At KentuckyOne Health, The Women's Hospital offers educational programs, maternity support, and a commitment to caring for all women and their families seeking Maternity Education classes. We understand that you are faced with many decisions related to your maternity needs -- let us provide you with the right tools and resources.
Cost: $45 per couple - Light refreshments provided
Our Lamaze-based, 4-week series is a comprehensive and informative class on what to expect during labor, delivery and postpartum. We highly recommend attending these classes when you are 28-30 weeks gestation.
Cost: $35 per couple - Light refreshments provided
This program is a more compact version of our 4-week series covering the same scope of discussion topics ensuring you are just as prepared for labor and delivery. We highly recommend attending these classes when you are 32-34 weeks gestation.
Cost: $30 per couple - Light refreshments provided
This class is a Lamaze-based, one-day class. Lasting only 4 hours, you will receive an abbreviated version of discussion topics covered in our 4-week series. We highly recommend attending this class when you are 32-34 weeks gestation.
Cost: $25 per couple - Light refreshments provided
"One Evening" is a Lamaze-based, one time class. It is a more compact version of our 4-week series covering the same scope of discussion topics ensuring you are just as prepared for labor and delivery. We highly recommend attending these classes when you are 32-34 weeks gestation. NO HOSPITAL TOUR IS OFFERED WITH THIS CLASS.
Cost: $75 per couple - Light refreshments provided
Our Lamaze-based, Private Childbirth Class is a one-time, one-day class and is suggested for those parents-to-be who prefer to have one-on-one instruction. This class includes all aspects of our 4-hour Weekend Childbirth Education Class. We highly recommend attending this class when you are 32-34 weeks gestation.
Please note: Classes are made by appointment only.
Cost: $25 per couple - Light refreshments provided
This one-time class incorporates educational material designed to make you feel more comfortable and secure in your ability to take care of your newborn. A pediatrician will be in attendance as a guest speaker. We recommend attending this class during your third trimester. Registered grandparents are welcomed to attend.
Discussion topics include:
What to expect in the hospital
Normal newborn appearances
Caring for your newborn
Feeding your newborn
Bathing techniques for your newborn
Cord and circumcision care
Hands-on activities-swaddling, diaper changing and holding-using life-sized dolls
Our Breastfeeding Support class offers encouragement, information and education to promote better breastfeeding for mom and baby after delivery. This class is hosted by a Certified Lactation Counselor. Babies welcomed.
Cost: $25 per couple - Limit of 3 couples per class
This is a one-time class. Parents will be able to learn basic techniques of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and choking for their newborn. Educational material covers infants from newborn to 1 year old. We recommend attending this class during your third trimester.
If you have already delivered, please arrange for a babysitter for your little one, we want you to be able to completely benefit from this important and possible life-saving class.
This is not a certification class; no AHA certificate will be given.
Please note: Refunds will NOT be given if you cancel this class with less than two weeks notice.
Cost: $15 per child - Light refreshments provided Limited to 5 children per class-parent or guardian must accompany child
Recommended for children ages 3 to 6 years old, this is a fun class for big brothers and sisters. Our goal is to promote a strong family unit as well as relieving some of the anxieties of bringing a new baby into the household.
Children will be able to:
Tour the maternity unit
Become familiar with where their mommy and new sibling will be staying while at the hospital
Gain hands on experience with holding and diapering a life size doll
This free class is offered to ALL dads, out patients, our family, friends and neighbors; any dad who would like to attend! Refreshments served.
The 24/7 Dad curriculum is a twelve-week course from the National Fatherhood Initiative focuses on a holistic approach to fatherhood - physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual involvement of fathers in their children's lives. Topics include:
- Family History - "What It Means To Be A Man" - Discipline - Working With Mom And Co-Parenting - Showing and Handling Feelings - Boyhood To Manhood - "Knowing Myself" - Dealing With Anger - Improving Communication Skills - Stress-Alcohol-Work
This is a free class, sponsored by the Fayette County Fatherhood Initiative. For additional information, please visit: http://www.fayettefathers.org.
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For more information regarding educational classes, call The Women's Hospital at Saint Joseph East at 859.967.2229.
To learn more about Maternal-fetal medicine services or to schedule a tour of our facilities, please call 859.967.CARE (2273).