Prepared Childbirth Wednesday Series
Prepared Childbirth Wednesday Classes are held one evening a week for 3 weeks. These classes are usually offered on Wednesday from 6:00-8:30
When you register, whoever you list as a birthing partner on the registration form will automatically be registered for the class or tour you register for.
If in-person classes are cancelled due to Physical Distancing, We will offer the class online with WebEx. All registrants who sign up for this class will receive more information via email. A virtual tour is offered per WebEx during the class if in person classes and tours are cancelled.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 1-3:
This 3-night class series is designed to take around 6 or 7 months of pregnancy and includes:
Class 1: Preparing for Labor
Labor pain and pain theories
Pregnancy warning signs
Last trimester of pregnancy
Signs of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Signs of Preterm labor
Signs of Pre-Labor
Onset of Labor and 1st Stage of Labor
Packing your bag
When to go to the Hospital
Tour of OB ED
Breathing and Relaxation
Class 2: Labor & Birth Choices
Active Labor through Birth
Medical procedures during Active Labor through birth
Medical Pain relief
Labor and pushing positions for birth
Tour of Labor unit
Tips for partners
Class 3: Beyond Labor
Labor rehearsal exercise & wrap up
Tour of Mother/Baby unit
Post-Partum physical & lifetime changes
Warning signs for post-partum
The Baby Care & Safety Class and the Breastfeeding Class information are NOT covered on Wednesdays. Those classes are offered on separate Thursday nights. Hands-on Comfort Workshop for hands-on practice of breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques also available.
Tour of Maternity Services included through out 3 class series. May register for a separate tour if want to tour with other family/labor support people not attending childbirth classes.
Recommended for Mom & partner when mom 24-28 weeks of pregnancy if possible. Other classes recommended 24-28 weeks Are the Baby Care and Safety Class and the Breastfeeding Class.
Other classes recommended are the Early Pregnancy classes: Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and the Pregnancy Nutrition and Exercise classes