Preparation for Parenthood
Bringing home your new baby can also bring on a lot of questions and concerns. We firmly believe that education and information is the key to making the transition to parenthood as smooth as possible. There will be difficult days and sleepless nights, but with a little knowledge, you can spend more time focusing on the joy of the experience and less on worrying.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or a Certified Breastfeeding Educator will teach you the "hows" and "whys" of breastfeeding. You'll learn about the anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding and how to recognize and prevent potential difficulties.
The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby will also be discussed along with tips on breast pumps, storage of milk, and breastfeeding as a working mom.
Dads are strongly encouraged to attend.
This program is designed to be taken during the last two months of pregnancy. The class is designed for both mother and father (support person) to take together.
Register for the Breastfeeding class
Childbirth Preparation, Newborn Care, and Breathing & Relaxation
This class is provided in both an in-person and virtual setting. The class is taught by registered nurses and is appropriate for first-birth or experienced families.
You will learn about:
- the labor and delivery process
- various relaxation and breathing techniques
- anesthesia choices
- cesarean birth
- newborn care
The discussions will include baby care basics such as:
- bathing your baby
- physical appearance of newborns
- practical tips for parents
This class may be attended anytime during pregnancy.
Register for the Childbirth Preparation class
If none of the in-person class dates work with your schedule, you can watch a recorded class online:
Watch Childbirth Class Recording
This class is recommended for siblings three years old and up. The children watch a video about what to expect with a new baby in the family and talk about the hospital where mom and baby will be staying. A parent should be present with the child.
Register for the Sibling class
Register for a Class Today
Use the links above to register online for classes. Please register early. Service is complimentary to Sooner Care patients and Stillwater Medical employees. Financial assistance is offered.