Baby and Childbirth Classes

Our classes and programs for expectant and new parents will help you learn more about childbirth your new baby.

Resources and Support

Get trusted information about pregnancy, prenatal care, labor and delivery, and lactation.

Browse Our Labor & Delivery Center Health Library

Preparing for Pregnancy Even before you become pregnant, your health matters to your future baby. Two tips: Address any medical problems before becoming pregnant, then get regular prenatal care.
Your Changing Body The hormones of pregnancy bring on a number of changes, from nausea to fatigue. Your growing, developing baby, too, has a profound effect.
Your First Trimester You need to take care of yourself for a new reason. Your health can affect your baby's growth. Focus on your health for two reasons now, not one.
Your Second Trimester This often is called the "golden trimester." You're starting to show. And you're starting to glow. Use this time to have fun with your partner, your friends, and your family.
Your Third Trimester Visits with your health care provider will be biweekly, then weekly. Ask now about labor, childbirth, the warning signs of preterm labor, and when to call your provider.
Pregnancy Tests and Procedures Several tests and procedures are available to help monitor you and your developing baby.
Healthy Pregnancy Lifestyles Here is sound advice: Don't smoke. Don't drink alcohol or use illegal drugs. Eat a nutritious and balanced diet. See your doctor regularly throughout your pregnancy.
Pregnancy Complications Although the majority of pregnancies are uneventful, sometimes complications do occur. Bleeding, miscarriage, and preeclampsia are some of the common complications.
Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Probable signs of labor: your contractions are getting stronger; your contractions are regular (about every 5 minutes) and getting more painful; your water breaks.
Your Newborn Baby Sleeping, eating, crying, cooing - your new arrival will keep you busy. You'll soon figure out his or her patterns and preferences.
When Baby Needs Special Care Sometimes a baby has a difficult birth or arrives prematurely. If that happens, treatment can begin right away - in the delivery room.
Feeding Your Baby For the first four months, breast milk or formula provides your baby all the nutrients that are needed to grow.

Comprehensive Pregnancy and Childbirth Services

Having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a woman’s life, and Gilmore Memorial is dedicated to providing expectant mothers and newborns with the finest care during this special time. Our high-quality maternity services are provided by obstetricians, labor and delivery specialists, nurses and other caring professionals in a welcoming, comfortable environment.

You’ll find the full spectrum of care from prenatal to post-partum care, including high-risk pregnancy care and advanced labor and delivery services. Our comprehensive care extends beyond delivery, with a full range of educational resources for new parents.

Prenatal care

Gilmore Memorial's comprehensive care begins in the earliest stages of pregnancy, with prenatal checkups and services tailored to your specific needs. You'll learn about proper nutrition and work with your obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get properly prepared.

High-risk pregnancy care

Perinatologists (doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancy care) are available to manage pregnancy-related conditions such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, as well as provide specialized care for those with existing medical conditions.

Labor and delivery

Our state-of-the-art delivery rooms provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. Experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and have the expertise to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures.

Breastfeeding support

Caring maternity nursing staff members are available to provide breastfeeding assistance and education, and classes for new mothers are available.

Support services and education

Gilmore Memorial offers a variety of classes to prepare mothers and families before and after the birth of a child.

Trusted Care for Moms and Babies

Becoming a mother is a special time in a woman’s life, and at Gilmore Memorial, we are dedicated to providing women and newborns with exceptional care. Our experienced labor and delivery specialists provide everything from prenatal to postpartum care — including specialized care for high-risk deliveries — and a full range of educational resources and support to meet the needs of new parents.

Contact Us
Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center
1105 Earl Frye Blvd. Amory, MS 38821
(662) 256-7111