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Prenatal Classes



Baptist Health La Grange offers prenatal classes to give expectant parents the important information and extra confidence they need at this exciting time. We know you want to be as well prepared as possible for both the birth experience and the special care your new baby will need. For more information on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as handy checklists, due date and ovulation calculators, information for siblings and much more, visit Baby Steps: From Pregnancy to Parenthood.

The Great Beginnings program


Find ease and stability in welcoming your new baby with Baptist Health La Grange. The Great Beginnings program is for mothers around 36 weeks and delivering at Baptist Health La Grange. The program offers mothers the opportunity to come in and preregister, sign paperwork and consents, receive information on what will happen during their hospital visit, tour the unit and have questions answered about their upcoming stay. For an appointment, call (502) 222-3459.

'Healthy Journey for Two' educational baby shower 


An addiction specialist from Seven Counties Services discusses the impact of tobacco, alcohol and other medications (both over-the-counter and prescription) on the developing baby. This fun and informative "baby shower" includes games, prizes and refreshments.

All About Labor and Anesthesia


Learn about the signs and symptoms of labor, stages of labor, pain management during labor (including anesthesia options, their benefits and risks), the process of delivery, and the recovery period. Participants will view a video on the actual birth process.

Prenatal classesRecommendation: You can attend this class at any time during your pregnancy. A tour of the Women’s Center is available upon request after the class.

Postpartum and Newborn Care


This class provides information for the new mom on self-care after delivery and information for the new parent on taking care of their newborn. Tips on bathing, diapering, taking temperatures, when to call the doctor, immunizations, feedings, and follow-up care for mom and baby will be discussed.

Recommendation: Plan to attend this class during the last few months of your pregnancy; however, you may attend at any time during your pregnancy

Breastfeeding Your Newborn


Learn all about breastfeeding – tips regarding latching-on and positioning, the advantages of breastfeeding and Maternity classesmeeting the infant’s nutritional needs.

Recommendation: Plan to attend this class during the last few months of your pregnancy; however, you may attend at any time during your pregnancy

Sibling Class


This class helps children ages 3 to 11 years feel “special” and part of the new baby’s arrival. Parents remain with their child(ren) during their visit to the nursery and for the class, which includes a video for “big brothers” and “big sisters.” Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal to class for hands-on activities. Refreshments will be served.

Recommendation: Plan to attend this class during the last few months of your pregnancy; however, you may attend at any time during your pregnancy.

All prenatal classes are free for families who are delivering at Baptist Health La Grange.

For more information or to register for any of these classes, call the Baptist Health La Grange Information Center at (502) 222-3627 or toll-free 1-888-222-8071. Or, you may register online.

2014 Prenatal Classes

Name of
Class/Time

Date

Date

Date

Date

Date

Date

Healthy Journey
for Two -
6-8 pm.
Feb. 4 Apr. 22 June 24 Aug. 26 Oct. 21  
All About Labor & Anesthesia
7-9 p.m.
Jan. 9 Mar. 6 May 1

 

July 10

 

Sept. 4 Nov. 6
Postpartum & Newborn Care
7-9 p.m.
Jan. 14 Mar. 18 May 13 July 15 Sept. 16 Nov. 18
Breastfeeding
Your Newborn
7-9
p.m.
Jan. 7 Mar. 11 May 6 July 8 Sept. 9 Nov. 11
Sibling Class
7-8 p.m.
Jan. 23   May 22   Sept. 25  

 

Learn more about having a baby at Baptist Health La Grange.