Prenatal Class Offerings

Mother with infant child

 

These classes provide you with information related to a variety of topics within the pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn spectrum. We offer many class options in order to best fit your schedule and offer a comprehensive prenatal education program.

The Bundle (Offered one Saturday each month) - The fee for this class is $50
Time: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class covers end of pregnancy, prelude to labor, vaginal birth, medical procedures, cesarean sections, postpartum care, newborn baby care and preparations for going home all in one 8 hour class. It is held on one Saturday each month.

Baby-Steps (Offered in three separate 2-hour sessions) - The fee for each session is $25
Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This class covers end of pregnancy, prelude to labor, vaginal birth, medical procedures, cesarean sections, postpartum care, newborn baby care and preparations for going home, but are a la carte. You can attend one, or all of them allowing you to choose the classes that meet your individual needs. They are held in three separate 2-hour sessions on Tuesday evenings. Classes are broken down as follows:

1st Session (2 hours)

  • End of Pregnancy
  • Prelude to labor
  • Labor
  • Vaginal Birth

2nd Session (2 hours)

  • Medical Procedures
  • Cesarean Sections

3rd Session (2 hours)

  • Postpartum Care
  • Newborn Baby Care
  • Preparations for Going Home

Breastfeeding 101 - This is a free class
Time: Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

This class covers the basics of breastfeeding, latching, positioning, knowing if your baby is getting what he or she needs and maintaining lactation upon returning to work or school. This class is held on a Wednesday evening approximately every 6 weeks.

Returning to Work/Pumping Class - The fee for this class is $25
Time: This class is held on Wednesday evenings approximately every 6 weeks from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

This class provides an overview of what to expect when returning to work, how to communicate to your employer about your needs as a nursing mother, and how to prepare your baby for the transition. We also discuss creating a pumping schedule, building a stored supply, the various kinds on pumps, and hands on pumping.

Additional Class Offerings

New Brother and Sister Class - The fee for this class is $10 per family
Time: Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Children ages 3 – 10 who are expecting a new sibling will learn the value of their new position as well as how they can be of help to mom and dad. It is suggested that siblings participate in this class a month before baby’s arrival. Please bring a baby doll.

Registration

For more information or to register for the above listed classes, contact us at:
Centralized Scheduling at Columbus Regional Hospital
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(812) 376-5500 or 1-800-841-4935

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