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Bravo Baby: Labor & Newborn Class Series - St. Cloud

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Jan 2-30, 2014
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Cloud Hospital
St. Cloud, MN

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The Bravo Baby childbirth series is made up of five class sessions.

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Please call 320-656-7021 if you have any questions.

Fees & Payment

$50 for the series. The cost covers both you and your labor support person.

Description

The Bravo Baby childbirth series is made up of five class sessions. Learn more about each below.

It is requested that you bring your Partners in Care binder along to EVERY class. It will be referenced during the classes. It is highly advised, but not required, that you and your labor support person complete these classes by the 30th week of pregnancy. Please register early to ensure you get into the classes of your choice.

Class Session 1: Labor, Styled Your Way

Discover how your body is preparing for the birth of your child. Learn how to tell if you are in labor, when to come to the hospital and how to be comfortable at home during the early stages of labor. You and your labor support person will take away ideas for enhancing your birth experience. Please bring along 1-2 pillows to this class because they will be used for relaxation and breathing practice.

Class Outline:

  • Late pregnancy changes
  • Symptoms -- to be or not to be…concerned?
  • Preparing for labor
  • Labor: what is it exactly?
  • P.A.I.N. and relaxation
  • Labor support person role

Class Session 2: Your Labor Accessories

Arrive at the big event fully prepared by knowing childbirth comfort measures, pain management options, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises that you can try during active labor. A woman should never leave home without these essentials! This class includes time to PRACTICE positions and techniques to use in labor along with your labor support person. Please bring along 1-2 pillows to this class because they will be used for relaxation and breathing practice.

Class Outline:

  • Healthy babies are worth the wait
  • Early and active labor
  • When to come to the hospital and who to call
  • Admission and your stay in the hospital
  • Monitoring & medications in labor
  • Inductions
  • Practice positions and techniques for labor 

Class Session 3: The Crowning Event

Embrace this defining life moment and learn more about different positions for pushing, vaginal and cesarean birth, hospital resources for mom and baby and the emotions of being a new parent. Please bring along 1-2 pillows to this class because they will be used for relaxation and breathing practice.

Class Outline:

  • Transition, pushing, crowning and birth
  • Medical procedures
  • Delivery of the placenta after birth
  • Postpartum for Mom
  • Cesarean births
  • Back home…now what?

Class Session 4: Oh, Baby! It's Your Birthday!

It is all about the newborn baby now! Learn what to expect from this little person, and gain hands-on practice of some basic newborn care.

Embark on your new adventure with baby during this overview on what to expect during the first 24 hours of your baby’s life. Learn about the miraculous changes that will occur as your baby transitions from the comfort of the womb to the big, new world and the care your baby will receive during this time.

Class Outline:

  • Bonding
  • APGAR Score
  • Newborn Appearance
  • The Baby’s First Day—What Happens?
  • The Hospital Stay
  • Hospital Resources
  • Travel Home Safely

Class Session 5: Making Memories

Treasure the everyday milestones in your baby’s life as you learn the basics of taking care of baby at home. You will take away tips on infant sleeping, feeding, bathing and crying to ensure your baby is safe, secure and satisfied!

Class Outline:

  • Daily Newborn Cares
  • Well Fed & Satisfied
  • Safe Sleep and Tummy Time
  • Infant Massage
  • Development and Communication
  • When to See the Doctor
  • Learning Opportunities

Presented by St. Cloud Hospital Women & Children’s Center. We look forward to seeing you at class.

Park in the North Visitor Lot or the North Visitor Ramp at St. Cloud Hospital. Enter through the North Entrance and go to the Lakes Elevator. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. The Women & Children Center Classroom is straight ahead.

There are vending machines located on the 3rd floor, but you are encouraged to bring your own snacks and drinks. An ice machine and water are available. Please bring your own covered drink container because drinking cups are not supplied. The Riverfront Dining Room will be open, if you would like to buy a snack before class.

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend a class you have registered and paid for, please call 320-656-7021 and request a refund.

Contact

St. Cloud Hospital Women & Children's Center at 320-656-7021

Schedule & Location

Schedule

This event includes all of the 5 meeting times below.
Date Time Location
1. Thu, January 02 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM St. Cloud Hospital
2. Thu, January 09 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM St. Cloud Hospital
3. Thu, January 16 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM St. Cloud Hospital
4. Thu, January 23 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM St. Cloud Hospital
5. Thu, January 30 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM St. Cloud Hospital

Location Details

  • St. Cloud Hospital
    1406 Sixth Avenue North
    St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901
    Main: 320-251-2700
    Alternate: 800-835-6652
    Office: 320-255-5622
    Fax: 320-255-5711

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