Maternal/Family Courses

Childbirth Classes:

The Bump - $10
Bump to Birth and Beyond - $20
Lactation 101 - $10
Infant and Child Safety - $10
Certified Siblings - $5 per child

To register please contact:
Kerrie Asche, RN
Women's Health Manager
308-754-4421 ext. 604


Class Information:

The Bump: Understanding Pregnancy             $10
Class provides a rundown of your entire pregnancy to prepare you for all stages!

Topics Include:

  • Fetal Development
  • Medical Care throughout Pregnancy
  • Nutrition/Exercise
  • Discomforts
  • Hazards
  • Emotions

Sign up at the beginning of your pregnancy and our Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse will be in contact with you to set up a time.

Bump to Birth and Beyond: Understanding Birth, Postpartum, and Newborn            $20
Everything you need to know to prepare for childbirth, postpartum, and take care of your newborn baby

Topics Include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Comfort Techniques
  • Medical Procedures
  • Cesarean Birth
  • NewbornsTraits: behaviors, crying and comforting, feeding, diapering, cleaning and dressing, health, safety, circumcision, cord care, signs of infection, jaundice, well baby visits, car seat safety, SIDS, abusive head trauma, and when to call your provider/911
  • FeedingSkin to skin: breastfeeding basics, hunger cues, latching, preventing engorgement, formula feeding
  • PostpartumPerineal care: cesarean care, baby blues, postpartum mood disorders, when to call your healthcare provider/911
  • Exercises

Sign up for this 2 day course and our Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse will be in contact with you to set up a time.

Lactation 101: Understanding Breastfeeding           $10

Topics Include:

  •  Basics of breastfeeding with our Certified Lactation Counselor
  • How breastfeeding works
  • How to breastfeed
  • When to feed your baby
  • Getting enough milk
  • Breast care
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle
         

This is a supplemental class to learn all about breastfeeding and your chance to ask questions about your breastfeeding journey 

 Sign up for this course and our Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse will be in contact with you to set up a time.

 Infant and Child Safety            $10
Infant and childhood accidents are preventable, but only when parents and caregivers learn how to reduce risk. This class teaches life-saving safety information for parents, grandparents, and other care givers. Anyone can sign up for this class.

Topics Include:

  • Car safety
  • Safe baby care
  • Home safety
  • Poisons
  • Emergency preparedness

Sign up for this course and our Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse will be in contact with you to set up a time.

Certified Siblings            $5/per child
For big brothers or sisters getting ready for their new role.

 It's an exciting time while you wait for your new baby's arrival. Some siblings can't wait; others would like this to tyke to take a hike. Classes are offered for children age 3 to 5 and age 6 to 9. Join other parents and new siblings to talk about

  • How a baby comes into this world on their "birth" day
  • How to help care for a baby- hands on practice time with a doll for the big brother/sister
  • How a baby's needs are different than big brother/sister
  • Questions siblings might have about what's ahead.

Sign up for this course and our Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse will be in contact with you to set up a time

Partners can come too!


Learn support strategies for the labor process, childcare basics & safety.

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