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The Family Birth Place Class Listing

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Thank you for choosing St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, KY for your Child Birth Education programs and classes for adolescents and siblings.

St. Elizabeth has been named one of the ten best places in America to have a baby. What sets us apart from other hospitals in the tri-state is that we are a certified, baby-friendly hospital that has received MAGNET status recognition in both 2006 and 2010.

We know you’re busy so we offer all of our classes at various times to accommodate your hectic schedule and make registering online quick and simple.

If you encounter any problems with your online registration, please call our baby line at (859) 301-2229.

NEW CHILDBIRTH CLASS!
 St. Elizabeth Healthcare is now offering an online prepared childbirth class to offer you flexibility and convenience from your home. This interactive eLearning program helps you to prepare for your baby’s birth. It is a great alternative for parents who cannot attend traditional classes due to bed rest, work schedules or time constraints. To view a demo, please click here and select the class from the list below.

Classes are currently being offered in the following categories.
Click the category title below to "jump to" those class listings or manually scroll through the list below.
Breastfeeding Classes Child Birth Classes Classes for Adolescents
Family Birth Place Tour Grandparents Class Infant and Sibling Classes
Online Childbirth Education Smoking Cessation

Breastfeeding Classes
Monday Night Breastfeeding Class - 2014
Aug 11, 2014 - Nov 17, 2014
Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant/counselor, this class offers in-depth preparation for breastfeeding.  Free to mothers attending Basic childbirth classes (included in week 4 of the series), Pre-natal In A Day and Young Mother Class.  Labor partners are strongly encouraged to attend.  Please bring a doll resembling the size of a newborn with you to class.

Thursday Night Breastfeeding Class- 2014
Aug 21, 2014 - Nov 13, 2014
Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant/ counselor, this class offers in -depth preparation for breastfeeding mothers undecided about their choice for infant feeding. Recommended for all first time mothers as well as mothers undecided about their choice for infant feeding. FREE to mothers attending childbirth classes, including the Pre-Natal in a Day. Labor partners are strongly encouraged to attend. NOTE: Working mothers may stay after class for 15 minutes of special instruction on continuing breastfeeding while on the job.

Tuesday Night Breastfeeding Class- 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant/counselor, this class offers in-depth preparation for breastfeeding. Recommended for all first time mothers as well as mothers undecided about their choice for infant feeding. Free to mothers attending childbirth classes, including the Pre-Natal in a Day. Labor partners strongly encouraged to attend.

Wednesday Night Breastfeeding Class - 2014
Sep 10, 2014 - Dec 17, 2014
Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant/counselor, this class offers in-depth preparation for breastfeeding.  Free to mothers attending childbirth classes, including the Pre-natal in A Day.  Labor partners are strongly encouraged to attend.  Please bring a doll resembling the size of a newborn baby with you to class.


Child Birth Classes
Family Birth Place Tour - 2014
Aug 24, 2014
Discover the St. Elizabeth difference by giving birth at the Family Birth Place, a "Baby Friendly Hospital" in Edgewood, KY.  Our tour includes learning about Family Centered Maternity Care, viewing the LDRP's (Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum suites) as well as 1B, the Post-Op C/S Unit and Post Partum Care Center.
This tour is INCLUDED in the Pre-Natal in A Day class, Basic Childbirth class, Young Mothers Basic class and Refresher class.



Family Birth Place Tour - 2014
Sep 14, 2014 - Dec 07, 2014
Discover the St. Elizabeth difference by giving birth at the Family Birth Place, a "Baby Friendly Hospital."  Our tour includes learning about Family Centered Maternity Care, viewing the LDRP's (Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum suites), and viewing the Special Care Nursery. 
This tour is INCLUDED in the Pre-Natal in A Day class, Basic Childbirth class, Young Mothers Basic class and Refresher class.



Infant Care Class 2014
Jul 29, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
Expectant parents learn the basics of infant care.  Topics include bathing, diapering, skin care, playtime, crying and illnesses.  Hands on practice and answers on any infant care concerns.  New SIDS guidelines are reviewed as well as how to rescue a choking infant and child.  Please bring a baby doll to class with you. 

Monday Night Basic Childbirth Class- 2014
Sep 08, 2014 - Oct 27, 2014
Expectant couples learn about essential exercises, nutrition, breathing techniques, relaxation and massage.  Covers third trimester concerns of pregnancy, comfort measures and coping tools for labor and delivery, positions for the first and second stages of labor, the role of the labor partner, newborn and post-partum adjustment.
A tour of The Family Birthplace, Infant Care and Breastfeeding are included in this series. 
Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to class and dress comfortably.

Monday Night Refresher Class - 2014
Sep 15, 2014 - Nov 03, 2014
Brings couples up to date on delivery at The Family Birth Pace.  Breathing techniques, relaxation, massage, comfort measures, coping tools and positions for labor and delivery are covered.  A tour is included on the second night of class. 

Thursday Night Basic Childbirth Class - 2014
Jul 31, 2014 - Oct 23, 2014
Expectant couples learn about essential exercises, nutrition, breathing techniques, relaxation and massage.  Covers third trimester concerns of pregnancy, comfort measures and coping tools for labor and delivery, positions for the first and second stages of labor, the role of the labor partner, newborn and post-partum adjustment.
A tour of the Family Birth Place, Infant care and breastfeeding are included in the childbirth series.  Feel free to bring food and drink to the class.

Thursday Night Refresher Class - 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Brings couples up-to-date on delivery at The Family Birth Place.  Breathing techniques, relaxation, massage, comfort measures, coping tools and positions for labor and delivery are covered.  A tour is included on the second night of class.  Two-night class.
Bring 2 pillows and a small blanket or yoga mat on the first night.

Wednesday Night Basic Childbirth Series - 2014
Aug 20, 2014 - Nov 12, 2014
Expectant couples learn about essential exercises, nutrition, breathing techniques, relaxation and massage.  Covers third trimester concerns of pregnancy, comfort measures and coping tools for labor and delivery, positions for the first and second stages of labor, the role of the labor partner, newborn and post-partum adjustment.
A tour of the Family Birth Place, Infant Care and Breastfeeding are included in this series. 
Feel free to bring food/drinks to class. 

Wednesday Night Refresher Class 2014
Aug 27, 2014 - Nov 19, 2014
Brings couples up-to-date on delivery.  Breathing techniques/relaxation, massage comfort measures and coping tools are covered.  A tour is included on the second night of class. 

Dress comfortably.  Feel free to bring a drink/snack for yourself.  Week one, bring two pillows and a small blanket or yoga mat.  Bring your Gift of Motherhood or Another Time Around Book.  If you have not received it, one will be given to you at class.

Classes for Adolescents
Mother To Daughter II - The Next Step - 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Appropriate ages: 12 - 14.  Designed as a follow up for the Mother to Daughter I class.  This class discusses sexuality in a moral, value and Christian based setting in order to encourage open communication between mothers and their daughters.  The topics of discussion include: female and male anatomy; intercouse; fertilization; pregnancy and birth: values of marriage before sex.  The second half of the class includes topics of STD's, including AIDS and HPV,  with an explanation of the HPV vaccine; brief definitions of pornography, homosexuality and oral sex; what is sexting; sexual abuse; slang and peer pressure.  Handouts are given.

Mother/Daughter Class I - 2014
Jul 22, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014
Appropriate ages: 9-12.  Classes offered monthly.  Designed to open communication between mothers and daughters regarding puberty.  Discussion includes physical and emothional changes of girls during adolescence.

Parent To Son - 2014
Aug 19, 2014
Appropriate ages 9 - 12.  Designed to encourage open communication between parents and sons regarding puberty in a Christian based setting.  The topics of discussion include male anatomy; physical changes of puberty, including growth, hair and voice changes; emotional changes; what is a wet dream, an erection and why does this happen; changes in sweat and oil glands; the need for healthy lifestyle during adolescence.  The class ends with a 16 minute video that reinforces what was discussed during class.  Handouts are given to parents.  A booklet is given to sons.

SafeSitter - 2014
Aug 08, 2014
SafeSitter is a program for girls and boys age 11-13 that teaches adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.  Topics include safety and security precautions, child development and age appropriate activities and the business aspect of babysitting.  Each student receives a manual with all the information covered in class.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, PLEASE CALL 859 301-2586.  YOU MUST FIRST FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM AND A STUDENT CONTRACT.  WHEN THIS IS RETURNED WITH THE FEE FOR THE CLASS, YOUR CHILD WILL BE REGISTERED.

PLease do not register online for this class, call 859 301-2586
The forms can be emailed to you.


Young Mothers Basic Childbirth Class - 2014
Sep 09, 2014 - Nov 04, 2014
Learn about childbirth, breastfeeding and baby care.  Oriented to the young parent 21 years of age and younger.  A tour of The Family Birthplace and Infant Care are included in this class.

Grandparents Class
Grandparents Class - 2014
Jul 29, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
This class will help update grandparents on all the latest child care developments.  We will discuss bathing, feeding, car safety, SIDS and much more.  Perfect for grandparents who will be caring for their grandchildren.  We will notify you of the correct room about a week prior to the class. 


Infant and Sibling Classes
Sunday Big Brother/Big Sister Class - 2014
Aug 24, 2014 - Dec 07, 2014
This exciting class prepares children for the arrival of a new brother or sister.  Designed for ages 3-10.  Discover how to diaper and hold a baby.  Videos are shown dealing with sibling rivalry and the adjustment of a new baby.  A t-shirt, button and certificate will be provided.  Your child will take a brief tour of the Family Birth Place during non restrictive flu months.  Refreshments are provided.  Please bring a doll with you to class.

Smoking Cessation
Fresh Start - Smoking Cessation
Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 26, 2014
Freshstart is a FREE 4-week smoking cessation program developed by the American Cancer Society and offered to you by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. This program is designed to help you take charge of your efforts to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco.
 
Join today and enjoy the benefits of living a tobacco-free lifestyle.
For more information, please call (859) 301-5570 to learn more about the next 4-week program being offered.

Fresh Start - Smoking Cessation
Sep 02, 2014
Freshstart is a FREE 4-week smoking cessation program developed by the American Cancer Society and offered to you by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. This program is designed to help you take charge of your efforts to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco.
 
Join today and enjoy the benefits of living a tobacco-free lifestyle.
For more information, please call (859) 301-5570 to learn more about the next 4-week program being offered.



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