Prenatal and Family Education Classes - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Prenatal and Family Education Classes

A woman's journey to motherhood can be less stressful and more rewarding for herself-and her family-with knowledge and support. Prenatal classes help prepare mothers-to-be and their families for the incredible change that is taking place in their lives.

The following is a list of education classes being offered by Memorial Hospital for Women in August and September.

For more information or to pre-register, call (337) 480-7243.

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH 6-WEEK SERIES

Highly recommended for its hands-on, and often fun approach to dealing with labor, delivery and recovery, the Prepared Childbirth 6-Week Series is recommended during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Learn comfort, relaxation, positioning, breathing, and massage techniques for increasing the comfort level and enhancing the birth experience.

Tuesdays, August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8, 15

6:30pm - 8:30pm

$35/couple

ONE DAY PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS

Learn comfort, relaxation, positioning, breathing, and massage techniques for increasing the comfort level and enhancing the birth experience during this condensed version of the Prepared Childbirth Series. Recommended for the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Saturday, September 5

9am - 5pm

$35/couple

BREASTFEEDING CLASS

Learn positioning, latch-on, early feedings and the importance of assessing baby's intake during the Breastfeeding Class. Recommended during the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Thursdays, August 13, September 17

6:30pm - 8:45pm          

$10/couple

SIBLING CLASS

Preparing siblings for the new arrival can be as confusing as it is joyous, so the Sibling Class focuses on the unity of the family. Recommended during the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Mondays, August 10, September 21

6:00pm - 7:00pm

$10/family

BABY CARE CLASS

The Baby Care Class reviews newborn characteristics, general baby care, early parenting issues and community resources. Recommended during the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Mondays, August 24, September 28

6:30pm - 8:30pm

$10/couple

INFANT CPR FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Learn and practice rescue for choking and CPR for infants. This is not a certifying or credentialing course, but is recommended for expectant parents, new parents and support persons.

Monday, August 3

6:30pm - 8:30pm

$5/person

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