Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling
This class is led by Kathy Lucchese and is designed to prepare children ages 3 - 9 years old for the arrival of their new sibling. Registration is required and the cost is $5 per family (includes mother, father, and children). We encourage children to bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to class.
This class meets at Orange Regional Medical Center at 707 East Main Street, Middletown NY 10940 in Conference Room 2-3. You may park in the Conference Center Parking Lot and ring the bell to be let in or enter through the Main Entrance and stop at Guest Services.
How to Register
Registration is required, call 1-888-321-6762 or visit: https://www.ormc.org/rsvp.
Enroll EVERYONE attending (INCLUDING PARENTS). Immediate family only. Recommended for children 3 - 9 years of age. Class not meant for ages older than 9.
Sibling Class Schedule
Class/Event Refund Policy: Should you need to cancel your class registration, please call us at 888-321-ORMC (888-321-6762) as soon as possible.
Inclement Weather Policy: The hospital reserves the right to waive part or all course fees if inclement weather patterns result in the cancellation of the course. The level of refund given to enrollees, if any, will be determined by the number of class hours attended by each enrollee.
Couples/Family Enrollment Policy: Certain courses are designed for couples or multiple family members to attend. The fee charged for these courses applies to both persons as a unit (unless otherwise expressed in the event description), and both persons are required to attend. Discount and refund policies apply to both persons as a unit.
Recommended Support Groups & Classes
You may also be interested in the following support groups, classes, and upcoming events related to maternity services and childcare:
Tour our Birthing Center
Expectant parents planning to deliver their new bundle of joy(s) at our Rowley Family Birthing Center are encouraged to join us for a tour of our facilities before their due date arrives. We find that touring the facilities before labor and delivery helps our moms and dads feel more comfortable on this special day.
Lamaze Weekend Class
Learn breathing and relaxation techniques and what to expect during the phases of childbirth. Class will cover both vaginal and c-section births. Classes meet on Saturday and Sunday and attendance is required on both days.
New Mom's Support Group
The new mother’s group unites new mothers and their babies to share experiences, discuss questions with other new moms, exchange ideas and challenges, gain knowledge and learn skills regarding newborn care.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
This 2 hour class discusses the benefits of breastfeeding to the mother/infant. Discussion topics include: latch-on, proper positioning for breastfeeding & some common situations such as engorgement, soreness, treatments & sleepy baby.
Car Seat Fittings for Parents & Kids
Support Groups & Classes
At Orange Regional Medical Center, we believe that the support system we provide to our community and patients is just as important as the clinical care that we provide. This is why we offer several support groups and community educational classes to our patients, who may be experiencing a variety of different hardships or currently undergoing surgery or oncology treatment.