2017 class brochure (PDF 150 KB) »
Register and pay for a class: Call 859-323-2750.
The UK Birthing Center offers a Childbirth Preparation Program to prepare you for the changes that happen during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. We cover basic information, including how labor starts, how to time contractions, the stages of labor, when to go to the hospital, coping techniques for labor and partner support.
Other topics covered are pain management options, medical interventions and hospital policies. Please bring pillows to class and dress comfortably. If you are unable to pay for the class, scholarships are available. Fees will be waived for Young Parents Program participants. Please call 859-323-2750. We want you to be prepared for your arrival!
UK HealthCare offers two childbirth preparation options. We recommend you begin your classes at 28 weeks of pregnancy.
This program meets once a week for three weeks.
Saturday condensed program
This program covers the same material as the three-week version, but meets only once.
This one-time class provides tips on the first few weeks of caring for your newborn. Topics covered include newborn appearance, feeding, bathing, cord and circumcision care and basic infant safety. You will also view excerpts from Happiest
Baby on the Block™ to learn how to turn on your baby's calming reflex. Crying is a leading cause of pediatrician appointments, parental frustration and postpartum depression. The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD is available for purchase for an extra fee. You will participate in dressing,
diaper changes, swaddling and consoling a fussy baby using life-sized dolls.
This one-time class will teach the lifesaving technique of CPR, as well as infant-specific safety measures. This class is for CPR from newborn to 1 year old. We recommend this class for parents and anyone who will be caring for the baby. This is not an American Heart
Association Certification class.
This one-time class focuses on the advantages of breastfeeding, proper positioning and latch-on, information on pumping and hand expression and how to prevent and resolve discomfort. A registered nurse who is also a certified lactation consultant teaches this class.
This one-time class is designed for children ages 3-7 and will help prepare your children for the arrival of their new brother or sister. Siblings will become familiar with the UK Birthing Center and learn about where mommy will give birth. They will also learn what changes to expect when the new baby arrives.
Sign up at your clinic appointment between 24 and 28
weeks for this free visit to complete your registration,
tour the Birthing Center and get information on
what to expect during your hospital stay. Please call
to register prior to attending to ensure adequate
preparation by your tour guide.
Please call 859-323-2750 to register prior to attending to ensure adequate preparation by your tour guide.