Childbirth Education

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Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of life...parenthood! For an optimal birthing experience, we offer Childbirth Education Programs. Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran, we encourage you to take advantage of these classes.  

Childbirth Preparation Class
Certified childbirth educators will cover: signs and stages of labor; relaxation and breathing techniques; pain management and epidural anesthesia; postpartum and newborn care; and car seat safety. This four week course also includes a tour of the labor and delivery, nursery and post-partum areas. Due to the informative and timely nature of this course, your support person is encouraged to participate, and we ask you schedule your session at least two months prior to your due date.

Weekday Childbirth Education Classes
Wednesdays - March 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays - May 1, 8, 15, 22
Tuesdays -  July 9, 16, 23, 30
Wednesdays - September 4, 11, 18, 25
Tuesdays - November 5, 12, 19, 26

We also offer a Saturday Childbirth Preparation Class which covers the same topics in a condensed, one day session from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Saturday Childbirth Preparation Class Schedule for 2018 is: 
February 23
April 10
August 10
October 12

The Childbirth Preparation Class, whether you attend the four week session or the one day session, costs $40. Classes are held in the Birthing and Women's Unit at UH Samaritan Medical Center.

If you have questions feel free to call 419-207-2438.

Breastfeeding Class
Please note the change for 2019...
Because we are working to become a Baby Friendly Hospital we will incorporate breastfeeding education into the childbirth preparation series, so there will no longer be a separate breastfeeding class.

Additional Class Information
If financial hardships prevent you from participating in these classes, please call us at (419) 207-2437 for assistance with class fee payment.