IBCLC) who can help you plan, establish and continue providing breast milk, even if returning to work.

Childbirth Preparation Class - This one-day class in prepared childbirth will prepare you for labor, delivery and postpartum.  You will learn all about the process of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, pain medications, cesarean births and how to care for yourself after your baby arrives.  A tour of the Centre for Women's Health at South Lake Hospital is included.  Classes are held once a month on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We suggest attending a class as you are entering your third trimester. 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - Moms and dads are encouraged to come learn the basics of how breastfeeding works, how to put your baby to breast for a feeding, how to recognize feeding cues and how to troubleshoot problems.  Classes are held once a month on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  We suggest attending a class as you are entering your third trimester.

Newborn Care - This class teaches new parents how to care for your newborn so that you will feel more confident when you take him or her home for the first time. Classes are held Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  We suggest attending a class as you are entering your third trimester.

Moms' Morning Out Support Group - This group meets every Wednesday morning in the Centre for Women's Health Obstetrics Department (except holidays). It is led by a lactation consultant and is for new moms and newborns up to four months of age. A baby scale is available.  No registration is necessary, $5 per session.  Please call 352.394.4071, ext. 4380 for more information.

Prenatal  & Postnatal Breastfeeding Consultations - Private consultations may be covered by your private insurance. The consultation is a one-on-one meeting with a lactation consultant for breastfeeding concerns. Please call 352.394.4071, ext. 4380 to schedule.

Breastfeeding Support Line - South Lake Hospital offers a free breastfeeding support line for quick breastfeeding questions.  Please call 352.394.4071, ext. 4380.

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Childbirth and Parenting Classes

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