Pregnancy & Prenatal Care 


Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life, and Huntsville Memorial Hospital is honored to play a part during this special time.




Greetings and congratulations on your pregnancy!! We at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Women’s services, are excited to share in this journey with you. We feel so blessed to be at your side during this time in your life and feel that it's an honor to experience one of lifes greatest joys alongside you and your family! Whether this is your first
baby or your third, we know that every pregnancy is different, as is every child. Questions or concerns might occur during this time and we want you to know we are happy to assist you in any way that we can. Attached is a list of upcoming classes that we offer through our Beginnings Program. To register, you can email me at , or return the attached form to the front desk at your doctor's office and they will fax it to our department.


Our perinatal classes are combined in one day. It is held on a Saturday every other month. It will include the Maternity Reception which is a great way to familiarize yourself with the hospital and the Labor and Delivery unit prior to your arrival to have the baby. During this session, you will preregister for your hospital stay and get a tour of the labor and delivery unit.


The second class is the Baby care Workshop and is one of my favorite classes! Here you will learn basic infant care that every new parent needs to know such as feeding, diapering, bathing, sleeping habits and playing with your baby. Infant safety and CPR will also be discussed. This is a great time to talk with one of our nursery staff and ask any questions you may have.


The third class is the Breastfeeding Class. It is one of the most popular classes that we offer, and is taught by our very own Lactation Consultant. Packed with information, you are sure to leave feeling very prepared, comfortable and ready to give your baby one of the best gifts you can give him/her. Whether you are certain that you will breastfeed, or if you just need more information before making your decision, this class is for you!!


The last class of the day is the Prepared Childbirth. This class is sure to ease some of your anxiety and questions regarding the labor and delivery process. It is taught by a Certified Nurse Midwife. She will talk about how to time your contraction, when to
come to the hospital, what to expect when you get here, the stages of labor and how to naturally manage labor, and then what happens during the delivery and immediately after.


We look forward to meeting you and your family soon and experiencing with you the joy of your new arrival!! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our Labor and Delivery nurses station at 936-291-4280 or email me at …......See you soon!!!



Heather Hasara, RN-BSN, IBCLC

Beginnings Coordinator


Upcoming Beginnings Classes


Beginnings 2016 Class Dates


**All Classes will be held Saturday's from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.**

  •  January 23rd
  • March 5th
  • May 14th
  • July 9th
  • September 17th
  • November 12th


To register, please email or return registration form to your doctor's office.


The class will include preregistration, baby care, breastfeeding and prepared childbirth. The class will cost $ 25 for mom and a support person. Lunch will be provided. Payment will be accepted on the day of the class at the cashier's office near admitting. Thank You!



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