Topic: Childbirth and Parenting

Five-Week Childbirth Preparation

This class is for the expectant woman and her support person to receive information about what to expect through each step of the childbirth process;

Thursdays: July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15

Olathe Medical Center

20333 W. 151st St.
Olathe, Kansas 66061

Enter through The Birth Place. Classrooms are located on the 1st floor behind the elevators.

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We emphasize a family-centered approach to birth options, partner coaching, and informed choices.

This class is good to take regardless of whether or not you plan to have epidural medication during labor. You will practice how to cope with common discomforts of pregnancy and labor through positioning, massage, breathing techniques, visualization, total body relaxation, and various medications are explained and practiced so you can determine which techniques work best for you. Learn how to differentiate true from false labor, what to do if your "water" breaks, warning signs that require a call to your physician, and reasons why internal fetal monitoring, induction of labor, instrumentation or cesarean birth may be necessary. The Infant Care class is included in this series as well as information on postpartum care, newborn safety, and a tour of The Birth Place.

Session Dates:

July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15

Reminders:

  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Bring a blanket/mat and two pillows for use with floor exercises.
  • Please feel free to bring any snacks/meals or drinks to class.
  • Due to distractions to others, we ask that you not bring children to class.
If you have any questions, please contact the Education Department at 913-791-4312 in advance of the event. In case of inclement weather, please call the hospital at 913-791-4200 to see if your class has been canceled.