Parkview Regional Medical Center

Women's Health

​To help you prepare for the arrival of your new baby, we ​offer a variety of classes for you and your family. A listing of the classes, along with descriptions and times, is below. To learn more, or to register, call (260) 672-6185. Our classes will be offered in the Parkview Women’s & Children’s Hospital and the adjacent Parkview Regional Medical Center.

2017 Class Options


Preparing for Childbirth

Parkview offers a one-day or three-session prenatal education class.  Partners are encouraged to attend.

To help you prepare for childbirth, this class covers the following:

  • Process of labor and birth

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques

  • Pain management options

  • Physical and emotional changes

 

Three-session weekday option

Offered on Mondays, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 16, 23, 30        Feb. 13, 20, 27           March 13, 20, 27

April 10, 17, 24          May 8, 15, 22             June 12, 19, 26

July 17, 24, 31           Aug. 14, 21, 28          Sept. 11, 18, 25

Oct. 9, 16, 23            Nov. 6, 13, 20              Dec. 4, 11, 18

 

Three-session weekday option

Offered on Tuesdays, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 3, 10, 17     Feb. 7, 21          March 7, 14, 21

April 4, 11, 18     May 2, 9, 16         June 6, 13, 20

July 11, 18, 25    Aug. 1, 8, 15       Sept. 5, 12, 19

Oct. 3, 10, 17     Nov. 7, 14, 21       Dec. 5, 12, 19

 

One-day weekend option

Offered on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 7     Feb. 4     March 11     April 1      May 6

June 3    July 1     Aug. 5       Sept. 2   Oct. 7

Nov. 4    Dec. 9

 

Basic and Beyond Parenting

This class is designed to help you feel more confident by teaching you basic parenting skills and more. Partners are encouraged to attend this class, which covers topics such as:

  • Infant care skills

  • Calming a crying baby

  • Protecting your child

  • Choosing a care provider

  • Understanding infant sleep patterns

  • Breastfeeding skills and bottle-feeding

  • Car seat safety

The American Heart Association® Family & Friends® Infant and Child CPR and relief from choking course will be taught during the third class of the session.

Three-session weekday option

Offered on Wednesdays, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 11, 18, 25      Feb. 8, 15, 22        March 8, 15, 22

April 12, 19, 26     May 10, 17, 24      June 14, 21, 28

July 12, 19, 26      Aug. 9, 16, 23       Sept. 13, 20, 27

Oct. 11, 18, 25      Nov. 1, 8, 15         Dec. 6, 13, 20


One-day weekend option

Offered Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 28    Feb. 18     March 25     April 22     May 13

June 24   July 29      Aug. 26       Sept. 30     Oct. 28

Nov. 18    Dec.30

 

Breastfeeding Class

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first 12 months of life. Taught by a certified lactation consultant, this one-time class is highly recommended if you are considering breastfeeding your baby. Partners are encouraged to attend. This class covers:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding

  • Correct positioning and latching

  • Pumping and storing breast milk

  • Common concerns and questions


Monday classes

Offered from 6 – 8 p.m. in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 9     Feb. 6     March 6     April 3     May 1

June 12     July 10     Aug. 7   Sept. 18  Oct. 2

Nov. 13     Dec. 11


Tuesday classes

Offered from 6 – 8 p.m. in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 24     Feb. 28     March 28     April 25     May 23

June 27    July 25      Aug. 22       Sept. 26    Oct. 24

Nov. 28     Dec. 19

Saturday classes

Offered from 9 – 11 a.m. in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 14     Feb. 11     March 18     April 8     May 13

June 10    July 8      Aug. 12       Sept. 9    Oct. 14

Nov.11      Dec. 16

 

Pet-Friendly Class

Join us to learn how you can help your pet cope with and adjust to the big change. You will also learn helpful pet training and home preparation tips that are designed for families who are expecting a baby. No pets allowed.

Classes

Offered from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Family Birthing Center conference room at Parkview Women's and Children's Hospital.

Feb. 11    May 6    Aug. 19    Nov. 11

 

Grandparents Class

Grandparents can learn the latest information on swaddling and safe sleep practices, as well as car seat safety. They can also get tips to help support their own children as they step into parenthood. Before the end of the session, they will receive hands-on training in infant CPR and relief from choking.

Saturday classes

Offered from 9 – 11:30 a.m. in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 21        May 20           Sept. 16

Wednesday classes


Offered from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Mar. 1           July 12           Nov. 1

 

Sibling Class

This interactive class allows kids to learn what a new baby looks like, how to become a “big helper,” and how to make friends with the new baby. Children get to tour the Family Birthing Center so they can see where Mommy will be when little brother or sister is born. Recommended for siblings 3 – 10 years of age.

Sunday classes

Offered from 3 – 4:30 p.m. or 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Family Birthing Center conference room at Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Jan. 15     March 5     May 21

July 9     Sept. 10     Nov. 5


Wednesday classes

Offered from 5 – 6 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Family Birthing Center conference room at Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Feb. 1     April 5     June 7

Aug. 2     Oct. 4     Dec. 6

 

Multiples Class

Whether you are expecting twins, triplets or more, our expert physicians and staff are prepared. Learn what to expect during delivery and once you are home. You will also receive a tour of our state-of-the-art 31-bed Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The hospital offers spacious, all-private rooms especially designed for multiple births.

Saturday classes

Offered from 9 a.m. – Noon in the Family Birthing Center conference room at Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Jan. 14     April 8      July 15     Oct. 14

 

Dad’s Boot Camp Class

This class is designed for fathers only. The class offers expectant fathers a unique opportunity to interact with new fathers and their babies, as well as seasoned fathers with years of experience. The class will explore the many roles of fatherhood in an effort to empower and support new dads. Topics discussed will include Safe Sleep and SIDs prevention, baby care, home safety, car seats, how to be a supportive labor coach and the transition to fatherhood.

Tuesday classes

Offered from 6 – 8 p.m. in the conference rooms at Parkview Regional Medical Center

Jan. 24       Feb. 28   March 28     April 25       May 23    

June 27      July 25    Aug. 22       Sept. 26     Nov. 28

Dec. 19 

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