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Childbirth Education Classes

Woman with babyThe UK Childbirth Education Program offers a wide variety of prenatal classes and support resources to help expectant parents and their support networks with all the physical, emotional and lifestyle changes that come with having a baby.

Questions? Call 859-323-2750.

  • Childbirth Preparation Program

    The UK Childbirth Preparation Program will prepare you to understand the changes that occur with pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. We cover basic labor information including how to time contractions, the stages of labor, when to go to the hospital and both medicated and non-medicated coping techniques for labor. Please bring pillows to class and dress comfortably. If you are unable to pay for class, scholarships are available. Fees will be waived for Young Parents Program participants. Please call 859-323-2750.

    We recommend you begin your classes at 28 weeks of pregnancy. We recommend that you sign up for a free hospital tour as well as the Baby Basics and Nursing Your Infant classes to prepare for your new arrival.

    Three-week program

    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.

    Preparing for Childbirth: Tools for an Unmedicated birth

    This class will concentrate on non-pharmacological pain management of labor and is supplemental to Childbirth Preparation. Breathing and relaxation techniques will be practiced along with positioning and comfort measures. Women and partners are encouraged to practice these techniques after class to prepare them for labor. Additionally, women who have previously had an unmedicated birth will be invited to discuss their experiences and what they found supportive.

  • Baby Basics

    This is a one-time class providing tips for 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. You will participate in dressing, changing diapers, swaddling and consoling a fussy baby using life-sized dolls.

  • Infant CPR

    This one-time class will teach the lifesaving technique of CPR, as well as infant-specific safety measures. This class is for CPR performed on newborns to 1-year-olds. We recommend this class for parents and anyone who will be caring for the baby. This is not an American Heart Association Certification class.

  • Nursing Your Infant

    This is a one-time class that focuses on the advantages of breastfeeding, proper positioning and latch-on, information on pumping and hand expression, and how to prevent and resolve discomfort. This class is taught by a registered nurse who is also a certified lactation consultant.

    Location

    UK Good Samaritan Hospital
    First floor, Conference Room A

  • Birth Center Pre-Admission Visit

    Sign up at your clinic appointment after 24 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 859-323-2750 to register prior to attending to ensure adequate preparation by your tour guide.

    Location

    UK Chandler Hospital 
    Pavilion H, Third floor, Room H359 

    Time & Dates

    Every Tuesday, 1 - 2 p.m. or 6 - 7 p.m. on the following dates:

    • May 7 & 21
    • June 4 & 18
    • July 2 & 16
    • Aug. 6 & 20
    • Sept. 3 & 17
    • Oct. 1 & 15
    • Nov. 5 & 19
    • Dec. 3 & 17

    Please call 859-323-2750 to register prior to attending to ensure adequate preparation by your tour guide.  

  • Parenting for Dads and Partners

    To help prepare new dads, we offer an informal gathering where you can ask questions and learn information from Dr. Bryan Rone about your new role. Not only is Dr. Rone a board certified OB-GYN, but he’s also a dad with four children, ages 5 through 13. That’s why Dr. Rone is passionate about engaging fathers and partners in the birth process. This program meets one Thursday each quarter at 6:30 p.m.

    Registration

    Call Childbirth Education: 859-323-2750

    Location

    Good Samaritan Hospital
    First Floor Conference Room

    Time & Date

    Thursday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.