The birth of a child is one of the most cherished moments in life. The Birthing Center at Howard Young Medical Center offers several different opportunities for childbirth education. As you prepare for your hospitalization and birth experience, classes can be an important first step. You will learn about baby care basics and tips that will help you as you enter the next phase of parenting. Since some of the classes are limited in size, please register for your classes well before your scheduled due date. Call the Birthing Center at 715.356.8500 for more information or to register. You can also download and print our registration brochure.
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Prepared Childbirth Classes
Expectant mothers are encouraged to attend these classes with their partner or other support persons that will be their labor companion. Suggested enrollment for classes is recommended 6-8 weeks prior to your due date (about the start of your 7th month of pregnancy). Our classes focus on labor and delivery process, relaxation breathing and comfort measures. The instructors are experienced Birthing Center Registered Nurses and other Health Care Providers.
Each series consists of five classes, held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 pm in Classrooms 2 & 3 at Howard Young Medical Center. Registration is required as we may need to change dates or cancel for unexpected reasons and will let you know if that should occur.
Class 1: Labor and delivery: What’s it all about?
Class 2: Effective laboring skills
Class 3: Your newborn is here
Class 4: Breastfeeding: Off to a great start!
Class 5: Family and friends CPR
Registration Information: You may register online or call 715-356-8500. It is recommended to attend this class during your seventh month of pregnancy. Please register 1 – 2 months in advance of the series you choose to attend (your fifth to sixth month of pregnancy). Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
The cost is $25 for the 5-week series; however, please do not let registration fees prevent you from registering for a class.
Once you have registered a confirmation will be sent via email or postal mail.
Evening CLasses Run 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Saturday Classes Run 8 a.m. – 3:30 PM
Series F: Saturday, September 17
CPR: Wednesday, September 21
Series G: October 18, 25; November 1,8,15
To register or for more information, please call 715.356.8500.