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Prenatal & Childbirth Classes & Events

Make pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood easier with skills you and your family learn at a variety of free classes and events at Owensboro Health.

Sign Up For Prenatal & Childbirth Classes

Browse Owensboro Health’s upcoming childbirth classes and events—all of which are free. Then, sign up online for yourself or a family member.

Welcome To Pregnancy Open House

You’ll Learn About

  • Nutrition
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Do’s and Don’ts during pregnancy
  • Classes and other resources available through Owensboro Health and Healthpark

Take this class soon after your first prenatal appointment with your obstetrician/gynecologist or midwife. Then, follow up with our Pregnancy Nutrition & Exercise class and Prepared Childbirth series.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cathy Wimsatt, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Pregnancy Nutrition & Exercise

During This Moms-Only Class, You’ll Learn About

  • Fun, low-impact exercises you can do throughout pregnancy
  • Preparing delicious, healthy foods
  • How much weight you can expect to gain during pregnancy
  • Community resources for expectant and new moms
  • Amenities and services available at Healthpark

You may take this class anytime, but you’ll find it especially useful when you’re 12–24 weeks pregnant. This class makes a great follow-up to our Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and precedes our Prepared Childbirth series.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructors: Healthpark exercise physiologists

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration line at 270-417-5303.

Prepared Childbirth Tuesday Series

During This Three-Night Series Of Classes, You And Your Partner Will Learn About:

Preparing For Labor (Class 1)

  • What to expect during the last trimester
  • Labor pain and pain theories
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Symptoms of pregnancy complications
  • Signs of pre-term labor and pre-labor
  • Onset and first stage of labor
  • Packing for the hospital
  • When to go to the hospital

This class includes a tour of our obstetric emergency department.

Labor And Birth Choices (Class 2)

  • Medical interventions and pain relief during labor
  • Labor positions
  • Comfort techniques
  • Tips for partners

This class includes a tour of our labor and delivery unit.

Beyond Labor (Class 3)

  • Labor rehearsal exercise
  • Cesarean birth (C-section)
  • Postpartum physical and lifestyle changes
  • Signs of postpartum complications

This class includes a tour of our mother/baby unit.

You’ll find this series especially useful when you’re about seven months pregnant. These classes make an excellent follow-up to our Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and Pregnancy Nutrition & Exercise class.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cathy Wimsatt, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Prepared Childbirth Wednesday Series

During This Three-Night Series Of Classes, You And Your Partner Will Learn About:

Preparing For Labor (Class 1)

  • What to expect during the last trimester
  • Labor pain and pain theories
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Symptoms of pregnancy-related complications
  • Signs of pre-term labor and pre-labor
  • Onset and first stage of labor
  • Packing for the hospital
  • When to go to the hospital

This class includes a tour of our obstetric emergency department.

Labor And Birth Choices (Class 2)

  • Medical interventions and pain relief during labor
  • Labor positions
  • Comfort techniques
  • Tips for partners

This class includes a tour of our labor and delivery unit.

Beyond Labor (Class 3)

  • Labor rehearsal exercise
  • Cesarean birth (C-section)
  • Postpartum physical and lifestyle changes
  • Signs of postpartum complications

This class includes a tour of our mother/baby unit.

You’ll find this series especially useful when you’re about seven months pregnant. These classes make an excellent follow-up to our Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and Pregnancy Nutrition & Exercise class.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cathy Wimsatt, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Prepared Childbirth Saturday Series

During This Two-Morning Series Of Classes, You And Your Partner Will Enjoy Activities, Games And Videos That Explore Topics Such As:

  • Fetal development
  • Signs of preterm labor
  • Labor and delivery process
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Breathing techniques
  • Coach’s role
  • Cesarean birth and anesthesia
  • Recovery and postpartum care

You’ll find this series especially useful when you’re about seven months pregnant. These classes make an excellent follow-up to our Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and Pregnancy Nutrition & Exercise class.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cristin Whitaker, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Prepared Childbirth Express Series

During This Class, You And Your Partner Will Get A Condensed Overview Of The Birth Process, Including Epidurals And Medical Pain Relief.

Topics Covered

First Class:

  • Preterm labor
  • High blood pressure in pregnancy
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques during the final weeks of pregnancy and labor

Second Class:

  • Preparing for labor
  • Managing labor pain
  • Onset and stages of labor
  • Coach’s role

Third Class:

  • Medical interventions during labor
  • Pain medications and epidural anesthesia
  • Cesarean birth
  • Postpartum physical and lifestyle changes

During this series, you and your partner will tour our Maternity Services department. (To visit our facilities with additional loved ones, register for a separate tour.)

You’ll find this series especially useful when you’re about seven months pregnant. These classes make an excellent follow-up to our Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and Pregnancy Nutrition & Exercise class.

For in-depth practice of labor exercises that comfort you without medication, take our Prepared Childbirth Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday Series plus the Comfort Measures Workshop.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cathy Wimsatt, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Refresher Childbirth Class

You And Your Partner Will Brush-up On Topics Such As:

  • Preterm labor
  • Onset and stages of labor
  • When to call the doctor
  • Comfort measures and labor positioning
  • Breathing and relaxation exercises
  • Pain medications
  • Medical interventions
  • Cesarean birth and anesthesia
  • Coach's role

This course includes a tour for Expectant Parents.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cathy Wimsatt, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Maternity Services Tour

Visit our mother/baby suites, labor and delivery area, obstetric emergency department and recovery rooms.

Pregnant women are invited to bring one guest on the tour. Each person must register separately that is not listed as the labor partner. To request to bring additional guests, enter their names in the comments field when you register online. If you receive approval to bring children, please remind them to stay quiet, remain with you at all times and avoid touching patient beds during the tour.

You’ll find the Maternity Services entrance to the right of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department entrance. After entering the building, turn left and take the elevator to the third floor.

Bring your photo ID to check in for the tour. No walk-in tours will be given.

All tours begin promptly at the scheduled time from the entrance to Maternity Services. If you miss the start time, you must reschedule.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cristin Whitaker, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Breastfeeding Class

You And Your Partner 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 Owensboro Health’s certified lactation consultants can help you

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Elaine Berry, RN, IBCLC

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Baby Care & Safety

You And Your Partner Will Learn About:

  • How to make each room at home safe for your baby and care for your baby the first week
  • How to give your newborn a bath and change diapers
  • How to use car seats safely
  • Ways to calm your baby using the “Five S’s” and mimicking the womb environment
  • When to call your Pediatrician
  • Minor conditions at birth, medical procedures, care of baby in the hospital, well baby checks, immunizations and much more from our guest pediatrician.

During the class, you’ll be able to ask a Pediatrician your child-care questions.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cristin Whitaker, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Hands-On Childbirth Comfort Workshop

This Class Supplements The Prepared Childbirth Series.

Practice breathing exercises and relaxation techniques, and discover the benefits of massage and certain labor positions. Hands on practice of comfort techniques for non-medicated labor and delivery.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cristin Whitaker, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

C-Section Class

If you plan to deliver your baby via C-section, you and your partner may take this class to learn about medical interventions, anesthesia (including epidurals and spinals) and the surgery itself. This class includes a tour.

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cathy Wimsatt, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.

Sibling Class

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.

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

Cost: Free

Register

Instructor: Cathy Wimsatt, RN, BSN, CCE

Contact: E-mail or call the Prenatal Education Registration Line at 270-417-5303.


Contact Us

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

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

Relax With A Pregnancy Massage

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. For more information, call 270-688-5433.

Related Locations

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  • Healthpark
    Healthpark

    270-688-5433

    1006 Ford Avenue
    Owensboro, KY 42301

  • Henderson
    Henderson

    270-826-9444

    3135 Zion Road
    Henderson, KY 42420

  • Multicare
    Multicare

    270-821-4444

    444 South Main Street
    Madisonville, KY 42431