Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Class

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We welcome you and a partner or support person to join our Women's and Childbirth Services nurses for a one-day, two-part class to prepare you for the birth of your baby and your first weeks at home with your little one.  Many parents find that attending the class provides the knowledge and techniques to approach the upcoming birth and newborn period with confidence and skill. 

Birthing classes are held as a three part series, and are designed to provide an overview of essential birth and newborn care concepts. The course will cover labor and birth, in which you and your partner will review stages of labor, labor positions, relaxation techniques, medical procedures and pain management. Our lactation consultant will lead the breastfeeding and newborn care portion of the class, in which you and your partner will learn tips and tricks to help you and your baby get a great start to breastfeeding to ensure long-term success! 

Learning the basics of newborn care as well as typical newborn behavior can make these early weeks extra special and make the transition to your growing family a smooth one. 
We recommend taking the course 4-8 weeks prior to your due date.

*Please note, that classes are only open to patients planning to give birth at Prairie Ridge Health.

Our next series will run 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. each of the following nights (attendees attend all three classes)
  • Part I: January 10, 2024 - Labor & Birth
  • Part II: January 17, 2024 - Breastfeeding & Newborn Care
  • Part III: January 24, 2024 - Antepartum & Tour
For questions or additional information, please contact Chris DeLapp at 920-623-1276.

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Learn about Infant CPR at PRH

The course teaches skills using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows Instructors to observe students, provide feedback, and guide students’ learning of skills.

Contact Chris DeLapp, Education Manager at (920) 623-1276 or to register or learn more.

Learn about Labor, Birth and Postpartum Care at PRH

We want you to feel prepared for your baby’s birth. We will discuss what you can expect from your care here at the Birth Center. Your preparation is enhanced by attending our childbirth and breastfeeding classes as well as completing a birth plan.

We look forward to meeting you at our Planning for Baby Hospital Visit. We will contact you near the end of your pregnancy to schedule.  

Chris DeLapp, Education Manager at (920) 623-1276 or to learn more.