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. Join other expectant families in a relaxing atmosphere, and learn how to make healthy choices for you and your baby. Also, receive pointers for overcoming pregnancy discomforts, and learn how to recognize and respond to signs of potential complications. You will receive the books “Great Expectations” and “Oh, Baby! From Baby Bump to Baby’s First Birthday: The Everything Planner.”
- Childbirth 101. This class will help you plan a personalized birth experience. You will explore childbirth options; learn about the stages of labor; practice breathing and relaxation techniques; and receive access to an online, interactive book, “Understanding Birth,” which you can use at home.
- Baby, Breast-feeding and Beyond. Learn about newborn characteristics and newborn care in this interactive class. You’ll explore breast-feeding benefits; breast-feeding latches and holds; diapering; bathing; swaddling; car seat safety; comforting; and much more. You will learn what to expect after delivery and be prepared to thrive in the first few weeks of parenthood.
Lake Regional also offers a free infant CPR class to parents and soon-to-be parents and grandparents.
This training can save lives. Parents and grandparents are among the most important people to be trained in infant CPR and relief of choking. Be the difference for the little one you love. Register for an upcoming class.