Porter Regional Hospital is offering the following childbirth education classes in July.
Class sizes are limited to ensure proper social distancing and masks are required. Pre-registration is required.
This one-session class coordinated by an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant is geared for expectant and new parents. Designed to promote successful breastfeeding, the program will discuss the benefits of breastfeeding and how to get started. The class is held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., July 2 and 21, in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. The class is free and pre-registration is required. Register by visiting porterhealth.com and clicking on Events.
Expectant parents can feel prepared for the journey ahead by attending this comprehensive class covering all aspects of pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and newborn care. Natural coping methods will be discussed, such as relaxation and breathing, as well as the use of pain medication and epidural anesthesia. A partner or support person is encouraged to attend. Register in your fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and take the classes in your seventh or eighth month. Classes will meet for four consecutive weeks from 6 to 8:30 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29, in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit porterhealth.com and click on Events. Call 219-983-8543 with questions.
Fast-Track Childbirth Education
Spend one full Saturday in this expedited version of the Childbirth Education class to learn all aspects of pregnancy and birth. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11, in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit porterhealth.com and click on Events.
Build confidence around how to nurture your baby’s development and ensure newborn’s safety. This free class includes topics like getting ready for baby, bathing, diapering, signs of illness, safety, and newborn behaviors. Great for parents, grandparents and child care providers. Babies and toddlers are welcome. This free class meets the second Monday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 E. US Highway 6, Valparaiso. The next class is July 13. To register visit porterhealth.com and click on Events.
Breastfeeding Support Clinic
For private, individual breastfeeding consultations or for more information please call 219-983-8543.
For more information about classes offered through Porter Regional Hospital, visit porterhealth.com.