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Childbirth Classes

We offer a variety of classes to help prepare you and your family for baby! These include: 

  • All About Labor and Delivery-All About Labor and Delivery discusses stages of labor, when to come to the hospital, and the delivery process. 
  • The Milky Way-This class teaches the "how-tos" of lactation/nursing your newborn: how to get started, how to know if your baby is getting enough and much more!
  • Newborn and Postpartum Basics-This class covers care for the postpartum parent plus baby care topics such as bathing, feeding, diapering, and safety issues.
  • Comfort Measures-This class will teach you breathing, massage, and positioning techniques used by our labor and delivery staff to help control pain while you are in labor. 
  • Cesarean Birth Guide-Learn about the common reasons for C-sections, what happens during surgery, and how to care for yourself when you go home.
  • Newborn, New Life Skills-This class will allow you to participate in a fast-paced hands-on overview of labor, breastfeeding, postpartum recovery, safe sleep and infant massage. 
  • Infant & Child CPR-Infant & Child CPR training is available for expectant and new parents, including those who are adopting, and other caregivers. 
  • Expectant Fathers-In this class, fathers learn about the impact of a child on a couple's relationship and are offered important tips.
  • Baby Ready Express-This express class offers a virtual hospital tour and covers content from the following classes in a convenient one-day format: All About Labor and Delivery • Cesarean Birth Guide • Newborn & Postpartum Basics •The Milky Way.
  • Hospital Tour- Offered virtually and in-person, group or private tours available. Weekly lunchtime virtual tour offered on Tuesdays at noon. 
  • Postpartum Happy Hour!- Join us for the postpartum peer support group, meeting monthly, refreshments sponsored by March of Dimes!
  • Comuníquese con amanda.wilkins@bhsi.com o al 502-897-8688 para obtener más información sobre el parto y las clases de lactancia en español.

Dates/times as well as a link for registration can be found in the upcoming events section below. Contact Amanda Wilkins at Amanda.wilkins@bhsi.com or (502) 897-8688 if you have any questions about classes or tours, need assistance with registration or would prefer to schedule a private tour. 

All in-person classes are in the 4007 Kresge Way building unless otherwise noted in the description, all in-person tours start in the main lobby of the 3900 Kresge Way building. No classes or tours will begin in the main hospital building. All virtual classes will be held on Zoom. Classes are open to anyone. Please register each person attending for in-person classes and tours except for Comfort Measures

The dedicated team of maternity care experts at Baptist Health Louisville is here to help ease you into motherhood. Join our Facebook group to connect with other new moms and to continue receiving tips and support.

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Do you have an advance directive or living will? We ask that question of every patient we care for, but… what is an advance directive? If this thought has ever crossed your mind, or you have wondered exactly why having an advance directive is important, this no-cost, virtual one hour class is for you.

Upcoming events

30 may 2024

Virtual Event

Newborn & Postpartum Basics

This class covers care for the postpartum parent plus baby care topics such as bathing, feeding, diapering, and safe sleep.

4 jun 2024

Virtual Event

All About Labor and Delivery

All About Labor and Delivery discusses stages of labor, when to come to the hospital, and the delivery process.

6 jun 2024

Educational Class

Expectant Parent Hospital Tour

This is a guided tour through the Baptist Health Louisville Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units. We will meet in the entrance lobby of 3900 Kresge Way.

6 jun 2024

In-Person Event

Comfort Measures During Labor

This class with teach you breathing, massage, and positioning techniques used to help control pain while you are in labor. These methods can be used alone or along with other pain relief measures, such as nitrous or epidural. Please register for yourself and bring one support person for this class. The class is held at 4007 Kresge Way.

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Past events

Educational Class

Infant and Child CPR

Educational Class

Expectant Parent Hospital Tour

Virtual Event

Expectant Parent Virtual Tour

Educational Class

All About Labor and Delivery

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Car Seat Safety Check

Free safety checks offered by appointment. Please schedule below or contact Amanda.wilkins@bhsi.com to schedule. Car seat not provided.

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