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.
Who Should Attend Classes?
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?
Childbirth Classes should begin in the 6th or 7th month of pregnancy. We offer a one-day series that is held on Saturdays from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for those of you that would like to complete the entire series in one day. You will be asked at your 24th week of pregnancy if you would like to sign up for any of these class sections and the dates of the series will be given at that time.
What To Bring To Class?
Classes are held in our office waiting room and you need to bring two pillows and one small blanket every evening except the night of the first class. For those of you that are interested in the Saturday all day series, you will need to bring two pillows and a small blanket at that class. The charge for any of these three series is $60.00. Checks should be made out to the nurse teaching the class the night of the first class.
Instructors: Denise Russell, RN
*You may call or email the office to register for a class. Classes are held in the lobby of our office. They begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:30. Lunch is on your own.
Next class is Saturday May 7th from 9am-3pm, June 11th 9am-3pm, July 9th 9-3, August 6th 9-3, September 10th 9-3, October 8th 9-3, Nov. 5th 9-3, Dec. 3rd. 9-3.