Parent Education and Resources

Our Doylestown Health VIA Maternity Center provides a “Path to Parenthood” educational program. Our classes are taught by certified nurse educators, focusing on all aspects of pregnancy, newborn care and parenting. We recommend becoming involved with our programs early in pregnancy to feel more comfortable and confident as you transition to the world of parenting.

The best time to attend classes is after the 28th week and to finish before the 37th week of pregnancy. Schedule your classes early as registration is limited. We encourage you to take advantage of all our programs or at least the following:

  • Prepared Childbirth 101
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parenting and the Newborn
New!

Beck Family Classroom

The new Beck Family Classroom is just next door to the new Morel Family Foundation Center for Prenatal Care. This welcoming space is for expectant and new parents to gather for education and support. Our educational programs include a variety of topics, as we help parents prepare for giving birth and becoming parents.  Our educators look forward to expanding our program offerings for the community in a comfortable, dedicated space for our families.

Childbirth and Parenting Classes Overview

In-person Maternity classes are held at the
Beck Family Classroom in the Morel Center for Prenatal Care
Doylestown Hospital 
595 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901
Come and learn about the VIA Maternity Center. Join us for an opportunity to connect with other families, ask questions and learn how to best prepare for labor, birth and your hospital stay. Even if you are just feeling isolated and need a little extra support and company. This forum will not provide medical advice. For any medical questions, we will direct you to contact your OB or midwife.

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We will arm you with the tools you will need for labor, no matter your birth plan preference. Sessions will include preparing for your birth both mentally and physically. Learn the basics of the labor process and choices for pain management such as comfort measures and medications.

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This class is for the person interested in an un-medicated birth.

Your educator for the Childbirth 101 class will register you for this class. Dates will be planned according to interest of families. No online registration is required.

Learn from one of our lactation consultants about the many benefits of breastfeeding and how to get off to a good start. Class will include a discussion about milk supply, proper latch, positioning and more. Attending this class with your partner is encouraged.

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Welcoming a baby into the home comes with much joy, and at times, anxiety. Join our nurse educators, as they provide you with up-to-date information on how to safely care, feed, protect and comfort your newborn.

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Learn all about postpartum life and how welcoming a new baby to your family brings an abundance of changes and challenges. Our educators will help you feel comfortable with what to expect in the hospital and how best to prepare for those early weeks and months at home with your new bundle of joy. Nothing is off the table to discuss – we’ll cover postpartum bodies, emotions, how best to navigate your relationships and more!

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In this class, a Doylestown Health nutrition expert will provide a few recipe ideas and discuss healthy eating during pregnancy. Topics include how food choices can impact the health of mother and baby, how to read nutrition labels, incorporate whole foods into your diet, important nutrients for pregnancy and breastfeeding, and more.

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Come and learn the latest in newborn care, parenting styles, and baby safety to help the next generation grow up healthy and safe.

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Support Groups

In-person Support Groups are held at the
Beck Family Classroom in the Morel Center for Prenatal Care
Doylestown Hospital
595 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Doylestown Health Breastfeeding Mother's Group

Join us for an opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mothers, share experiences and get your baby weighed. Facilitated by an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, we can answer your questions and provide assistance with positioning, latching, pumping and more.

  • In-person at the Beck Family Classroom in the Morel Center for Prenatal Care every Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am
  • Zoom meetings every Thursday at 10 am

For more information and to receive the Zoom link contact: Jean Krauss.

Virtual Postpartum Mothers' Group

Saturday Mornings, 10 am to 11 am via Zoom

  • Parenting is a joyous experience, although it does come with its challenges as well!
  • Join our educators in an environment where you will feel nurtured, respected, heard, and supported.
  • Express your feelings, concerns and ask questions.
  • To be around other new parents and know that you are not alone can be very comforting.

For more information and to receive the Zoom link contact: Marlene Rosenblum

In-person Support Groups are held at the
Beck Family Classroom in the Morel Center for Prenatal Care
Doylestown Hospital
595 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Doylestown Health Breastfeeding Mother's Group

Join us for an opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mothers, share experiences and get your baby weighed. Facilitated by an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, we can answer your questions and provide assistance with positioning, latching, pumping and more.

  • In-person at the Beck Family Classroom in the Morel Center for Prenatal Care every Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am
  • Zoom meetings every Thursday at 10 am

For more information and to receive the Zoom link contact: Jean Krauss.

Virtual Postpartum Mothers' Group

Saturday Mornings, 10 am to 11 am via Zoom

  • Parenting is a joyous experience, although it does come with its challenges as well!
  • Join our educators in an environment where you will feel nurtured, respected, heard, and supported.
  • Express your feelings, concerns and ask questions.
  • To be around other new parents and know that you are not alone can be very comforting.

For more information and to receive the Zoom link contact: Marlene Rosenblum