Childbirth Classes

Prepared Childbirth

Six-week series

This course is designed for mothers and their support partners to begin during the 28th to 30th week of their pregnancy. It covers physical changes during pregnancy, comfort measures, exercises, labor and birth, pain management, newborn care, infant CPR, breastfeeding and what to expect after the baby is born.

A tour of the birthing center is included with the class. Classes meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 509-897-2380 to register.

Refresher Childbirth Education

Two-week course

Classes one and two of the six-week series are the perfect classes for experienced parents who just need a refresher course. The classes meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 509-897-2380 to register.

Nursing Mothers, Working Mothers

This one-session class is designed for the mother who is breastfeeding and returning to work. It offers practical tips for choosing a breast pump, establishing a milk supply and creating a pump routine. Call 509-897-2380 to register.

Childbirth Express Classes

This class is designed for busy mothers and labor partners who want to learn and practice labor techniques, but who may not have time to take a series of classes. The class will be held 12-4 p.m. Call 509-897-2380 to register.

Newborn Care and Infant CPR Class

These classes are also part of the six-week Prepared Childbirth series and are a perfect refresher for experienced parents, grandparents and others who wish to know more about taking care of today’s newborn. Topics covered include swaddling, comforting, diapering and feeding your baby, normal newborn characteristics, infant safety, infant CPR and when to call your baby's health care provider.

The classes meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 509-897-2380 to register.

Mother/Baby Support Group

This group welcomes all mothers. The emphasis is on mothers who have infants from birth to 6 months old and need breastfeeding support. A nurse attends, and there is a scale available to check your baby’s weight. A light lunch is served. This come-and-go class meets every Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Birthright of Walla Walla, 609 W. Birch Street.

Breastfeeding Class

The fourth class in the Prepared Childbirth series, This class addresses the art and benefits of breastfeeding. Topics covered include: ways to support the breastfeeding mother, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk and how to prevent common breastfeeding problems.

The classes meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 509-897-2380 to register.