Education and Classes

Childbirth Education is not only the gathering of facts, but the growth of knowledge, confidence, and trust in the birth process.

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Adena’s Women and Children’s recognizes Childbirth and Breastfeeding as a natural and healthy experience.  By working together to empower women and their families, we will provide them with the knowledge, skills and support to achieve their personal goals in the way they have chosen.

At Adena Women and Children’s Center we feel that “all our babies are special deliveries”.

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Below you will find a list of our Free Childbirth Educational classes for the whole family.

Childbirth Ready

Expecting Mom’s and their support person will be prepared for their pregnancy journey, along with labor and delivery experiences.

Many topics are discussed:

  • Childbearing Anatomy
  • Preterm Labor
  • Signs of Labor
  • Stages of Labor
  • Comfort  and Breathing Techniques
  • Labor and Pushing positions
  • Medical Procedures during Labor,  (IV’s, Monitoring, Inductions, and Pain control options)
  • Vaginal Deliveries
  • Cesarean Sections

Designed not only for the mother, this class provides helpful tips for the support person as well.  Classes are taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator and held once a month on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch break. 

Breastfeeding Matters

Expectant mothers should attend this class approximately two months prior to the baby’s due date.

Classes are led by a Certified Lactation Consultant. Breastfeeding education includes: 

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Breast milk composition
  • Breast-fed baby behavior
  • Positioning and latch-on techniques
  • Manual and electric breast pumps
  • Information regarding breastfeeding  and returning to work

Classes are every fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.

Baby Day Camp

This will be an interactive class offering hands on learning activities to care for your newborn.

Class is recommended for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and siblings age 8 and older. Education includes:

  • Safe Sleep and comfort techniques
  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • Bathing your Baby
  • Infant and Car seat safety
  • Supplies

Classes are every second Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.

Siblings Class

This class is geared for big brothers and sisters ages 3 to 8. This fun, interactive class celebrates a child's special role as big brother or sister.

Children learn:

  • What to expect when a new baby joins the family.
  • What newborns can and can't do.
  • Tour of where mom and baby will stay at the hospital.
  • Learn their new role as a Big brother or Big sister.
  • Siblings will make a special craft for their new baby.

Upon completion of the class, the child will receive a certificate, coloring book and crayons.  

Siblings only need to attend one class. 

Grandparents Class 

“Babies haven’t changed but what we know about them has!” It’s time to send grandma

and grandpa back to school. This class will describe ways grandparents and caregivers can

offer support and assistance to a new family, while discussing and demonstrating infant

care and safety.

Grandparents will learn:

  • Baby care "Then and Now"
  • Grandparents Role
  • Baby Bath
  • Supplies Needed
  • Safe Sleep
  • Comfort Techniques
  • Infant Safety
  • Feeding Baby

Classes are scheduled on 1 Tuesday every month from 6PM to 8PM.

Teen Class - "Baby Bumps"

Pregnant teens have a lot to deal with- schools, boyfriends, parents, jobs, and friends- but

having a healthy baby should be at the top of the list of priorities. Our teen program is a

positive, open-minded program. This class will educate, encourage, and guide teens through

a healthy pregnancy. They will have information to help them through their birthing process

and recovery. We will also provide education covering the following topics

  • Dr. Appointments
  • Birth Control
  • Labor and Delivery
  • When to call the Doctor
  • Resources
  • What to eat during pregnancy
  • Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and street drug usage effects
  • Growth and development of you baby
  • The importance of staying in school
  • Feeding and care for your baby

Classes are one-on-one, times are flexible and set up to meet the teen's needs. Class is recommended for ages 13 and up.

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