Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

Parenthood: Preparing & Beyond

Register now for any of these classes

St. Joseph Hospital’s parenting classes help you understand and appreciate the uniqueness of your pregnancy. We’ll provide resources and support in a safe, caring environment and ensure you feel supported and confident as you anticipate the arrival of your little one! Coming soon—a selection of online classes!

Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Inspection and Education

Call (603) 595-3055 to schedule an appointment, available twice per month.
Our certified child passenger safety technicians will assist you with installing an age- and size-appropriate safety system in your vehicle to ensure your child travels safely. We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment prior to week 36 of your pregnancy.

Parenting Support Groups

For your convenience, we offer weekly parenting support groups at two of our Nashua locations. Our experienced staff creates a positive, safe community for you to share the joys and challenges of parenthood. In this group, you’ll learn tips and tricks on a variety of topics, such as feeding, soothing, communications, self-care and more.

Maternal Child Health Classroom, 172 Kinsley St, Nashua
603.595.3162, Monday, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Conference Room, 75 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua
603.595.3076, Wednesday, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

One-on-One Support

Lactation Program and Support

During your hospital stay, our committed nursing team will spend one-on-one time with you and your newborn. Our certified lactation consultants will help you learn how to breast- or bottle-feed your baby and ensure you’re entirely comfortable with whichever option you choose.

At-home Support

When you leave our Maternal Child Health Center, compassionate care follows you home. Our nursing staff is available by phone 24/7 to answer questions about you or your baby. If you need additional support breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, a lactation consultant will follow-up with you and continue to provide support for as long as you need it. If you’d like to arrange for an outpatient lactation visit, please contact Teri D’Onofrio at 603.595.5300 - ext. 66047 or

Stay Tuned.

We'll be announcing upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 events soon!