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Huron Valley Obstetrics Classes

Whether you’re expectant parents for the first time or the fifth, we offer multiple Family Life Education classes to help you prepare for life with a baby. We believe the birth experience is shared by the entire family.

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Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Classes

Pre-Pregnancy through 30 weeks of pregnancy

For women who are planning a pregnancy, newly pregnant or in the middle of their pregnancy. Learn about "smart" nutrition, healthy activities, clever tips for discomforts, discuss joys and concerns, share feelings and surprises, and tour the Harris Birthing Center at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. No Fee.

Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call the Harris Birthing Center clerk’s station at (248) 937-5220 for more information, or find upcoming class dates, register online using the form at the bottom of this page.

Birth Awareness

This class prepares you and your partner to participate in the birthing process. Learn what to expect, including information on relaxation and comfort techniques, and medical interventions such as epidural. This class occurs once a week for 2-3 consecutive weeks.

Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Cost: $65, includes mother and support person
Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call the Harris Birthing Center clerk’s station at (248) 937-5220 for more information, or find upcoming class dates, register, and pay online using the form at the bottom of this page.

Bringing Baby Home

This class offers a close look at the newborn, including normal newborn appearance and behavior, hygiene, nutrition, safe sleep and car seat safety. This class is ideal for new parents as well as Grandparents who want to stay informed on the newest and best way to take care of their grandchildren.

Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Cost: $25, includes mother and support person
Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call the Harris Birthing Center clerk’s station at (248) 937-5220 for more information, or find upcoming class dates, register, and pay online using the form at the bottom of this page.

Breastfeeding Classes

Cost: $25/class. Call the Harris Birthing Center clerk’s station at (248) 937-5220 for more information, or find upcoming class dates, register, and pay online using the form at the bottom of this page.

Friends and Family CPR

This class teaches the lifesaving skills of infant CPR and how to help a baby who is choking.

Day/Time: One-time class offered during week nights
Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Cost: $25 per couple
Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. Call the Harris Birthing Center clerk’s station at (248) 937-5220 for more information, or find upcoming class dates, register, and pay online using the form at the bottom of this page.

Help, Understanding, Grief Support (H.U.G.S.)

Pregnancy should be an exciting and hopeful time of anticipation. However, for families who experience the loss of a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after, this time can be bewildering and devastating.

Many people who have not suffered this type of loss will not truly understand your sadness. We understand this, and we encourage all women and their families to seek out support and other resources at the hospital if they feel this can help. Our monthly support group meets monthly in the H.U.G.S. room.

Day/Time: Third Thursday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, H.U.G.S. Room

Annual H.U.G.S. Events Held at the Harris Birthing Center

Spring Planting

Our spring planting is held the beginning of June. An informal get together of parents who have had losses, families meet in the hospital’s memory garden as a place of reflection to plant flowers in memory of their babies. The hospital provides some flowers, but families are welcome to bring their own. Water and cookies are provided; children are welcome. The memory garden is located on the south side of the hospital adjacent to the Karmanos parking lot.

Walk to Remember

This event is held in the beginning of October at the hospital. The walk includes a trip to the memory garden where parents have the chance to reflect and place mementos on the garden’s Mother Tree. There is a balloon release and parents get a rose. Cider and doughnuts provided; children welcome.

Holiday H.U.G.S.

This event is held the second week in December in the hospital’s conference center. The group makes ornaments in memory of our sons and daughters. It is a large event where parents have coffee and conversation with families and friends they have met through the years in our support group. Cookies, coffee and tea served.

For more information about H.U.G.S. events and meetings, contact:

Colleen E. Shier R.N., Perinatal Loss Coordinator
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Harris Birthing Center
cshier@dmc.org
(248) 937-4847

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