Mother Baby Hour

Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

7 min Average

Mother Baby Hour

In alignment with UnityPoint Health - Meriter's updated safety and prevention measures related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our class, events and tours have been suspended effectively immediately through the end of April. The situation continues to evolve and we will be updating you as we have more information. 

If you are currently enrolled in our offerings, Women's Health Education Department will be contacting you to discuss your registration. Due to a high volume of calls, please allow us 5-7 business days to contact you. We will be updating this page as we have more information. 

During this challenging time, new and expectant mothers can continue to find support and community on our Mother Baby Hour private Facebook group. Please email or call 608-417-8446 expressing your interest in this group and provide the email address associated with your Facebook account. You will then receive an invitation at this email address.  

De acuerdo con las medidas de seguridad y prevención de UnityPoint-Health Meriter relacionadas con el COVID-19 (Coronavirus), nuestras clases, eventos y tours se han suspendido con efecto inmediato hasta el final de abril del 2020. Esta situación continúa desarrollándose y los mantendrémos informados a medida que tengamos más información. Su usted está actualmente registrada en una de nuestras clases, el Departamente de Educación para la Salud de la Mujer se pondrá en contacto con usted para platicar acerca de su registro. Debido al alto número de llamadas, permítanos por favor de 5-7 días hábiles para contactarla. Actualizaremos está página al tener más información.

Mother Baby Hour is a time for parents and their babies to get together to ask questions, express concerns, receive infant feeding support, learn about resources and share stories. Registered Nurses who are also International Board Certified Lactation Consultants facilitate the groups and offer a weekly topic. 

Join us as soon as you are ready to venture out with your newborn. You will find a very baby friendly atmosphere where feeding, fussiness, and diaper changes are all welcome! We have two groups based on your baby's age to recognize the unique joys and challenges at different ages and stages.

For more information on our birthing center please review our Birthing Center Tour Booklet

Helpful Information

Each week, we welcome new parents and babies to our groups. Here are a few things new members will want to know:

  • All baby behavior is expected!
  • Both groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • 1:00 pm for mothers with infants 0-3 months (free) 
    • 11:00 am for mothers of infants 3-9 months ($60/12 weeks)
  • We have an infant scale, a dedicated diapering area and a lending library of parenting books. 
  • A typical hour will include introductions; issues, questions and concerns; educational topics and free time. 

Mother Baby Hour for 0 - 3 Months

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm OR Thursdays at 1:00 pm (FREE). 
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This group is designed just for moms, as they navigate the transition to early motherhood and the early weeks of newborn care and breastfeeding. 

Topics Include: 

  • Time Management for New Parents
  • Worries, Forgetfulness and Depression
  • Fussy Times
  • Immunizations. Ouch!
  • Nighttime Parenting
  • Traveling with Baby & Car Seat Check-Up
  • Changing Relationships
  • Feeding Concerns
  • Taking Care of Mom
  • Birth Stories
  • Returning to Work/ Finding Childcare
  • Pelvic Health and Intimacy

Mother Baby Hour for 3-9 Months

Tuesdays at 11:00 am OR Thursdays at 11:00 am ($60 for 12 weeks).
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Your baby is continuing to grow, change, and learn new skills! Join our group of parents and babies as you prepare for this exciting, active stage of your baby's development! We welcome all parents or caregivers in our older group.

Topics include: 

  • Changing Relationships
  • Mindful Parenting
  • Exercise and Body Image 
  • Planning Another Baby... or Not? 
  • Intro to Solid Foods and Cereal to Finger Foods 
  • Music with Baby
  • Getting Any Sleep Yet? 
  • Parenthood Transitions 
  • Safety at Home and in Public
  • Playful Activities with Baby
  • Creating Family Rituals
  • Read to Me
  • Sign Language for Baby
  • Parenting Favorites
  • Infant See
  • Living with Less Income and More Expenses
  • Nurture in Nature 
  • Teething and Illness
  • Let's Do Lunch 

Insurance Reimbursement

This offering may be eligible for wellness rewards or reimbursement. Please check with your health insurance provider for program details. Physicians Plus | Quartz | Group Health Cooperative


Meriter Business Center
2650 Novation Parkway
Madison, WI 53713