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Manchester OB-GYN Associates

Childbirth Teaching Center

Our Mission

The physicians and midwives at MOAG are committed to providing the highest level of quality care for women in a professional and caring manner with consideration for individual needs and differences. We strive to provide a continuum of care that is personal, considerate, sensitive, and knowledgeable.

Why should I prepare?
Education offers the opportunity to prepare oneself in mind and body so that the normal fears and discomforts of pregnancy and childbirth may be reduced to a minimum.  The lectures, use of visual aids and charts, exercises, breathing techniques, and relaxation skills one acquires add up to learning how to give birth to a baby as comfortably and safely as possible.  Coaches and support persons will learn skills to enhance their roles in assisting and adding to the mother’s comfort and confidence.

When should I prepare?
Early registration is suggested for the best selection of class dates. Childbirth classes are usually 6-8 weeks prior to your due date.

How should I prepare?

  • By reading articles and books.
  • By attending preparation classes to:
    • Learn exercises; to tone and condition muscles for labor.
    • Learn relaxation techniques to help reduce pain and discomfort.
    • Learn specific breathing techniques to minimize discomfort and enhance control, comfort, and confidence.
    • Learn about available medications.
    • Learn about procedures and cesarean delivery.
    • Learn about the hospital and the physicians’ and midwives’ role during pregnancy and birth.
    • Answer your specific questions and concerns.


Prepared Childbirth Classes - $75.00 (Series Of 3 Classes)

388 West Center St. Manchester, CT

1st Class
Early signs of labor and physiology of labor; relaxation and early breathing.
2nd Class
Active labor and pushing; breathing techniques and relaxation; discussion of pain relief epidural; cesarean delivery
3rd Class
Review and practice of labor techniques; discussion of hospital stay and the postpartum period.

Mondays 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
April 30, May 7, 14
June 4, 11, 18
July 9, 16, 23
August 6, 13, 20
September 10, 17, 24
October 8, 15, 22
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17


Baby Care Class - $10.00

388 West Center St. Manchester, CT

A two-hour session to learn about infant bathing, diapering, cord care, emotional adjustments and much more. A time to plan ahead before birth.

Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
May 12, 2018
June 9, 2018
July 14, 2018
August 11, 2018
September 15, 2018
October 13, 2018
November 10, 2018
December 8, 2018


Breastfeeding Class - $20.00

388 West Center St. Manchester, CT

For those choosing to breastfeed or who want to learn about it; covers the advantages of breastfeeding; how the breast functions; how to tell if the baby is getting enough; night time nursing; breastfeeding and sexuality; brief discussion of the employed mother and breastfeeding.

Mondays 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
April 23, 2018
May 21, 2018
June 25, 2018
July 30, 2018
August 27, 2018
October 1, 2018
October 29, 2018
November 26, 2018


Hospital Visit – No Charge

You will receive a visit by Robin, our board certified lactation Consultant, after you have your baby to answer any questions and assist you with breastfeeding.

Mother’s Morning Out – No Charge

10:00 Am in the Tolland Office Every Tuesday Morning is set aside for new moms and babies to socialize and exchange ideas with one another and a leader; a great time for questions and lots of reassurance.

How to register or get more information:

Contact: Robin DeGemmis, IBCLC Lactation Consultant
860-742-6231 or degemmis@aol.com

Class size is limited, so please sign up early. Connecticare reimbursement available up to $50.00. Receipt given upon completion.

Request an Appointment

Looking to schedule time with one of our physicians? Request an appointment online!