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Parental Education Classes

Our Mission
Course Schedule: When, Where and What to Bring
Meet the Staff
Incentive Program
Enroll in the Course

Our Mission

The Prenatal Course is an introductory course to birthing, parenting and reproductive health offered to teens and their partners by the Teen and Tot at Boston Medical Center.

The course is completely designed with you in mind! This ten week course covers most of the topics that you, as teenagers, need to know to best be able to care for yourself and your new baby. These topics include prenatal care, nutrition, breastfeeding, family planning, newborn care basics, early child development, socio-economic issues and education. For more detailed course information, consult our course outline.

We at the Teen and Tot Program invite you to check out our website and learn how our classes can help you!

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Course Schedule: When, Where and What to Bring

Prenatal courses are offered through the Teen and Tot Program at Boston Medical Center. A typical class size is limited to 10-12 people (partners included!) to create a space for safe sharing of ideas and experiences.

The class meets every week for 10 weeks on Friday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

The prenatal classes are held at Boston Medical Center in the Menino Pavilion on the second floor in the conference rooms across from the cafeteria.

What to bring:
You, your partner and your motivation to learn what it takes to prepare for the birth of your baby. All materials for the class are provided--including refreshments!

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Meet the Staff

Adrienne Stephens-Nunley and Robin Milton are the health educators and primary prenatal course instructors at Boston Medical Center.  All instructors are staff members at Boston Medical Center and include social workers, health educators, pediatricians and nurses.

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Incentive Program for Participants

The purpose of the incentive program is to encourage new teen parents to take an active interest in the planning for the birth of their child by attending the prenatal class at Boston Medical Center.

Funded by the March of Dimes, this program is designed to increase participation in the prenatal classes by offering gift certificates to area stores. Expecting and new moms can use these gift certificates to purchase needed items for their new baby.

How do I get to participate?

Easy. Attend the classes and pay attention. Take the quizzes offered at the end of each class, and if you score well, you win a gift certificate to an area store such as Kmart. With these gift certificates, you can purchase extra things you or your baby night need in the future.

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Enroll in the Prenatal Course

You can enroll in the Prenatal Course by one of three ways:

  1. Ask your pediatrician to sign you up during one of your prenatal visits.
  2. Call or e-mail the class instructors Adrienne Stephens-Nunley or Robin Milton.
    call:  617.414.4528
    e-mail:  Adrienne.Stephens-Nunley@bmc.org or Robin.Milton@bmc.org
  3. Contact the Adolescent Center directly at 617.414.4086.  Just identify yourself as a patient in the Adolescent Clinic, and you're in!


Call: 617.414.4528
Fax: 617.414.4092

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Teen and Tot Program
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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Call: 617.414.4528
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