This class is a one-night series designed to help the expectant mother, or mother currently breastfeeding a baby, prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Topics include: the benefits of breastfeeding, proper positioning and latching, when and how to begin, troubleshooting common problems, breast pumps, and milk storage. Taught by certified lactation consultants and lactation educators. A breastfeeding book is included with the course. (If you are taking Childbirth 101, you do not need to register for this course--it is included.)
Please register early as classes fill quickly.
This is a beginning childbirth class for first-time mothers and support person to help prepare for the strenuous demands of labor and delivery (includes breastfeeding class). Participants will practice relaxation techniques and become physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for labor. Participants will gain an increased knowledge of the stages of labor, birth, comfort techniques, potential medical interventions including medications, cesarean birth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, baby care basics and making the transition to parenthood. It is recommended to schedule a childbirth class at the beginning of the third trimester to be taken during the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy. Class is a four week session.Please bring 2 pillows to class and wear comfortable clothing.
An entire childbirth class in 2 weeks! Includes all topics from Childbirth 101, a tour, and breathing techniques.
You are welcome to bring dinner with you to class!
Pregnancy, labor, and birth are so different when you are having twins or triplets! This class is geared towards the information expectant parents will need to know to feel more comfortable with the experience. Topics include: nutrition, weight gain, physician office visits, warning signs including preterm labor, stages of labor and birth, medical interventions, reasons for vaginal vs. Cesarean delivery, caring for your newborn, and breastfeeding.
Please register early as class can be canceled if not enough registrants the Monday before class begins.
This one-day Saturday class is not only for first-time parents who need to complete a childbirth class quickly, but great as a refresher course for returning parents. The course covers stages of labor, birth, medical interventions including cesarean birth and medication options, breathing and relaxation techniques, postpartum, and baby care basics. A labor and birth book is supplied with the class and a tour is offered. It is recommended that couples also register for the breastfeeding class. Please bring a sack lunch (or money for lunch in cafeteria) and 2 pillows to class.
Please register early to hold your spot in the class. You are welcome to bring snacks or a meal to class.
This one night childbirth class is for expectant parents who only have time for the shortened version of information for labor and birth. Though breathing and relaxation will be introduced as a comfort measure, there will not be practice time during the class. Couples will be given the information to practice on their own at home. Couples can register for Maternity Social to receive a tour of the birthing area. Topics covered in Childbirth 101 that are missing from this class include warning signs in pregnancy, guest speakers, postpartum, newborn care, and breastfeeding. Topics included in the class are:
The Maternity Social allows expecting parents the opportunity to discuss any last minute questions/concerns, tour the birthing rooms, and complete hospital pre-registration. An evening filled with valuable information, refreshments, and prizes.Free registration is for 2 people only. $5.00 per person for additional attendees to be paid at door. Event is not appropriate for children.
Hospital pre-registration begins at 5:30 pm near the main entrance. Please bring insurance information. Registration usually takes about 10-15 minutes and class will begin at 6 pm.
This class is designed for boys and girls at least 11 years old, and teaches how to safely care for children they babysit and how to be safe without an adult nearby. The class includes guest speakers from the police department and fire department. Course topics include babysitting basics, safety, discipline, basic first aid, CPR and much more! Piizza lunch and snacks are provided. All participants receive a backpack full of course materials and basic supplies for babysitting.
Come join us for a tour of the Women's and Children's area before coming to have your baby! We will meet in the Main Entrance lobby and leave on tour at exactly 5:30 pm. This event includes a tour only (please see Maternity Social for other options).