Childbirth Preparation – Online

Expectant parents

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Benton County, Remotely

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Childbirth Preparation – Online

Congratulations, you’re having a baby!  Does this statement fill you with excitement? Maybe a great deal of anxiety or fear? Either way, this class is for you.  There is a lot to learn about having a baby, and the first thing you will learn is that you CAN do it.

This four-week childbirth education class is designed to prepare you to walk into your birth and new parent experience confidently.  This class will help you view birth as a normal, healthy event and to help you build that confidence in your own body and its capability to birth.  All the information is evidence-based and includes recommendations from major health organizations such as CDC, ACOG, and WHO.

Topics covered include

  • Anatomy of the pregnant person, end of pregnancy, signs, and stages of labor
  • How to handle discomfort during labor, Medicated & non medicated comfort measures
  • Positions for pushing, how support people can help, ways to increase the probability of a safe and healthy birth
  • What to expect when you get to your birthing location, hospital facilities & procedures
  • Care of the birthing person and the baby in the first hours, days, and weeks
  • Hospital procedures for the infant
  • Breastfeeding and other methods of feeding baby
  • Behavior of the infant; crying, calming
  • Car seat safety
  • Postpartum mood disorders

Classes are online weekly on Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 8:15pm, April 4-25, 2023.

Cost: $110* per pregnant person (partner included). If you have Oregon Health Plan insurance (IHN or Pacific Source), Your plan will cover this class at no cost to you. Please contact Maternity Coordinator, Mary Jackson at 541-768-6908. for details.

Call Pollywog 541-917-4884 to register. For questions about the class, please call the Maternity Coordinator, Mary Jackson at 541-768-6908. After registering, your instructor will email additional information about the class, payment methods, and Zoom link.

These classes are supported by the Center of Women and Families at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

  • Tuesdays
    6:00pm-8:15pm
    April 4-25, 2023
  • Online
  • $110 per pregnant person (partner included), free for those with OHP
  • Tuesdays
    6:00pm-8:15pm
    April 4-25, 2023
  • Online
  • $110 per pregnant person (partner included), free for those with OHP
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