Childbirth Education Classes

Class Offerings

We are adding one in-person option to our free 2023 Childbirth Education Classes: Our Childbirth Preparation Class will now have a quarterly lite version for those who prefer an in-person setting.

Questions? Call 859-323-2750.

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Offered as a Condensed Saturday Program or Three-Week Program, choose one:

  • Condensed Saturday Program:
    Offered once each month on a Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or
  • Three-Week Program:
    Offered on three consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Covers pregnancy, labor, birth and what to expect postpartum. Explores coping methods for labor and teaches comfort measures and breathing, plus pharmacological options. Recommended after 28 weeks of pregnancy.

Helping You Survive the Fourth Trimester:
Meet with Other New Moms Virtually for Postpartum Support

Those first few weeks home with your newborn can be both stressful and rewarding. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. Once you’ve settled in, you may feel isolated as never before. You may wonder if anyone else is going through the same challenges you are.

Would you like the opportunity to meet with other new moms via Zoom to share information and struggles? Contact Diana Frankenburger, Prenatal Education Coordinator, at djfran2@uky.edu to learn more or to register.

This group is free and will meet virtually on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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Tools for an Unmedicated Birth

Every other month on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Concentrates on non-pharmacological management of labor and supplements the Childbirth Preparation class. Review strategies for an unmedicated birth and receive a suggested practice schedule.

Baby Basics

Monthly on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Information on newborn appearance and care, including feeding, bathing, diapering, cord and circumcision care, and basic infant safety. Soothing techniques from Happiest Baby on the Block™ will also be viewed to learn how to turn on your baby’s calming reflex.

Infant Safety and CPR

Providing safety information for parents or any caregiver, this class includes home safety, pet preparation, safe sleep practices, and car seat information. You will also receive information on infant CPR and choking response, and how to order your own American Heart Association Friends and Family Infant CPR kit. This class is provided monthly on a Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. once in-person classes resume; currently provided by PowerPoint.

Nursing Your Infant

Offered monthly on a Saturday, 9-11 a.m., or every other month on a Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Insight into the benefits of breastfeeding, how to position and latch your infant and changes in breastfeeding as your infant grows. Get information on hand expression, pumping and planning for a return to work.

Parenting for Dads and Partners

Every other month on Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For fathers and partners, answers and information on the challenges and rewards of parenting. Presented by Dr. Bryan Rone, certified OB-GYN and father of four.

Grandparenting!

Thursdays every other month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Safe Kids. Learn to navigate new recommendations and safety measures, prepare your home for visiting grandchildren, and learn to be helpful and supportive in your new role.

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Contact Diana Frankenburger with questions. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and a Zoom invitation in the week before your scheduled class.

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