2016 class brochure (PDF 535 KB) »
Register and pay for a class: Call 859-323-2750.
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.
This program meets once a week for three weeks.
Saturday condensed program
This program covers the same material as the three-week version, but meets only once.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please call 859-323-2750 to register prior to attending to ensure adequate preparation by your tour guide.