Childbirth Education

Things have changed a lot over the years – new medications, technology, more advanced equipment, computerized fetal monitoring, epidural, etc.

We want you to be aware of what to expect during delivery, so you can relax and enjoy the experience while you're here ...

Our Classes Offer Certified Childbirth Educators

Our childbirth classes are designed to prepare you for your special event and make your childbirth experience a joyous memory. Classes are taught by certified childbirth educators and provide instruction to help you before and after childbirth.

Class Registration

Early registration is recommended to better ensure an opening in a class time that meets your schedule.

To register, call the Genesis Event Registration Line at 454-4321; 800-322-4762 ext. 4321, or register online.

Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth Preparation

This class focuses on the physical and emotional changes occurring during pregnancy.

Attendance is recommended during the last three months of your pregnancy. This class presents information to prepare for and and enhance your labor experience. Topics include, pain management and epidural; induction of labor; C-section; abnormal signs and symptoms; relaxation; helpful tips for support persons, and a tour of the labor unit.

The following is information on classes:

  • Weekdays/evenings, two-hour class for five weeks or
  • Two consecutive Saturday a month, two four-hour classes
  • Registration is required
  • $60 fee

Childbirth Preparation Refresher, one four-hour class

  • Offered one Saturday a month.
  • $30 fee

Prenatal Breastfeeding

This class provides information to help you make the right feeding choice for you and your newborn. The class, which is held once a month, encourages breastfeeding but presents information to help you decide which type of infant feeding is best for you.

Any first-time mom or previous breastfeeding mom will benefit from this class. Fathers or support persons are encouraged to attend. We recommend you attend between your fifth and eight month of pregnancy.

Read additional information about breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding for Working Moms

This class helps prepare the breastfeeding mother for a smooth transition back to work or school. Selection and use of a breast pump, proper storage of breast-milk, and options for nutritional supplements for breastfed or bottle fed babies are a few of the topics covered.

Class is held the first Wednesday of every month. We recommend you attend this class three weeks after delivery and two weeks before returning to work or school. This is a one-time, three-hour class.

Breastfeeding Support of Success

This class offers professional and mother-to-mother support. Bring
your infant for a weight check and have the opportunity to ask our
lactation consultant questions reguarding your infant. The
insturctor will review age appropriate norms for the breastfeeding
infant. This class is offered every Monday 10:00 a.m.-noon and all
mothers are welcome.
Location: Genesis HealthPlex Room F

Baby Basics

Basic baby care is covered with hands-on demonstrations.

Baby Basics Topics

  • Feeding options
  • Bathing and diapering
  • Carseats
  • Safety
  • Soothing and calming baby
  • Choosing the best equipment

We recommend you attend a one-session, 2 hour class at seven to eight months during your pregnancy.

Sibling Class

This class helps prepare children ages three to 12 for the arrival of a new brother or sister.

Sibling Class Topics

  • How the baby is born
  • Baby’s appearance
  • Feelings about the new baby’s arrival
  • How to help take care of the baby

We recommend your children attend this class two to four weeks before your due date. Parents are asked to attend and stay with your children. This is a two-hour class.

Pediatric CPR

Being prepared for emergencies may mean the difference between a positive and negative outcome.
 
For class information, contact Zane State College at (740) 588-1288.

Postpartum Education

Mothers are provided with education on the obstetrical unit following baby’s birth. This education covers care for mother and baby after delivery.

Tour

Tour our obstetric unit and see all we have to offer to make your childbirth a special event or call us for more information at 454-4321; 800-322-4762 ext. 4321

Bellies, Bottoms and Backs: A Prenatal/Postpartum Program

This is a one-session, two-hour class focusing on the postural and musculoskeletal changes that occur within a mother’s body during pregnancy.

Topics include the influence of back pain during pregnancy, changes in the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, instruction in correct body mechanics for activities of daily living (vacuuming, laundry) and postpartum activities with baby (feeding, bathing, carrying, loading in/out of car seats), and considerations in choosing baby furniture and equipment.

Attendance is recommended between your fourth and seventh month of pregnancy.

Grandparents Class

New this year! This 2-hour class offered once a month gives new and/or expectant grandparents an update on what to expect when the new grandbaby arrives. This class will provide tips on how to help the new parents, what has  changed in child-care recommendations in recent years, advice and information on new baby care items/products available, as well as brief instructions on infant CPR.

Oh Baby!

Come see our little ones born at Genesis HealthCare System.

OB Pre-Registration

Thank you for choosing Genesis for the birth of your newest family member!

To save time when you arrive at the hospital, you can pre-register online.

We respect your privacy and make every effort to ensure that your information is secure.