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Childbirth Resources

Labor Rehearsal I: In this class, you will learn the early signs of labor and what to do, comfort measures for early labor, what to expect and how to plan. You will also tour the Family Birthing Center and receive an online course book.

Labor Rehearsal II: 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 and the fee for the Labor Rehearsal series is $40. To register or to get more information, 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. The class is 2 hours and the fee is $10. To register, call (810) 606-5897.

Safety and Prevention Class
This free class is offered monthly at Genesys. In this class you will learn how to create a safe environment and how to reduce certain risk factors for your newborn. Topics include car seat safety, safe sleep, Shaken Baby Syndrome and much more. The class is approximately 2 hours. To register, call (810) 606-5897.

Lactation Services
Genesys offers inpatient and outpatient services to assist mothers with healthy lactation during breastfeeding. Sometimes, new moms need guidance as they begin breastfeeding their babies. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding has been established. Mothers can self-refer or be referred by their physician. The Lactation Consultants 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, Down Syndrome,
  • Tongue-tie
Please call 810-606-5898 to contact a Lactation Consultant for breastfeeding support or more information.

Birthing Center Tours
Private tours are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Registration for the tour is not needed. For your private tour, please go to Early Labor & OB Testing in room 1190. Click here for an online virtual tour of a Genesys birthing room.

Online Resources
There are a wealth of online resources available for expectant parents. Many will start searching online for as much information as they can find about pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, there are many comprehensive and helpful websites, social media sites and blogs available.

We also encourage you to talk with your obstetrician about educational programs that they might offer or recommend.


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