Education Classes

St. Vincent's Riverside

For more information on any of the classes listed, please call  904-308-6359 or visit our calendar of events page.

Childbirth Classes

These classes cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, changes during pregnancy, warning signs of pre-term labor, potential complications of pregnancy, what to expect during labor and birth, labor support and Lamaze techniques, hospital routines, analgesia and anesthesia, medical interventions, Cesarean birth, newborn care and postpartum recovery.

Classes are offered in four evening sessions or one Saturday session. Couples should attend a series that will end approximately four weeks before their due date.

Monday classes are 7 p.m. - 9:15 p.m; Saturdays classes are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $60.00. Medicaid Fee: $20.00/couple (include copy of card with registration form)

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Breastfeeding

Attend this one session before the last month of your pregnancy. You'll learn how to prepare for breastfeeding, how to get started, and tips on continuing after you go home. Classes are held from 7p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Fee: $20.00

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Infant Safety Class

You may attend this class before or after your baby is born. The class covers basic safety concerns, how to prepare your home for a baby and the basics of infant CPR, along with demonstrations. Classes are held 7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $20.00

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Sibling Class

This class will prepare big brothers and sisters who are 4 to 9 years old for their new baby. Classes are held from 5:45 pm - 7p.m. Milk and cookies are served. Parent(s) remain with their child(ren) and share the experience. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: Free

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Safe Sitter® Class

Girls and boys ages 11 and up will learn rescue skills, basic first aid and safe and nurturing childcare. Safe Sitters learn babysitting business skills, what to do when a child chokes, safety for the sitter and how to call for emergency help. Classes are held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Class fee is $40. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $40.00

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Registration Forms: Safe Sitter Registration Form and Safe Sitter Contract

Please mail fee and both registration forms to:

Family Birthplace
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204 

St. Vincent's Southside

Childbirth Education Series at St. Vincent's Southside

 

A six-week series that covers labor and birth, comfort measures, hospital procedures and mother/infant care that includes breastfeeding.

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To register for this childbirth series or additional classes call 904-296-5212.

 

Saturday Childbirth Class at St. Vincent's Southside

This is a Saturday, 8 hour class which covers labor and birth, comfort and relaxation techniques, hospital and medical procedures, analgesia and anesthesia, vaginal and cesarean birth, admission to the Family Birth Place and a tour.

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To register for this childbirth series or additional classes call 904-296-5212. 

Tour the Family Birth Place at St. Vincent’s Southside

St. Vincent's Southside offers free tours of the maternity suites every

Saturday at 2 p.m. Call (904) 296-4345 to register for the tour. Call one hour prior to verify the tour will be held that day.


To register for additional childbirth and sibling classes or for breastfeeding support call 904-296-5212.

Safe Sitter Class at St. Vincent's Southside

The Safe Sitters classes (ages 11 and up) teach preteens and teens

how to safely care for infants.

Safe Sitters learn babysitting business skills, what to do when a child chokes, safety for the sitter, and how to call for emergency help.

Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration Details

Please fill out the Safe Sitter registration form and the Safe Sitter Student Contract. Registration is $45.00 and can be made by cash or credit card. Call 904-296-5212 to register.

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Super Sibling Class at St. Vincent's Southside

The Sibling class (ages 3-8) include a painting activity and a tour of "Mommy’s" suite.

To register for childbirth and sibling classes call 904-296-5212.

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Infant CPR Class at St. Vincent's Southside

This 2 hour class covers basic safety concerns as well as infant and child CPR. You may attend this class before or after your baby is born. Please call 296-5212 to register for this class.

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Breastfeeding Support Group

 

A monthly breastfeeding support group, led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. The breastfeeding support group will be held at St. Vincent’s Southside inside the Family Birth Place.

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Women's Health Events

  • Oct
    26
    Sunday
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    A monthly breastfeeding support group, led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. The breastfeeding support group will be held at St. Vincent’s Southside inside the Family Birth Place.
  • Oct
    27
    Monday
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    SVHC Mobile Mammography brings Breast Health screening to your neighborhood. Sign up to get a fast, easy screening mammogram at a Northeast Florida location near you.
  • Oct
    28
    Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    SVHC Mobile Mammography brings Breast Health screening to your neighborhood. Sign up to get a fast, easy screening mammogram at a Northeast Florida location near you.
  • Oct
    28
    Tuesday
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Informational session on weight loss surgery options available.
  • Oct
    29
    Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    SVHC Mobile Mammography brings Breast Health screening to your neighborhood. Sign up to get a fast, easy screening mammogram at a Northeast Florida location near you.

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