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Childbirth Resources

Labor Rehearsal I: What do I do?

In this class, you will learn the early signs of labor and comfort measures, and learn what to expect and how to plan. You will also tour the Family Birthing Center and receive and on-line course book. In Labor Rehearsal II: Highlights, you will learn the comfort strategies for labor and delivery including positioning, massage and pain management. Instructors will teach breathing patterns and the birthing process. Each class is 2 hours; fee is $40. To register, call (810) 606-5897.

Safety and prevention class
This free class is offered monthly at Genesys Regional Medical Center. In this class you will learn how to create a safe environment and how to reduce certain risk factors for your newborn. Class is approximately 2 hours. To register, call (810) 606-5897.

Breastfeeding Class
Genesys helps expectant mothers prepare for breastfeeding, early breastfeeding in the hospital, nutrition, nursing at home and problem-solving. New moms will also be given instructions on how to pump and store breast milk. To register, call (810) 606-5897.

Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinics
Sometimes, new moms need guidance as they begin breastfeeding their babies. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding has been established. Our Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinics (offered in four locations) address the needs of the mother and infant. The clinics are the first physician-led breastfeeding clinics in Michigan. Each of the sites is staffed by physicians and lactation consultants. Mothers can self refer or be referred by their physician. The clinics provide support to mothers and infants who are experiencing breastfeeding difficulty, such as;
  • Poor latch
  • Insufficient milk supply
  • Engorgement
  • Painful breastfeeding
  • Poor weight gain
  • Prematurity
  • Cleft palate, Downs Syndrome,
  • Tongue-tie
Please call 810-606-5898 to find hours of operation and to schedule an appointment. Most insurance plans are accepted. Download the full Breastfeeding Clinic flyer.

Birthing Center Tours
1 hour tours of the Birth Center are offered once a month. Registration for the tour is mandatory. To register, call (810) 606-5897. Click here for an online virtual tour of a Genesys birthing room.

Lactation Services
Genesys offers inpatient and outpatient services to assist mothers with healthy lactation during breastfeeding.

Newborn Infoline
Whether you’re a first time parent or an old pro, Genesys’ Newborn InfoLine is the place to turn to with questions about your newborn up to one month of age. To talk with a nurse who can answer many of your questions, call (810) 606-5840.

There’s a wealth of free resources out there for expectant parents. More and more will first turn to the Internet for as much information as they can find about pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, there are some very comprehensive and helpful sites. Start with the Genesys online Healthy Pregnancy & Childbirth Center.

Other helpful sites include: We also encourage you to talk with your obstetrician about educational programs that they might offer or recommend, as well.


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