Prepared Childbirth Wednesday Series
Prepared Childbirth Wednesday Classes are held one evening a week for 4 weeks. These classes are offered on Wednesday from 4:00-6:30 pm.
Does not include Tour of Maternity Services at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in these dates & time. Must register for tour separately.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 1-4:
This 4 night class series is designed to take around 7 months of pregnancy and includes:
-First class: Review preterm labor, high blood pressure in pregnancy & warning signs, discuss common pregnancy discomforts of 3rd trimester & fetal development. Breathing and relaxation techniques to help with the end of pregnancy and prepare for labor.
Second class: Continued practice of relaxation and breathing techniques. Preparing for labor, Discussion of labor pain, Onset & stages of labor, Comfort measures & labor positions, role of the coach.
Third class: - Understanding medical interventions during labor, Pain relief medications and epidural anesthesia, and Cesarean birth
Forth Class- Labor review and postpartum physical & lifestyle changes
The Baby Care & Safety Class and the Breastfeeding Class information is NOT covered on Wednesdays. Those classes are offered on separate Thursday nights. Also must register for a time to tour hospital separately.
For May 2014 Wednesday Class Series the 3rd Childbirth class will be on Monday 5/19 to avoid class during week of Memorial Day.
Recommended for Mom & partner due in July: May Prepared Childbirth Class Series. May or June Breastfeeding class, Baby Care & Safety class and Hospital tour.
Also recommended for Mom & partner due in July are the January, February or March Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and the Nutrition & Exercise classes.