Child Birthing Class

RLMC welcomes all first time pregnant mothers and their birth partners/coaches to our FREE Childbirth Education classes because we believe learning about and preparing for labor, delivery, and bringing baby home will improve your family’s experience.  Six hours of education is given over three, 2 hour class sessions held on Thursdays in our board room (main hospital entrance).  We offer these classes four times per year in January, April, July, and September.  Specific dates will be posted on RLMC’s homepage as classes approach.

 

A general review of each class:

Session 1:  Labor and Delivery Basics

  • General anatomy
  • Stages of Labor and Delivery
  • When to come to the hospital
  • Tour of RLMC’s Labor and Delivery suite

Session 2:  Comfort measures during Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery

  • Exercises and Relaxation techniques
  • Staying comfortable during pregnancy
  • Tips for birth partners or coaches
  • Managing discomfort during labor and delivery
  • C-sections – what to expect

Session 3:  Taking Baby Home

  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum care for Mom
  • Car seat safety
  • Breastfeeding

 

You can register for Childbirth Education classes below OR call Cherrie Belanger, RN at 283-5493.