Women's Health Classes

Our women's health team offers a variety of classes to help families and those expecting new additions.

Please see the list below for our current offerings.

Beginning Childbirth

Beginning Childbirth class helps prepare you and your support team for childbirth. The classes discuss topics such as labor progress, relaxation and comfort techniques, medical interventions, C-section and vaginal birth, and baby care. You also will get to tour the hospital. Plan to begin the class about three months before your baby is due.

  • Fee: $55 (per couple) for series
  • Discounts apply for MU employees and students
  • Fully covered by Medicaid insurance

Offered: New sessions begin every six weeks. Classes are two hours on Thursdays and meet once a week for six weeks from 7 to 9 p.m.

Beginning Childbirth (A Saturday to Remember)

This is a one-day class for people who cannot attend the six-week program. It covers the main parts of Beginning Childbirth all in one Saturday class. It includes a hospital tour.

  • Fee: $55 (per couple)
  • Discounts apply for MU employees & students
  • Fully covered by Medicaid insurance

Offered: Twice a month on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on a date below to register.

Beginning Breastfeeding

Beginning Breastfeeding class focuses on how to set up your breastfeeding experience for success, maintain your milk supply, and continue breastfeeding even if you are returning to work or school.

  • Fee: $10 (per couple)
  • No fee for families who have taken the six-week or one-day childbirth class.

Offered: Twice a month on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

Infant Safety and CPR

This class focuses on infant safety and how to prevent and react to emergencies. Participants will practice CPR skills with the help of CPR instructors certified by the American Heart Association. Participants who should take this class include pregnant couples, new parents, grandparents, and child-care providers.

  • Fee: $35 (per couple)

Offered: One Monday each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Click on a date below to register.

For Big Kids Only – FREE

The birth of a sibling changes a child’s life. This class is for children ages 2 to 10 who are expecting a new little brother or sister. Children in the class will learn about what changes will occur when their baby arrives and how they can help. Children will get to practice skills such as changing a diaper and swaddling.

Offered: Once a month on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Click on a date below to register.

Birth Center Tours — By appointment

Are you expecting and would like a tour of our birthing center? Both the six-week and one-day childbirth classes include a hospital tour. Separate tours are available for anyone who is not taking a childbirth class or who isn’t able to attend the tour during their class. The tour visits labor and delivery, OB triage, the Low Intervention birthing suites and postpartum. Please call 573-771-6110.