Prenatal, Childbirth Classes & Events

mother and baby

Browse Owensboro Health’s upcoming childbirth classes and events—all of which are FREE. Sign up online, email us at prenataleducation@owensborohealth.org, or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

First Trimester

Healthy Pregnancy: First Trimester

You’ll learn about:

  • Pregnancy discomforts and ways to help
  • Tips for a healthy pregnancy
  • Pregnancy warning signs
  • Community resources and classes available through Owensboro Health

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates

Second & Third Trimester

Prepared for Childbirth Series

During this three-night series or two-morning series of classes, you and your support person will learn about:

  • Preparing for Labor
  • Pregnancy warning signs
  • Onset of Labor
  • When to go to the Hospital
  • Active Labor through Birth
  • Labor and pushing positions for birth
  • Comfort techniques
  • Tips for partners
  • Medical procedures during Active Labor through birth
  • Epidural/Spinal Anesthesia
  • Cesarean birth
  • Recovery and postpartum
  • Tour of Maternity Services

You’ll find this series especially useful when you’re about seven months pregnant.

Cost: Free

Register online or view upcoming dates on the links below:

Breastfeeding Class

You and your support person will learn:

  • The health benefits of breastfeeding
  • How to position and latch your infant
  • How to use a breast pump
  • How to prepare for your return to work
  • Ways that Owensboro Health’s certified lactation consultants can help

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register or view upcoming dates

Prepared for Childbirth Express Class

During this one-time class, you and your support person will get a shortened overview of the birth process, including epidurals.

This class provides a general overview of birth for those planning to get an epidural or who need to get the information in a shorter time.

It is recommended to take our Prepared Childbirth class series if you plan for a natural birth. The Comfort Measures Workshop will offer an in-depth practice of labor exercises and comfort techniques.

Topics we cover

  • Preparing for Labor
  • Pregnancy warning signs
  • Onset of Labor
  • When to go to the Hospital
  • Active Labor through Birth
  • Medical procedures during Active Labor through birth
  • Epidural/Spinal Anesthesia
  • Cesarean birth
  • Recovery and postpartum

You’ll find this series especially useful when you’re about six or seven months pregnant.

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates

Baby Care & Safety

You and your support person will learn about:

  • Selecting a pediatrician
  • What to expect at birth
  • Newborn communication
  • Newborn care, including how to give your newborn a bath and change diapers
  • Safety in the home
  • Community resources

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates

Hands-On Childbirth Comfort Workshop

This class complements the Prepared Childbirth Series.

This is a one-hour class for those who want hands-on practice with natural comfort techniques:

  • Breathing
  • Relaxation
  • Massage
  • Helpful positions for labor

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates

C-Section Class

If you plan to deliver your baby via C-section, take this class to learn about medical interventions, anesthesia (including epidurals and spinal), and the surgery itself.

You and your support person will learn:

  • Pregnancy warning signs & preterm labor
  • Medical interventions
  • Anesthesia, including epidurals and spinals
  • Cesarean Birth/Anesthesia
  • Recovery and postpartum
  • We offer a tour at the end of the class for those who want one, but it may add 30 minutes to the class time.

This class is for moms planning to have a scheduled C-section and not having a vaginal delivery. If you are already in a Prepared Childbirth Class series, you will not need this additional class.

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates

Maternity Services Tour

We know COVID-19 may have disrupted expectant parents’ plans to tour our facility. Touring Maternity Services before your delivery can ease day-of stress. To support parents during this time, we’re offering virtual tours via Webex, hosted by one of our prenatal patient educators. Virtual tours are offered during all Prepared Childbirth classes.

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates

Car Seat Safety

Join Owensboro Health for a virtual car seat safety class and get a FREE car seat! Classes are free and open to the public, with a limit of eight participants in each session for an interactive experience. Once the class has been completed, participants will be contacted to arrange pick up of their free car seat.

Visit the Last Month of Pregnancy page to view upcoming dates for this class, review important checklists and find car seat check appointment contact information.

Not your first baby?

Refresher Childbirth Class

You and your support person will brush-up on topics such as:

  • Preparing for Labor
  • Onset of Labor and First Stage of Labor
  • Active Labor through Birth
  • Labor and pushing positions for birth
  • Comfort techniques
  • Tips for partners
  • Medical procedures during Active Labor through birth
  • Epidural/Spinal Anesthesia
  • Cesarean birth
  • Recovery and postpartum
  • We offer a tour at the end of the class for those who want one, but it may add 30 minutes to the class time.

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates. Available by request. Please email prenataleducation@owensborohealth.org to schedule a class.

Sibling Class

We are currently unable to meet in-person for this class. However, we will send resources for you to help your child when you register.

Accompany your children to this class, which includes a video to help them understand their feelings about their soon-to-be sibling. Hands-on learning activities prepare big brothers and big sisters for their new baby brother or sister. Tell your child to bring a baby-sized doll or stuffed animal for class activities.

The class includes a tour and T-shirt provided by Owensboro Health Volunteer Auxiliary.

Cost: Free

CLICK HERE to register online or view upcoming dates

Contact Us

Send us questions, comments or ideas for new prenatal classes through our online form.

For more information on Maternity Services call 270-417-5300.

For more information on Lactation Services call 270-417-5338.

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    26
    Monday
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    *We are currently unable to meet in-person for this class. However, we will email resources when you register.* This is a one-hour class for the participants who want hands-on practice with natural comfort techniques: breathing, relaxation, massage, positioning.
  • Jul
    29
    Thursday
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    This event will cover the basics of car seat safety.
  • Aug
    5
    Thursday
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This virtual class is designed for the beginning of pregnancy, so register as soon as you find out you're pregnant!
  • Aug
    5
    Thursday
    6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
    *Currently offering virtual tours!* A guided tour through Maternity Services at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, including Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby Units.
  • Aug
    9
    Monday
    5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
    Prepare your child(ren) for their new sibling by attending our virtual sibling class!
  • Aug
    9
    Monday
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    *Currently virtual* Partners encouraged to attend! This class covers the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, positioning infant, latch, returning to work, and using a breast pump.

Relax With A Pregnancy Massage

pregnant woman

A pregnancy massage at Healthpark can help you feel more comfortable and relaxed, enjoy better sleep, reduce morning sickness and even calm your unborn baby.

Call 270-688-5433