Medical West Prepared Childbirth Class 

Medical West’s Childbirth class is held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and is designed to help expectant parents prepare for childbirth by teaching preparation for labor/delivery, postpartum care, and infant care. 

We recommend signing up for Childbirth classes no later than the 36th week of pregnancy. 

A tour of the OB unit is included and the mother is encouraged to bring her partner/support person to the course. Topics include:

  • Hospital tour
  • Discomforts of pregnancy
  • Signs of labor and the labor process
  • Preterm labor and what actions you can take
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Induction of labor
  • Pain medications for labor and birth
  • Assisted vaginal delivery (Episiotomy, vacuum extractor, forceps)
  • Cesarean birth
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Natural techniques for coping with labor
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn procedures
  • Baby care

This is your class! Each topic will be thoroughly covered until everyone is comfortable with the information. We encourage you to participate and ask questions. By the end of the class, you should have all your questions and concerns answered. 

 

Enroll in a Childbirth Class

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, February 08, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Saturday, April 11, 2020

 

 Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy: