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Building a Healthy Baby

The Women's Hospital is pleased to provide the following classes to help you Build Your Healthy Baby!

Our classes will help you prepare for baby's arrival. View the calendar below, under the course descriptions. Call 812-842-4275 if you have any specific questions or concerns. Registration is required, so be sure to sign up early in your pregnancy so that you have more options and are able to reserve a class that works best with your schedule. We reserve the right to reschedule classes or cancel classes due to minimal numbers.  Please do not bring children to class.

It is best to complete all of your classes by the eighth month. This gives you time to: 

  • attend every class even if baby comes early
  • practice what was learned in class
  • discuss what you learned in class with your care provider

See our class offerings and course calendar below. Click on a class to see the course description. Click on a calendar event to register for that date.



From Pregnant to Parent (4 week series or Marathon Saturday):

Students will receive:
  • An evidence based childbirth book with links to online videos and pdf files at the beginning of class.
  • A Free Safe Sleep Survival Kit including Halo Sleep Sack, fitted pack & play sheet, & board book.  Courtesy of Cribs for Kids. 
  • What to expect for labor and birth
  • Medicated and unmedicated labor techniques
  • Hospital tour
  • Hands-on baby care
  • Anesthesiologist visit if time allows
  • Breastfeeding & Beyond class included in 4 week series (condensed in Marathon Saturday class)

Class Cost : $40 per couple.
Weeknight option includes four Thursday sessions (one per week).

Weekend options include one Saturday session  9am - 4pm.

*Sessions may be attended individually for $15/session.  Please call 812-842-4275 for more information.

eLearn Childbirth Education 

Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your home. 

  • Receive an evidence-based childbirth book by mail. 
  • Topics include pregnancy, labor, comfort techniques, and medical procedures. 
  • Corresponding website access with video clips, checklists and interactive tools
  • Suitable for women wanting an epidural or wanting natural childbirth
  • Valuable newborn care and breastfeeding information included.
Class Cost: $15
Registrants will have 24/7 online access for six weeks.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga
Prenatal Yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing.  Studies have suggested that prenatal yoga can improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, increase strength and flexibility needed for childbirth and decrease low back pain, nausea, carpel tunnel syndrome and headaches. Join our certified prenatal yoga instructor for a 6-week yoga session and see the benefits for yourself.

Class Cost: $60 for a 6 week session

See the schedule below to register for one of the offered 6 week sessions.

Infant Massage

Bring your new baby (2 weeks old to crawling) and join our certified infant massage instructor as you learn and then practice infant massage techniques. These techniques may help with the following:
  • Colds
  • Colic
  • Gas, constipation and diarrhea
  • Teething
  • Sleep patterns and bedtime routine
  • Bonding with parents
  • Coordination & balance
  • Development & growth

Class Cost: $50 per couple
This is an individual two-hour instructional session scheduled at your convenience. Contact Alicia Carpenter, Licensed Massage Therapist, at 812-842-4328 or Rachel Beier, BSN, RNC-OB, Community Education Nurse, at 812-842-4275 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Multiples Mania

Expecting multiple blessings? This class is taught by our childbirth educator who is a former labor and delivery nurse and also a mother of triplets! Attend early in your pregnancy and take this course in conjunction with the From Pregnant to Parent class series (Students will receive a 50% discount).  Class topics include: 
  • Differences between a multiple pregnancy vs. a singleton
  • Managing bed rest
  • Tips for birth
  • Hospital tour
  • Nutrition guidelines
  • NICU care and video tour
  • Breastfeeding for multiples
  • Practical tips for home
  • Must-haves for multiples
  • Panel of multiples' moms and dads
Class Cost: $40 per couple
Weeknight option includes two Monday sessions (one per week). Weekend option includes one Saturday session.

Big Brother/Big Sister

This construction-themed class helps children ages 3-10 prepare for their new role! A tour of the hospital and many fun take-home items are included. Bring a camera!

  •  Class topics include hand-washing, gentle touch, loud vs. quiet voice, and hands on activities such as diapering, swaddling, and burping

    Class Cost: $12 per child.
    Second Monday of every month, 6-7:15 pm.

 

Breastfeeding & Beyond

Find out why breast milk is the ultimate source for infant nutrition. Fathers are strongly encouraged to attend. In this class you will:

  • Learn signs of a good latch
  • Maintain an adequate milk supply
  • Learn how to avoid common problems
  • Discuss how dads can help
  • Learn how to pump and store breast milk
  • Variety of pumps on demonstration
  • Bring your own pump to class (if you have one)

This class is ideal for couples not enrolled in From Pregnant to Parent class, a repeat mother needing a refresher course, or a repeat mother breastfeeding for the first time.

Class Cost: $15 per couple
3rd Saturday of every month, 10-12 pm

 

Breastfeeding Simplified Online Course

Are you unable to attend class, but would still like the information? Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

Topics include the importance of breastfeeding, signs of a good latch, maintaining adequate milk supply and how dads can help.

Class cost: $25/mom
Registrants will have 24/7 online access for 6 weeks.
 

Pediatric CPR for Family & Friends

Learn the latest techniques endorsed by the American Heart Association.
This class is designed for anyone caring for a child. Class size is limited and you may have to share a manikin with other students.
 

Class Cost: $15/person.

4th Monday of every month, 6-8 pm.


 

Buckle Up! Infant Car Seat Safety

  • Hands-on infant car seat class taught by a certified car seat technician
  • Learn the importance of car seat safety
  • Discuss car seat components
  • Explore proper car seat installation
  • Small class size for 1-on-1 instruction
  • Bring your car seat to class (optional)
Class cost: $10 per couple.
One session only on Saturdays.

Permanent Car Seat Fitting Station

Car seat checks are offered at no cost and take place BY APPOINTMENT ONLY every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Ohio Township Fire Department located at 4333 Epworth Rd., Newburgh, IN.  Participants may have their car seat checked for proper installation and receive instructions on proper fitting.  It will be helpful if the participant is able to take part in the installation demonstration.  Crawling in the back seat may be required. Please remember car seats older than 6 years should not be used, nor should car seats from garage sales or second hand shops.  Appointments are encouraged prior to discharge.

Program Length: 15 to 20 minutes








 



Upcoming Events

Breastfeeding Simplified Online Course
With Breastfeeding Simplified Online, you are allowed to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. Topics include the importance of breastfeeding, signs of a good latch, maintaining adequate milk supply, and how dads can help.
eLearn Childbirth Education
Whether you're choosing to "go natural" or get an epidural this convenient online-only course allows you learn at your own pace and choose the information that is most important to you.
Infant Massage
Bring your new baby and join our certified infant massage instructor as you learn and then practice infant massage techniques. These techniques may help with a variety of conditions and also help with baby's development and growth.
Big Brother/Big Sister (Ages 3-5)  - EVENT FULL
12/5/2016
Construction-themed class helps young children prepare for their new role.
Pumping with Success
12/6/2016
Learn how to pump and store breast milk.
Car Seat Fitting
12/7/2016
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Pediatric CPR for Family and Friends  - EVENT FULL
12/12/2016
This non-certification class endorsed by the American Heart Association is designed for anyone caring for a child.
Car Seat Fitting
12/14/2016
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointments only.
Car Seat Fitting
12/28/2016
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR  - EVENT FULL
12/28/2016
A class to prepare young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings whether home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Car Seat Fitting
1/4/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
From Pregnant to Parent (4 week series)
1/5/2017
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, breastfeeding & beyond.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

Big Brother/Big Sister
1/9/2017
Construction-themed class helps young children prepare for their new role.
Prenatal Yoga
1/9/2017
Prenatal Yoga for expectant mothers taught by our certified prenatal yoga instructor. 
Car Seat Fitting
1/11/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
From Pregnant to Parent Marathon Saturday
1/14/2017
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

Car Seat Fitting
1/18/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Breastfeeding & Beyond
1/21/2017
Find out why breast milk is the ultimate source in infant nutrition and practice basic breastfeeding skills.
Learn how to pump and store breast milk.
Pediatric CPR for Family and Friends
1/23/2017
This non-certification class endorsed by the American Heart Association is designed for anyone caring for a child.
Car Seat Fitting
1/25/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR
1/28/2017
A class to prepare young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings whether home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Car Seat Fitting
2/1/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
From Pregnant to Parent (4 week series)
2/2/2017
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, breastfeeding & beyond.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

Pediatric CPR for Family and Friends
2/7/2017
This non-certification class endorsed by the American Heart Association is designed for anyone caring for a child.
Car Seat Fitting
2/8/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
From Pregnant to Parent Marathon Saturday
2/11/2017
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

Big Brother/Big Sister
2/13/2017
Construction-themed class helps young children prepare for their new role.
Car Seat Fitting
2/15/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Multiples Mania-2 week series
2/20/2017
Taught by our childbirth educator and veteran mother of triplets, this class discusses the differences between a multiples vs. singleton pregnancy as well as provides valuable tips for life at home with multiples.
Car Seat Fitting
2/22/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
3/1/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
From Pregnant to Parent (4 week series)
3/2/2017
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, breastfeeding & beyond.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

From Pregnant to Parent Marathon Saturday
3/11/2017
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

Big Brother/Big Sister
3/13/2017
Construction-themed class helps young children prepare for their new role.
Car Seat Fitting
3/15/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
3/22/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR
3/25/2017
A class to prepare young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings whether home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Car Seat Fitting
3/29/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
4/5/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
4/12/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
4/19/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
4/26/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
5/3/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
5/10/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
5/17/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
5/24/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
5/31/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
6/7/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
6/14/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
6/21/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
6/28/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
7/5/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
7/12/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
7/19/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
7/26/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
8/2/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
8/9/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
8/16/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
8/23/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
Car Seat Fitting
8/30/2017
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.