Childbirth Education

From labor and delivery to caring for a newborn, breastfeeding and infant safety, Bothwell Regional Health Center educates parents on what to expect. Our three separate classes are designed to provide the information you need to get off to a good start with your newborn.  Classes are free, but preregistration is required.

Each class is taught by a nurse specially trained in pregnancy, labor, childbirth and parenting skills. Labor & the Birthday Party should be taken first. Taking Care of Your Newborn and Breastfeeding or Just Thinking About It can be taken in any order.

Classes are held in the Bothwell Education Center on the southeast corner of 14th and Ingram. Participants should dress comfortably and casually.

To enroll for classes, please complete the registration form.  You also may call (660) 827-9515. Class sizes are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Class Schedule/Description

Labor and the Birthday Party

These classes are an overview of labor, delivery and post partum. Learn what to expect emotionally and medically. Find out about medical interventions such as induction of labor and cesarean births. We also will discuss interventions to reduce the pain associated with labor, including relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as medical remedies. Bring pillows for mom and coach for both sessions. For the weekday classes you'll need to attend both dates to cover all the material.

Classes in 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Please note change in class start time)
January 8, 10
March 5, 7
April 1, 3
June 4, 6
July 9, 11
August 5, 7
October 7, 9
November 5, 7

2019 Weekend Classes
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 9
May 4
September 14

Taking Care of Your Newborn

Learn how to take care of your newborn baby. We will cover such topics as bathing, what to expect during the first weeks at home, car seat safety and infant CPR. 1 class

Classes in 2019

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Please note change in class start time)
February 6
March 14
May 15
June 13
July 17
September 19
October 17
November 14

Breast Feeding or Thinking About It

This class is perfect if you plan to breast feed or are still thinking about it. Successful breast feeding techniques will be discussed, and questions will be answered.

Classes in 2019

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Please note change in class start time)
January 22
February 26
April 16
May 21
June 18
August 20
September 24
November 19