Parkview Whitley Hospital

Women's Health

​At Parkview Whitley Hospital and Parkview Warsaw, we offer a variety of childbirth, parenting and breastfeeding classes to help give you the support you need during and after your pregnancy. If you attend prenatal or parenting classes, you will receive a coupon for B.A.B.E. of Whitley County, a Columbia City agency providing parenting support and child wellness services. Coupons may be redeemed for baby supplies or clothing at B.A.B.E. of Whitley County, 533 N. Line St., Columbia City. 

Parkview Whitley Hospital is the certified car seat safety check point for Whitley County. Any parent or grandparent who would like a free car seat safety check should call (260) 248-9321. 

 

For more information, or to register for classes at Parkview Whitley Hospital or Parkview Warsaw, call (260) 248-9321.

 

 

2018 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

 

Parkview Whitley Hospital

One-session weekend option

Offered at Parkview Whitley Hospital on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Feb. 24     June 9     Dec. 8

Two-session weekday option

Offered at Parkview Whitley Hospital on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

April 16 and 23     Aug. 6 and 13     Oct. 15 and 22


Parkview Warsaw

One-session weekend option

Offered at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living located in the Parkview Warsaw YMCA on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 13     March 17

Two-session weekday option

Offered at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living located in the Parkview Warsaw YMCA on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.

May 14 and 21    Sept. 17 and 24


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. A free portable crib, crib sheet, swaddler and pacifiers will be given to those who qualify. Any woman in her last trimester of pregnancy, or who has an infant, is welcome to attend.

 

Parkview Whitley Hospital

Two-session morning option

Offered on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - noon at Parkview Whitley Hospital on the following dates:

March 7 and 14     June 6 and 13

Nov. 7 and 14

Two-session evening option

Offered on Wednesdays from 6 - 9 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital on the following dates:

Feb. 7 and 14     May 2 and 9

Aug. 8 and 15     Dec. 5 and 12

One-session afternoon option

Offered Saturdays from noon - 4 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital on the following dates:

Jan. 20     Sept. 15

 

​Parkview Warsaw

Two-session evening option

Offered on Tuesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living located in the Parkview Warsaw YMCA on the following dates:

Oct. 2 and 9

One-session afternoon option 

Offered Saturdays from noon – 4 p.m. at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living located in the Parkview Warsaw YMCA on the following dates:

April 21     July 21​

 

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

 

Parkview Whitley Hospital

Monday classes

Offered from 6 - 9 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital on the following dates:

Feb. 26    April 30    June 4    Aug. 20    Oct. 29    Nov. 19

 

 

Parkview Warsaw

Wednesday classes

Offered from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living located in the Parkview Warsaw YMCA on the following dates:

Jan. 17   March 21   May 16   July 18   Sept. 19   Dec. 19

 

To support your commitment to breastfeeding, we offer a Breastfeeding Mom’s Group, allowing new moms to find support and network with one another. A certified lactation consultant is also available to answer breastfeeding-related questions and provide tips to help you successfully breastfeed. Call (260) 248-9426 for support. 

 

Grandparents Class

Grandparents can brush up on the latest in newborn and maternal care while also receiving tips on bonding with their new grandchild.

 

Parkview Whitley Hospital

Saturday class

Offered from noon – 4 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital on the following date:

April 7

Wednesday class

Offered from 9 a.m. – noon at Parkview Whitley Hospital on the following date:

Sept. 5

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