Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education

Get ready to welcome a new member to your family!

Nebraska Medicine's focused on providing family-centered care. So no matter how you define family, from support partner to grandparents, we'll be there with the classes everyone needs to prepare. We'll answer your questions, take away your uncertainty and provide you with some helpful tools and knowledge that will carry you through the first stages of life with baby. The childbirth education classes offered at Nebraska Medicine are taught by experienced registered nurses and certified childbirth educators.

What You'll Learn in Our Childbirthing and Breastfeeding Education Classes:

Childbirth

This class is designed to prepare new mothers and their support person for the birth process. Evening and Saturday sessions are available. A variety of topics are covered in this class, including:

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Massage and visualization
  • Epidural
  • Pain management
  • Use of forceps
  • Importance of bonding with baby
  • Newborn care
  • Feeding the baby
  • Colic and infants
  • Infant stimulation
  • Breastfeeding

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. Various tools and breast pumps will be on hand for demonstration. Evening sessions are available from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. as well as on the second Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch.

There is also a breastfeeding and mom support group that meets at the Olson Center on Thursdays at 3 pm. Lactation consultants will instruct you and a support person on the basics of breastfeeding including:

  • Latching the baby onto the breast
  • Gauging if the baby is getting enough milk
  • Establishing a good milk supply
  • Positions for feeding

Childbirth Refresher

This refresher class is designed for the second-time mothers and their support person. It is a review of relaxation and breathing exercises and discusses options available to enhance the birth experience. Feel free to request a topic. Evening sessions are available.

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To Register

All classes are hosted at the Olson Center in the Durham Outpatient Center. Fees are discussed at registration. Payment must be made when registering for the class. Call 800.922.0000 to register for a class.

If you're already an Olson Center patient and you've been given your pregnancy folder, please bring your labor book or breastfeeding book with you, depending on the class you're signed up for.

Below are the book covers.

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