Classes for New Parents
All three of our classes for expectant families are offered both at Lake Regional Family Birth Center in Osage Beach and Lake Regional Clinic – Eldon. Mothers who attend all three classes and deliver at Lake Regional receive a free car seat. The classes are free, but registration is required. Click a class name below to find an upcoming class and register online.
- Bright Beginnings. This class is for women in their first trimester. Learn how to make healthy choices that benefit you and your baby. Also receive tips for overcoming pregnancy discomforts, and learn how to recognize and respond to signs of potential complications. You will receive a book about pregnancy and childbirth.
- Childbirth 101. This class is for women in their third trimester. Explore various childbirth options, and learn how to plan a personalized birth experience. You and your coach will learn about the stages of labor and will practice breathing and relaxation techniques. Plus you will receive access to an online, interactive book, “Understanding Birth,” which you can use at home.
- Baby, Breastfeeding and Beyond. This class is for women in their third trimester. Learn all about caring for a newborn in this interactive class. You’ll learn about breastfeeding; diapering; bathing; swaddling; car seat safety; comforting; and much more. You also will learn what to expect after delivery and receive tools to help you thrive in the first few weeks of parenthood.