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.

    There is no charge for this class.

    2021 Five-Week Evening Session | 7PM-9PM

    • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    • July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2
    • October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1

    Breastfeeding Class (last class of each session above) | 7PM-9PM

    • March 29
    • August 2
    • November 1

    Instructors: (Nurses in the Family Birth Place)

    • Karol Frack, RN, IBCLC
    • Stephanie Guilfoyle, RN
    • Heather Stephens, RN
    • Jenna Wight, RN, CCE


    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.


    Since this is a free class, there is no charge for cancellation. We ask that you kindly notify us 48 hours in advance of the first class by calling Call785-229-8458 if you need to cancel for any reason.

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