Childbirth Education

As expectant parents, you want to be comfortable with answers to many questions you probably have. That's why we offer several classes on a regular basis, designed to help you know more about changes you can expect before, during and after the birth of your child.

To make sure you receive the latest information, all the classes are taught by staff members who have had special nursing and educational training under the direction of a certified childbirth educator. All course content is developed with the support of our medical team, who meet the highest certification standards in the nation.

Should you have unique needs, your physician will provide specific prenatal care options. Our prenatal care programs are designed for both the mind and body. We've been helping new mothers at Holzer since our beginning. And we're here to help you in any way we can.

See all dates and times for our childbirth education classes.

View/Download the 2020 Holzer Childbirth Classes Brochure.

Comprehensive Childbirth

This class provides the tools to prepare a new mother on what to expect during childbirth.

Topics include:

  • Signs of Labor
  • When to Go To the Hospital
  • Stages of Labor
  • Techniques for a Smooth Delivery
  • (Pain Management)
  • What to Expect at Holzer Birthing Center
  • Skin to Skin Benefits
  • Time for Questions/Answers

Childbirth Classes are being offered online. See documents for more information or call (740) 446-5030 if you have any questions.

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Online Class Information

Comprehensive Breastfeeding

This class provides the tools for successful breastfeeding necessary to feel confident and comfortable once the baby arrives. Topics include:

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Normal Baby Behavior
  • How to Latch/Position Baby
  • How to Establish Milk Supply
  • Hunger Cues in Baby
  • Skin to Skin Benefits
  • Time for Questions/Answers

Mentoring Mommy

Holzer is teaming up with community resources such as WIC and Help Me Grow to offer a Breastfeeding Support Group where moms that are breastfeeding successfully will be invited to come and “Mentor a Mommy.” This group is designed for breastfeeding moms that have questions or concerns or just want to meet fellow breastfeeding moms – hopefully making “Breast Friends” for life!

Childbirth Refresher

This class is for those who have had a baby before — a refresher to prepare for childbirth. Topics include:

  • What to Expect During Labor
  • Techniques for a Smooth Delivery (Pain Management)
  • What to Expect at Holzer Birthing Center
  • Skin to Skin Benefits
  • Tips to Breastfeeding and Juggling Parenting Another Child
  • Time for Questions/Answers

When Breastfeeding Doesn't Go As Planned

Learn how to manage breastfeeding problems and recognize when to see a lactation consultant.
Topics Include:

  • Thrush
  • Tongue Tie
  • Plugged Ducts/Mastitis
  • Low Milk Supply
  • Time for Questions/Answers

Infant CPR

Learn the basic CPR skills needed for infants. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are recommended to take this class.

  • How to perform lifesaving skills for an infant
  • Working with mannequin to demonstrate infant CPR
  • Time for Questions/Answers

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