Prepare For Baby With Stamford Health

Childbirth is a unique experience for everyone, but there are certain steps to take to make it a more informed journey. When you’re in the second and third trimester of your pregnancy, Stamford Health offers several types of classes and services to answer questions, concerns, and help you become prepared for pregnancy, delivery, and becoming a parent.


Childbirth & New Parent Classes

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Presented by registered nurses from our mother/baby unit, this program answers the many questions you might have about caring for your infant. The demonstration and discussion includes infant feeding, bathing, dressing, soothing, sleep patterns, and safety.
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Taught by experienced labor and delivery nurses, these classes cover the process of labor and childbirth, relaxation and breathing techniques, options for pain medication and anesthesia, and variations of normal labor and Cesarean births.
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Breastfeeding a baby can be a rewarding experience. We offer board-certified lactation consultants to provide support and instruction to all new parents who want to and are able to breastfeed.
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Come for the informal discussions on parenting; stay for the new friendships you’ll make. We cover topics including nutrition, infant growth and development, family adjustment, and returning to work.

Prenatal Services Offered

Stamford Health is proud to offer a compassionate, expert-driven, and person-centered environment to support you before conception, through pregnancy, and following delivery.


Our board-certified OB-GYNs work with you for the healthiest possible pregnancy. No matter how uncomplicated or high-risk your situation may be, our physicians treat each patient with care and compassion.
If you have questions or concerns (or are just curious) about any possible genetic complications for your child, our team of genetic counselors is ready to help.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

From diagnostics and testing to our birthing suites and operation rooms, Stamford Health has cutting-edge technology to help make your pregnancy and delivery as smooth as possible.

NURSE NAVIGATOR

Our nurse navigators support you on every step of your journey, and are highly trained in all aspects of childbirth, including natural methods, pain management, and neonatal resuscitation.

Prepping For Delivery

When it comes to delivering your baby you may not know when or how baby will be arriving, but there are several things you can do to feel prepared.

  • Pack your hospital bag. We recommend bringing comfortable pajamas to wear after delivery, and a change of clothes for your partner or labor coach as well. You’ll also want to bring your preferred toiletries, any music you’d like to play during childbirth, and any other material to help pass the time.
  • Make sure you’re registered. If you requested hospital admission forms, please fill them out and send them to us ahead of time.
  • Write down your birthing preferences. You may wish to complete our Birthing Preferences Checklist before coming to the hospital.
  • Know your pain relief options. Discuss pain management for childbirth with your OB-GYN ahead of time. You can also request a consultation with an anesthesiologist.


Meet Our Doctors

Elisabeth A. Aronow
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Sara L. Coca
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Colleen  Delaney
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 637-3337

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Carol A. Fucigna
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Stephen M. Gallousis
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Shehzeen A Kamil
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Elana  Peck
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 637-3337

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Janine M Popot
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 276-4282

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Russell F Turk
Obstetrics and Gynecology

(203) 637-3337

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Prenatal Care FAQs

  • Why is prenatal care important and what benefits can you expect?
    Prenatal care is crucial for you and your baby. It allows our health care team to monitor the pregnancy, detect and address any potential complications, and provide guidance on a healthy lifestyle. You will benefit from regular checkups, personalized care, education, and support to ensure a safe and successful pregnancy.
  • How can you schedule an appointment with an OB-GYN at Stamford Health for comprehensive prenatal care?
    Scheduling an appointment with an OB-GYN for comprehensive prenatal care at Stamford Health is easy. Simply contact one of our doctors highlighted above, and our friendly staff will assist you in setting up an appointment with one of our experienced OB-GYNs. We're here to provide the care you need throughout your pregnancy journey.
  • What topics are covered in the baby basics program, and how can it assist new parents in caring for their infants?
    The Baby Basics program at Stamford Health covers a wide range of topics essential for new parents, including infant care, feeding, diapering, soothing techniques, and safe sleep practices. This program equips new parents with the knowledge and confidence to care for their newborns, ensuring a positive and safe start to parenthood.
  • Are there breastfeeding preparation classes, and how do they help you prepare to breastfeed?
    Absolutely! We offer breastfeeding preparation classes that are tailored to support those planning to breastfeed. These classes cover breastfeeding techniques, positioning, latch, milk supply, and common challenges. They provide a strong foundation for successful breastfeeding and offer guidance on overcoming potential obstacles.
  • Can you elaborate on the content and benefits of the preparing for childbirth classes led by experienced labor and delivery nurses?
    Our preparing for childbirth classes, led by experienced labor and delivery nurses, cover a wide range of topics. These classes address labor and delivery, pain management options, birthing techniques, and the role of the support person. They provide a comprehensive understanding of the childbirth process, empower parents with knowledge, and offer confidence for a positive birthing experience.



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