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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

Class 2 (Pre-Pregnancy through 30 weeks of pregnancy)

For women who are planning a pregnancy, newly pregnant or in the middle of their pregnancy. This class offers information about nutrition, healthy activities, tips to reduce discomfort, discuss joys. This class provides the opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and a tour of the Harris Birthing Center at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.

Day/Time: Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Sinai Center for Women lobby, Ground floor
Cost: Free
Registration is required, call (313) 577-7253 or register online using the form on this page.

Birth Awareness (last trimester)

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.

Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings and Saturdays
Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Cost: $65, includes mother and support person
Registration is required, please complete form on page.

Bringing Baby Home/Infant Care Class

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 Grandparents who want to stay informed on the newest and best way to take care of their grandchildren.

Day/Time: One-time class (normally 7 – 9 p.m.)
Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Cost: $25, includes mother and support person
Registration is required, please complete form on page.

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding classes are typically offered on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month for $25/class. Check the class registration form for the next available class.

March 10, 2020, 7pm-9:30pm
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 1 William Carls Drive Commerce Twp, Ml. 48322
Location Surgical Conference Room 1C

April 14, 2020, 7pm-9:30pm
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 1 William Carls Drive Commerce Twp, Ml. 48322
Location Surgical Conference Room 1C

May 12, 2020, 7pm-9:30pm
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 1 William Carls Drive Commerce Twp, Ml. 48322
Location Surgical Conference Room 1C

June 9, 2020, 7pm-9:30pm
Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 1 William Carls Drive Commerce Twp, Ml. 48322
Location Surgical Conference Room 1C

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 (normally 7 – 9 p.m.)
Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
Cost: $25 per couple
Registration is required, please complete form on 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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