Saint Thomas Rutherford Newborn Care | Ascension Events
Health Education

Saint Thomas Rutherford Newborn Care

This ONE DAY class will prepare you and your support person for what to expect during your childbirth experience at Saint Thomas Rutherford.

It is recommended to take this class sometime between the 28th-36th week of pregnancy.

Topics include:

  • Tour of the Unit
  • Anatomy and Discomforts of Pregnancy
  • Pre-labor Signs
  • Onset and Stages of Labor
  • Basic Comfort Measures
  • Pain Management / Epidural
  • Interventions in Labor
  • Cesarean Section
  • Postpartum Care
  • Newborn Appearance and Procedures
  • Newborn Care

We offer a CPR for Family and Friends class at Saint Thomas Rutherford for those interested in learning lay-rescuer CPR in a safe manner for infants, children, and adults. Please visit for more details.

*Couples planning to have an unmedicated, “natural” childbirth may want to attend a class that provides a greater focus on natural labor pain management such as a Lamaze or Hypnobirthing class.

For additional information, please email or call 615-396-5376.

In the event you need to cancel your registration, please email to request a refund or to transfer your registration to another date. 

A full refund will be given if your class is cancelled by the site.