Childbirth and Baby Basics Class | Ascension Events
Health Education

Childbirth and Baby Basics Class

Whether you're expecting your first child or your next, this class will help you and your support person know what to expect on delivery day and the transition home.

Our Childbirth and Postpartum Basics Class is a two part series that will help you and your support person prepare for your baby's birth and know what to expect - both physically and emotionally - both on delivery day and as your growing family transitions home. This class uses lectures, discussion, videos, posters and hands-on practice to increase your knowledge and decrease anxiety that you may be feeling about the birthing process.

Topics will include:

Day 1

  • the warning signs to watch for during pregnancy
  • what to bring for your hospital stay
  • the admission process
  • signs and stages of labor
  • relaxation and coping techniques
  • medical interventions
  • immediate care of the birthing person following delivery
  • immediate care of the newborn after delivery
  • overview of cesarean delivery

Day 2

  • pain relief in the postpartum period
  • newborn care in the first 48 hours
  • infant safety and sleep
  • basic infant care for the first two weeks
  • transitioning home from the hospital

A tour of the Family Birth Place will be available after class pending availability of a room on the unit.


Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
Monday
March 11, 2024
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Monday
April 1, 2024
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Monday
April 8, 2024
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

This class meets in the Family Birth Place classroom.  Enter through the Women's Hospital entrance, on the second floor next to the waiting area is the classroom. Snacks and drinks are welcome.