Porter Regional Hospital Offers Childbirth Education Classes for July 2015

Porter Regional Hospital Offers Childbirth Education Classes for July 2015
By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: June 8, 2015

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in July:

Childbirth Education
This comprehensive class covers all aspects of pregnancy, labor, and birth, postpartum and newborn care. Natural coping methods will be discussed, such as relaxation and breathing, as well as the use of pain medication and epidural anesthesia. Your partner or support person is encouraged to attend with you. Register in your fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and take the classes in your seventh or eighth month. Classes will meet for four consecutive weeks from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The cost for the Childbirth Education class is $65 per couple. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

Childbirth Refresher
For couples who have already had a baby, this course is a review of the labor and birth process and provides a refresher on breathing and relaxation techniques. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 13 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The cost for the Childbirth Refresher class is $25 per couple. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

Breastfeeding Class
This free, one-session class coordinated by an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant is geared for expectant and new parents, designed to promote successful breastfeeding and how to get started. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 14 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The cost is free and pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

Fast-Track Childbirth Education
Spend one full Saturday in this expedited version of the Childbirth Education class to learn all of the aspects of pregnancy and birth. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 11 or 18 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The cost for the Fast-Track Childbirth Education class is $65 per couple. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

New Beginnings Tours
Learn what your experience will be like during a 30-minute tour of the labor, delivery, postpartum and nursery areas at Porter Regional Hospital. Tours will be held at 2 p.m. Saturdays, July 4 and 11, and at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, July 21 and 28. The tours are free and space is limited. To register, call 219-983-8343.

eLearning Online Childbirth Education
This online version of the Childbirth Education class offers an alternative for women and their support person who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints. The interactive Web-based program includes animated illustrations, videos and games. Your partner or support person is encouraged to participate with you online. Register to participate in the online learning during your sixth or seventh month by calling 219-983-8692. The cost for the class is $75.

Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton, Marshall and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care. Porter Regional Hospital is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.