Maternal & Infant Health

To sign up for one of the wellness seminars or support groups in BlueCross BlueShield of WNY’s Maternal & Infant Health Program, or for more information, just call the number listed below.

American Health Publishing of Clarence:
Growing a Healthy Baby
(716) 741-0177

Baby's Sweet Beginnings of Lancaster:
Child/Infant CPR
716-681-8100

Breastfeeding
101 716-681-8100

Childbirth Education
716-681-8100

Successful Pumping - Return to Work
716-681-8100

Sibling Preparation
716-681-8100

Babywearing Basics
716-681-8100

Joy of Parenting
716-681-8100

Brooks Memorial Hospital of Dunkirk:
Expectant Parent
(716) 363-3085

Care Connection Lactation & Wellness Center of Amherst:
Return to Work/Pump for Success
(716) 725-6370
1-877-639-0300

Childbirth Education
(716) 725-6370
1-877-639-0300

Breastfeeding 101
(716) 725-6370
1-877-639-0300

The Happiest Baby Class
(716) 725-6370
1-877-639-0300

Child/Infant CPR
(716) 725-6370
1-877-639-0300

Catholic Health System - HealthConnection of Greater Buffalo:
Gestational Diabetes
(716) 447-6205

Baby Talk
(716) 447-6205

Breastfeeding
(716) 447-6205

Prepared Childbirth Classes and/or Refresher
(716) 447-6205

Twinformation
(716) 447-6205

Welcome Baby Sibling
(716) 447-6205

Natural Family Planning
(716) 447-6205

Chautauqua Opportunities of Jamestown:
Breastfeeding Basics
(716) 483-3337

Advanced Breastfeeding
(716) 483-3337

Infant Feeding
(716) 483-3337

Children Feeding
(716) 483-3337

Newborn Care
(716) 483-3337

Childbirth Class
(716) 483-3337

Caring for Toddlers
(716) 483-3337

Caring for Pre-Schoolers
(716) 483-3337

Children's Hospital of Buffalo:
Birth N' Babies
(716) 878-7342

Baby Basics and Beyond
(716) 878-7342

Birthing Basics
(716) 878-7342

Breastfeeding
(716) 878-7046

Prepared Childbirth and/or Refresher Classes
(716) 878-7342

Sibling Class
(716) 878-7342

VBAC - Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
(716) 878-7342

Eastern Niagara Hospital of Lockport:
Prepared Childbirth and/or Refresher
514-5800 X3800

Infant Safety
514-5800 X3800

Sibling Class
514-5800 X3800

Infant Feeding Choices
514-5800 X3800

Epic With Baker Victory Services of Buffalo:
Ready, Set, Parent! Workshop Series
(716) 332-4153

Ready, Set, Parent! Newborn Class
(716) 332-4153

Healing Waters LLC Center for Yoga, Health and Mindful Living of East Aurora:
Prenatal Yoga
(716) 655-3924

Kaleida Health - Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital of Williamsville:
Prepared Childbirth and/or Refresher
(716) 568-3628

Breastfeeding Class
(716) 568-3628

Sibling Class
(716) 568-3628

Baby Basics & Beyond
(716) 568-3628

Siblings at Birth
(716) 568-3628

Mt. St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center of Lewiston:
Natural Family Planning
(716) 298-2385

Post Partum Breastfeeding Class
(716) 298-2385

Grandparents in Waiting
(716) 298-2145

Let's Celebrate Big Brother/Big Sister
(716) 298-2145

Expectant Parent Class
(716) 298-2618

Baby Massage
(716) 298-2618

Expectant Parent Refresher Class
(716) 298-2618

Nutrition During Pregnancy
(716) 298-2297

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center of Niagara Falls:
Breastfeeding Class
(716) 278-4569

La Leche League
(716) 278-4569

Prenatal Class
(716) 278-4569

Breastfeeding Support Group
(716) 278-4569

Olean Medical Group of Olean:
Birthing 101
(716) 376-2373

United Memorial Medical Center of Batavia:
Prepared Childbirth and/or Refresher
(585) 344-5331

Breastfeeding & Beyond
(585) 344-5331

WCA Services Corporation of Jamestown:
Breastfeeding
(716) 664-8281

Cesarean Section
(716) 664-8281

Prepared Childbirth
(716) 664-8281

Prepared Childbirth Refresher
(716) 664-8281

Sibling Class
(716) 664-8281

 

 
 

Programs range from one class to multiple sessions over eight weeks. Many of the prenatal education programs are for both expectant mother and father, or support person. Typical information covered includes:

Prenatal Classes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of labor and delivery
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Body conditioning exercises
  • Comfort measures
  • Labor and birth variations
  • Cesarean birth
  • Hospital procedures
  • Medications
  • Patient rights, communication skills
  • Postpartum care, postpartum exercise
  • Rehearsal and practice sessions of these skills
  • Gestational diabetes

 Breastfeeding Classes:

  • Advantages of breastfeeding
  • Positioning
  • Storing breast milk
  • Supplementing and weaning
  • Hints for the working mother

Family Guide to Parenting
(The above resource is in Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it)

Growing Up Healthy Hotline (WIC)
1-800-522-5006

March of Dimes
http://www.modimes.org

Motherisk
http://www.motherisk.org

The American Pregnancy Organization
http://www.americanpregnancy.org

Women Infants & Children Program
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic