Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth is one of the most exciting and sometimes fearful times in the life of every parent to be. The purpose of childbirth education is to help parents gain understanding and confidence in their ability to deal with pregnancy. The classes provide information on healthy lifestyles, body changes during pregnancy, childbirth, labor and delivery, common obstetrical practices and newborn baby care. Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding information are also a part of these classes. We feel this information will reduce the stress of pregnancy, increase the enjoyment of childbirth, relieve fear of the unknown, and enhance the outcome of the pregnancy.

Childbirth Education Class Educator

Denise Russell, APRN, MHA, IBCLC

Our childbirth education classes are taught by Denise Russell, APRN, MHA, IBCLC. Denise is a nurse practitioner in our office and has also worked on the Mother-Baby floor at Baptist Health Lexington. She is a childbirth educator and Certified Lactation Consultant and a strong supporter of breastfeeding.

Who Should Attend Class?

All pregnant women will benefit from the classes. We encourage the father and/or person planning to accompany the mother during labor and delivery to attend.

When To Attend Classes?

We recommend that our patients attend a childbirth education class in their 6th or 7th month of pregnancy. We offer a one day class that is held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch. A nurse will discuss the classes at your 24-week prenatal visit. You will have the opportunity to register for the classes during your visit, or you may call, or email the office.


Classes are held in the waiting room at our Lexington office, 1700 Nicholasville Road, Suite 701. Free parking is available in the North Tower parking garage.


The charge for the class is $60.00 per couple and payment is due at the first class. Checks should be made payable to the nurse teaching the class.

Childbirth Education Class Schedule

  • 6/8/19 to June 8, 2019
  • 7/13/19 to July 13, 2019
  • 8/10/19 to August 10, 2019
  • 9/14/19 to September 14, 2019
  • 10/12/19 to October 12, 2019
  • 11/2/2019 to November 2, 2019
  • 12/7/2019 to December 7, 2019


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