Online Childbirth Preparation and Baby Care Classes

Sibling Class (Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled until further notice)

Sibling Class

The Sibling Class helps prepare brothers and sisters to welcome a new baby brother or sister.

  • For children ages 3 to 9
  • Class focuses on helping siblings prepare for a change in the family
    • What to expect when baby comes home
    • What siblings can do to help mom
    • Encourages siblings to share feelings with mom and dad
    • Assure siblings they will always have their special place in the family
  • A short video teaches how to safely handle the new baby using life-size dolls.
  • Children tour the OB unit and enjoy a snack before going home.

Sibling Class is offered one Wednesday a month Southeast Hospital. Parents are welcome to stay and observe the class.

Fee: None

Online Breastfeeding Class

BreastfeedingClass rev2019

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

Childbirth Preparation Class

ChildbirthPrepClass rev2019

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

Register Online

Epidural Class – Online (English)

EpiduralClass rev2019

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

Two-Part Class

  • To complete the first part of the class, view the Epidural Video.
  • 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 indicated 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, 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.