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Childbirth Preparation Classes

Breastfeeding Class – Online

Learn everything you need to know about breastfeeding, at your own pace, and in the comfort of your home.

This program explains:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • How your body makes milk
  • Latching, positioning
  • Breastfeeding holds
  • Feeding patterns
  • Routine breast care
  • Returning to work, expressing, storing milk

Class participants also receive the book Understanding Breastfeeding.

Fee: None

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Childbirth Preparation Class – Online

Learn everything you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting at your own pace, and in the comfort of your home. This program will cover information regarding:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor and birth
  • Comfort techniques
  • Medical procedures, including pain control options
  • Cesarean birth
  • Newborns, including
  • Safe Sleep information
  • Postpartum period

Class participants also will receive the book Understanding Birth and information about the "Six Healthy Birth Practices of Lamaze."

Fee: None

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Epidural Class – Online (English)

This class educates you on anesthesia choices, including using an epidural for labor. Anesthesia options for cesarean delivery are also included.

Two-part class:

  1. To complete the first part of the class, view the epidural video.
  2. For the second part of the class, complete the Health History Form and submit it.
    • Health history information will be sent to the OB nurse navigator who will keep it on file on the OB unit.
    • You will receive an email confirmation that the form has been received.
    • When you come in for labor, the anesthetist will review the information and you will sign the page indicating informed consent.

If you have special anesthesia concerns or medical situations that may affect your anesthesia choices or if you prefer a private appointment, make an appointment with the OB nurse navigator by calling 573.331.6190.

Epidural Class – Online (Spanish) / Clase online de anestesia epidural

Bienvenidos a nuestra clase online de anestesia epidural. La clase provee información sobre las opciones de anestesia, incluyendo el uso de unaanestesia epidural durante el labor del parto. Además incluye información sobre la operac, ión de cesárea y susbeneficios, riesgos y las complicaciones potenciales.

Como funciona la clase:

La clase consiste en dos partes. Para completar la primera parte de la clase, por favor mire el video en estapágina. Para la segunda parte de la clase, complete un formulario breve sobre su historia de salud, y entréguelo. Se manda la información al enfermero navegador, quien imprimirá el formulario completo y lo ubicará en un archivo personal con suinformación. El archivo quedará en el salón de obstetricia. Usted recibirá una confirmación por email que el formulario haya sido revisado por el enfermero navegador. Cuando usted venga para el labor del parto, el anestesistar evisará la información y firmará la página para indicar consentimiento informado.

NOTA: Si usted tiene preocupaciones especiales sobre la anestesia o alguna situacione médica que pueda afectar cómo escoje una opción, se recomienda hacer una cita con el enfermero navegador.