Childbirth Preparation

  • Cost: Free
  • Event Type: Class
  • A class covering pregnancy, labor, newborn care and breastfeeding.

    Education is the key for a positive birth experience. Learn what you need to know for the best possible start to your baby’s life.

    Five Week Evening Session | 7PM-9PM

    No charge if delivering at AdventHealth Ottawa*.

    • Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
    • July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3
    • Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2

    Instructors: (Nurses in the Family Birth Place)

    • Jenna Wight, RN, CCE
    • Chelsie Keith, RN, CCE
    • Karol Frack, RN, IBCLC


    Have questions? Call Brenda Pfizenmaier at Call785-229-8458

    What You Will Learn:

    • Nutrition
    • Tour of the Family Birth Place/Operating Room
    • Discomforts of pregnancy
    • Cesarean birth
    • Terminology
    • Postpartum
    • Warning signs
    • Breathing and relaxation
    • Prenatal exercises and body mechanics
    • Labor rehearsal
    • Delivery of baby and placenta
    • Sexuality/Contraception
    • Signs of approaching labor
    • Getting off to a good start
    • False vs. true labor
    • How to know if baby is getting enough?
    • Contractions
    • Positioning
    • Stages and phases of labor
    • Problem interventions
    • When to go to the hospital
    • Nutrition
    • Film on childbirth
    • Pumping and storage
    • Fetal heart monitor
    • Characteristics of breast milk
    • Pushing – positions and breathing
    • Lifestyle
    • Pumping and storage
    • Assessment
    • Delivery of baby and placenta
    • When to seek help

    Infant Care

    • Characteristics of newborn
    • Bathing
    • Cord care
    • Circumcision care
    • Feeding cues
    • Family life with baby
    • S.I.D.S.

    Participants should complete the class, if possible, 6 weeks before due date.

    Register early to guarantee a place in class.


    A full refund will be given if a complete session is cancelled within 48 hours of a scheduled session. AdventHealth Ottawa reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances with facilities equipment and instructors.

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