Expectant Parenting Classes

149373294WEBUp.jpgEducation is one of Bassett's core values. We offer a variety of classes for expecting mothers and new parents. Our courses are an opportuity to provide education, support and community resources to help guide you on a healthy journey through childbirth. All classes are located in Bassett Hall Auditorium, 31 Beaver St., Cooperstown. Parking is located behind the building.

Breastfeeding workshop:

A single two-hour class designed for families who are interested in breastfeeding. The class offers introductory information on why breastfeeding is the best way to feed your infant, how to get started, and how to overcome obstacles. For more information please email katherine.seeley@bassett.orgRegister here.

  • Our instructor: Kate Seeley, RN, IBCLC - katherine.seeley@bassett.org
  • Classes are now held in Bassett Hall Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:
    • May 1, 2017
    • July 13, 2017
    • Sept. 20, 2017
    • Nov. 6, 2017

Childbirth Preparation Class:

An all-day class which offers the expecting couple information and coping skills that encourage active participation in the labor and delivery process. Plan to take the childbirth education (CBE) class during the seventh and eighth month of your pregnancy. To reserve a space, please register by the fifth month of your pregnancy. Class begins at 9:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm. Register here. Classes are in the Bassett Hall Auditorium in Cooperstown (31 Beaver Street).  We ask that you park in the back of the building. 

We also offer three-day evening childbirth class sessions, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day:

2017 classes:

  • April 18, & 25
  • May 9, 16, & 23
  • June 13, 20, & 27
  • July 5, 12, & 19
  • August 8, 15, & 22
  • September 12, 19, & 26
  • October 10, 17, & 24
  • November 14, 21, & 28
  • December 6, 13, & 20

Parenting Class:

Now babies come with instructions! Join our expert Birthing Center registered nurses to learn about; what newborns look like, baby care, infant safety and much more. Classes are free. For more information, please email Jessica.Barrett@bassett.org. Register here.

  • Our instructors: 
  • 2017 classes:
    • June 8, 2017
    • August 2, 2017
    • September 6, 2017
    • November 8, 2017


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