SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital is now offering an online childbirth-education course, the only hospital in Rhode Island to do so.
The course, announced April 2, includes text, audio and video on such topics as: stages of delivery, how to prepare mentally and physically for labor, the importance of bonding with your new baby, breastfeeding, recovery and more.
The comprehensive course includes an in-person, follow-up, two-hour evening class led by a registered obstetric nurse during which mothers-to-be and their partners will be able to have any questions answered.
The fee for this online course is $75, which can also be paid online. Once registration is complete, participants will have 90 days to finish the course. •