Baptist Health Lexington is pleased to offer FREE Virtual Childbirth Education Classes!

Pre-registration is not necessary.
Class dates and access information:
For more information: 859-260-6357 or

Overview of labor, birth, postpartum and baby care including a photo tour of the hospital

Natural pain management methods for labor

Tips for grandparents-to-be, including infant care and safety updates



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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

  • June 6, 2020
  • July 11, 2020
  • August 8, 2020
  • September 12, 2020
  • October 10, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • December 5, 2020


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.