Childbirth and Childcare Classes

We offer several classes for preparing your family for a new member. All classes are held at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Conference Room. Class attendees will be entered into a quarterly drawing for a car seat.

Childbirth Classes (31 weeks and beyond) 

Be ready for labor and delivery with our class focusing on:

  • Early Labor signs
  • Stages of Labor
  • Dilation and Effacement
  • Pain management during labor: natural, IV pain medications and epidural
  • Procedures to expect; Vaginal exams, rupture of membranes, monitors, foley
  • Cesarean Section
  • Immediate Postpartum changes/needs.

Early Pregnancy Class (Conception to 31 weeks) 

Learn what to expect in early pregnancy, from conception to 31 weeks gestation, including:

  • Choosing a Doctor/Pediatrician
  • Healthy Pregnancy: diet, emotional health, physical activity, smoking, alcohol/drug use.
  • Discomforts of pregnancy
  • Role of labor support person
  • What to pack
  • General care and any topics of interest suggested by attendees.

Classes are $35 but we waive the fee if you are delivering at our Mother Baby Unit. Registration is required. Ask about a chance to win a car seat. For more information or to register, call 573-468-1968.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 800.392.0936
General Information: 573.468.4186 | 866.468.4186
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