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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. Viewing class times and registering is made easy. Just view the calendar below, under the course descriptions. 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

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.



Childbirth, Baby Care, and Breastfeeding

  • Childbirth class book and corresponding online videos to be reviewed before first class (info mailed after receipt of payment)
  • What to expect for labor and birth
  • Hospital tour
  • Hands-on baby care
  • Condensed version of Breastfeeding Simplified class
  • Natural childbirth information will be available after the Saturday classes from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Class Cost : $40 per couple.
Weeknight option includes two sessions (one per week). Weekend option includes one Saturday session.

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.

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 before 24 weeks and take this course in conjunction with the Childbirth, Baby Care & Breastfeeding or Natural Childbirth, 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.

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.
One session only.

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.

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.

Pumping with Success

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

  • Attend while pregnant or after baby is born
  • Learn how to pump and store breast milk
  • Babies are welcome to come to class
  • Perfect class to attend if you are returning to work or school
  • Variety of pumps on demonstration
  • Bring your own pump to class (if you have one)
Class Cost: $15/mom
Weeknight and weekend options available. One session only.

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.
 

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
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
 

Financial Preparedness for New Parents

  • Appropriate for expectant parents or new parents
  • Budgeting
  • Controlling debt
  • Protecting your family
  • Planning for college
  • Saving for retirement
  • Money saving tips and helpful resources
  • No cost to attend the class
  • Presentation by Clippinger Financial Group, LLC

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.
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.
4/8/2015
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
4/8/2015
This non-certification class endorsed by the American Heart Association is designed for anyone caring for a child.
4/11/2015
Hands-on infant car seat class taught by a certified car seat technician.
4/15/2015
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
4/18/2015
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

4/20/2015
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.
4/22/2015
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
4/25/2015
Find out why breast milk is the ultimate source in infant nutrition and practice basic breastfeeding skills.
4/29/2015
Car Seat Fittings are held on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.
4/29/2015
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

5/2/2015
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

5/4/2015
Construction-themed class helps young children prepare for their new role.
5/11/2015
This non-certification class endorsed by the American Heart Association is designed for anyone caring for a child.
5/20/2015
Find out why breast milk is the ultimate source in infant nutrition and practice basic breastfeeding skills.
5/23/2015
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

5/27/2015
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

6/1/2015
Construction-themed class helps young children prepare for their new role.
6/6/2015
Find out why breast milk is the ultimate source in infant nutrition and practice basic breastfeeding skills.
6/6/2015
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

6/6/2015
Learn how to pump and store breast milk.
6/8/2015
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.
6/10/2015
This free class will help new and expectant parents plan for their family's future.
6/13/2015
Hands-on infant car seat class taught by a certified car seat technician.
6/20/2015
A comprehensive course discussing the labor process, baby care, and breastfeeding.
*Includes corresponding evidenced-based website access to online videos and pdfs

6/24/2015
This non-certification class endorsed by the American Heart Association is designed for anyone caring for a child.