The Birthing Center Classes

A full range of educational programs about pregnancy, the birth experience, grandparenting, and sibling preparation are available. For more information call (765) 608-2625 or (765) 646-8117.

Preparing for Childbirth

This series of five classes provides information to empower the expectant mother and her family to make informed choices during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and beyond. Topics include:

  • Pre-term labor
  • True vs. false labor
  • Stages of labor
  • Comfort techniques for labor
  • Medical interventions
  • Care for mom after delivery
  • Boot Camp for New Dads
  • Newborn care
  • Tour of the Birthing Center

Offered: Mondays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spanish Prenatal Class

This class is for Spanish-speaking expectant mothers and their families. The class reviews childbirth preparation including true vs. false labor, stages of labor, pain control options including epidurals, Cesarean delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding. The class is taught entirely in Spanish.

Please call (765) 608-2625 or (765) 646-8117 to schedule a class.

La clase del parto

Esta clase es para las mujeres embarazadas que hablan español y sus familias.  La clase repasa la preparación para el parto, lo cual incluye los dolores del parto (verdaderos y falsos), las etapas del parto, y las opciones para aliviar el dolor, por ejemplo la anestesia epidural y la cesárea.  La clase también revisará el cuidado del recién nacido y la lactancia materna.  Se dará la clase completamente en español.

Por favor de llamar numero (765) 608-2625 o (765) 646-8117 para programar su clase.

Prenatal Refresher Class

This is a one-day class for expectant mothers and their families who have already had children but wish to review childbirth information. Call (765) 608-2625 or (765) 646-8117 to schedule a class. 

Sibling Class

Our sibling class is for new brothers and sisters who would like to take a tour of the Birthing Center and watch a video about newborn characteristics, and what to expect when mom comes home with the baby. Siblings should be at least 3 years old and are encouraged to bring their own doll for stuffed animal so they can practice diapering skills. Call (765) 608-2625 or (765) 646-8117 to schedule a class.

Cesarean Section

This class will help prepare the patient and family for a Cesarean Section, including pre- and post-operative expectations. Please call the Birthing Center to schedule a class.