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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. To see class times and program cost, or to register online, visit the events calendar. Call 812/842-4275 if you have any specific questions or concerns. Be sure to register for classes early in your pregnancy so that you have more options and are able to reserve a class that works best with your schedule. 

Please note that class payment is required two weeks before class starts. 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



Child Birth, Baby Care, and Breastfeeding

  • Online content to be reviewed before first class (information mailed after receipt of payment)
  • Emphasis on medications women use to find comfort in labor
  • What to expect for labor and birth
  • Hospital tour
  • Hands-on baby care
  • Condensed version of Breastfeeding Simplified class
Class Cost : $40 per couple.

Weeknight option includes two sessions (one per week). Weekend option includes one Saturday session.Search the calendar for class dates and registration information or call 450-BABY.


Natural Child Birth, Baby Care and Breastfeeding

  • Online content to be reviewed before first class (information mailed after receipt of payment)
  • Emphasis on natural techniques women use to find comfort in labor
  • Medication review
  • What to expect for labor and birth
  • Hospital tour
  • Hands-on baby care
  • Condensed version of Breastfeeding Simplified class

Class Cost: $50/couple.

Weeknight option includes three sessions (one per week). Weekend option includes one Saturday session.Search the calendar for class dates and registration information or call 450-BABY.
 



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. Search the calendar for registration information. 


Multiples Mania

Expecting multiple blessings? This class is taught by our childbirth educator who is a labor and delivery nurse and also a mother of triplets! Attend before 24 weeks and take this course in conjunction with the Child Birth, Baby Care & Breastfeeding or Natural Child Birth, Baby Care & Breastfeeding class. Class sessions 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: $45 per couple

Weeknight option includes two sessions (one per week). Weekend option includes one Saturday session. Search the calendar for class dates and registration information or call 450-BABY.


Big Brother/Big Sister

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

  • The Ages 3-5 class focuses on hand-washing, gentle touch, loud vs. quiet voice.
  • The Ages 6-10 class focuses the above as well as diapering, swaddling and  burping.

*Parents are encouraged to register for the class that would benefit their child the most.

Class Cost: $12 per child.

Weeknight and weekend options available. One session only Class dates and times vary based on enrollment of class for ages three-five or ages six-ten. Search the calendar for class dates and registration information or call 450-BABY.
 


 

Breastfeeding Simplified

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

  • Practice basic skills
  • learn how to avoid common problems
Class Cost: $15 per couple
 
Weeknight and weekend options available. One session only. Search the calendar for class dates and registration information or call 450-BABY.



Pumping with Success

Bring your new baby and learn how to pump and store breastmilk. This is the perfect class to attend if you are returning to work or school. In this class:

  • A variety of pumps will be abailable for demonstration
  • If you already have a pump, please bring it to class
  • It would be ideal to attend this class after breastfeeding is well established (for most women that is two weeks after birth)
Class Cost: $15/mom

Weeknight and weekend options available. One session only. Search the calendar for class dates and registration information or call 450-BABY.
 



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.

Weeknight option only. One session. Search the calendar here to register online.
 


Buckle Up! Infant Car Seat Safety

  • Hands-on infant carseat 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
  • Bringyour car seat to class
Class cost: $10 per couple


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