About the Childbirth Program/Parent Education
Childbirth education is a priority of obstetrical care at Jefferson. The Childbirth Program helps pregnant women and their partners prepare for the various stages of pregnancy; for labor and birth; and for the postpartum period.
Expectant parents are provided with coping tools and exercises, and you will learn about vaginal delivery, anesthesia, cesarean delivery and newborn care. Similar programs are also available for siblings and grandparents.
A Safe Haven for Newborns
If you're not prepared to be a mom or take care of your newborn, and you don't have anyone to ask for help, there's a place where you can take your baby to ensure his or her safety and health – a Safe Haven. All hospitals in Pennsylvania are Safe Havens. All you have to do is give your newborn (up to 28 days old) to any hospital. That's all. No one will ask questions. No one will judge you. If it's a secret, it will stay a secret.
Call the Pennsylvania Safe Haven Helpline, at 1-866-921-SAFE (7233).
Terry O'Brien, RN, MSN
1020 Sansom Street, Room 1052
Philadelphia, PA 19107