• UK Childbirth Education Program Class Offerings

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    Register and pay for a class: Call 859-323-2750.

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    Childbirth Preparation Program

    The UK Birthing Center offers a Childbirth Preparation Program to prepare you for the changes that happen during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. We cover basic information, including how labor starts, how to time contractions, the stages of labor, when to go to the hospital, coping techniques for labor and partner support.

    Other topics covered are pain management options, medical interventions and hospital policies. Please bring pillows to class and dress comfortably. If you are unable to pay for the class, scholarships are available. Fees will be waived for Young Parents Program participants. Please call 859-323-2750. We want you to be prepared for your arrival!

    UK HealthCare offers two childbirth preparation options. We recommend you begin your classes at 28 weeks of pregnancy. 

    Three-week program
    This program meets once a week for three weeks.

    • Time: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $40 per couple
    • Location:
      UK Good Samaritan Hospital |  Directions >
      First floor, Conference Room A 

    Saturday condensed program
    This program covers the same material as the three-week version, but meets only once.

    • Time: Saturdays 9 a.m – 3:30 p.m. monthly
      One hour break. Lunch is not provided.
       
    • Cost: $40 per couple
    • Location:
      UK Good Samaritan Hospital |  Directions >
      First floor, Conference Room A 

    Baby Basics

    This one-time class provides tips on the first few weeks of caring for your newborn. Topics covered include newborn appearance, feeding, bathing, cord and circumcision care and basic infant safety. You will also view excerpts from Happiest Baby on the Block™ to learn how to turn on your baby's calming reflex. Crying is a leading cause of pediatrician appointments, parental frustration and postpartum depression. The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD is available for purchase for an extra fee. You will participate in dressing, diaper changes, swaddling and consoling a fussy baby using life-sized dolls.

    • Time: Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. monthly
    • Cost: $25 per couple.  $10 extra for the purchase of The Happiest Baby on the Block™ DVD. 
    • Location:
      UK Good Samaritan Hospital |  Directions >
      First floor, Conference Room A 

    Infant CPR

    This is a one-time class that teaches the lifesaving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as infant-specific safety measures. This class is for CPR of the newborn to 1 year old. You may purchase a kit containing a CPR doll and the CPR Anytime DVD to keep ($40), or use the kit provided in class only ($25). A nurse certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and neonatal resuscitation teaches this class. We recommend this class for parents and anyone who will be caring for the baby. This is not an American Heart Association certification class.

    • Time: Thursdays of every other month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Cost: Kit and DVD purchase with class: $40 per couple
                Class only: $25 per couple    
    • Location:
      UK Good Samaritan Hospital |  Directions >
      First floor, Conference Room A 

    Nursing Your Infant

    This one-time class focuses on the advantages of breastfeeding, proper positioning and latch-on, information on pumping and hand expression and how to prevent and resolve discomfort. A registered nurse who is also a certified lactation consultant teaches this class.

    • Time: Thursdays every other month 6:30-9 p.m.; or Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m monthly.
    • Cost: $25 per couple
    • Location:
      UK Good Samaritan Hospital |  Directions >
      First floor, Conference Room A 

      Big Brothers and Sisters Are Special

      This one-time class is designed for children ages 3-7 and will help prepare your children for the arrival of their new brother or sister. Siblings will become familiar with the UK Birthing Center and learn about where mommy will give birth. They will also learn what changes to expect when the new baby arrives.

      • Time: Tuesdays every other month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m.
      • Cost: $5 per child (no fee for parents)
      • Location:
        UK Chandler Hospital | Directions >
        Pavilion H, third floor, Room H359 

      Birthing Center Pre-Admission Visit

      Sign up at your clinic appointment between 24 and 28 weeks for this free visit to complete your registration, tour the Birthing Center and get information on what to expect during your hospital stay. 

      • Time:  First and third Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. 
      • Cost: Free
      • Location:
        UK Chandler Hospital | Directions >
        Pavilion H, third floor, Room H359
         

      Please call 859-323-2750 to register prior to attending to ensure adequate preparation by your tour guide.