Detailed Class Descriptions and Registration
Childbirth Education Classes
This class is designed to prepare new mothers and their support person for the birth process. Childbirth education classes are taught via Zoom or in person on Saturdays.
If your insurer is going to pay for the class, you must also call to reserve your spot over the phone. A variety of topics are covered in this class, including:
- Breathing and relaxation techniques
- Massage and visualization
- Pain management
- Use of forceps
- Importance of bonding with baby
- Newborn care
- Feeding the baby
- Colic and infants
- Infant stimulation
We recommend this class for everyone, but specifically those planning on a natural birth, or one with few medical interventions. These classes are ideal for those who are at least 32 weeks pregnant. Feel free to register for the class date you would like before that time.
You may view the virtual tour of our labor and delivery unit online. Our educators also have a recent video tour you will see during class instruction. No in-person tours are being given at this time.
You will also need to pay for the $50 class by credit card online or over the phone. The class must be paid for by the first day of class before the session starts.
Breastfeeding Support Classes
These sessions are prerecorded for viewing at your convenience. Feel free to simply sign up for any "class," and you'll receive an email with all the relevant links to videos and documents attached. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we will return to in-person classes.
While breastfeeding is natural and normal, mothers may need support and help to achieve their breastfeeding goals. We recommend taking this class at least four to six weeks before the baby is due.
You will also need to pay for the $15 class by credit card online or over the phone. Patients registered for the Childbirth Education course may take breastfeeding classes at no cost. The class must be paid for by the first day of class before the session starts. Call us if you would like to register for the breastfeeding class that is offered free when enrolled in the childbirth education class, and we can get you the paperwork you'll need.
Childbirth Education Refresher
This class is not being offered at this time. This class will resume in-person when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Please use the Injoy Understanding Birth book, provided by your Nebraska Medicine provider, to refresh you in regards to childbirth.
Convenient Class Location
All classes are currently taught online either through individual instruction or via Zoom. Classes will resume in the Olson Center in the Durham Outpatient Center when COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to gather.
If you're already an Olson Center patient and you've been given your pregnancy folder, please have your labor book or breastfeeding book with you during class, depending on the class you're signed up for.
Below are the book covers.