Porter Regional Hospital Presents Childbirth Education Classes for August 2014

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: July 25, 2014

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in August:

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 August 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.

Super Sibling Class
This class is geared for children 8-years-old and younger. Children are asked to bring a doll or stuffed animal to practice holding, diapering and swaddling the new baby. A craft and tour of the OB area are included. The class will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, August 10 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The Super Sibling Class is free and class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

CPR for Family & Friends
For those wanting to gain knowledge of CPR but do not need to be certified, this American Heart Association program covers all of the basics of CPR and choking for infants, children and adults. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 14 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The cost for the class is $20 per person. 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, August 16 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. August 2 and 9, and at 6 p.m. August 19 and 26. 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 on the medical staff, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care.