Prairie du Chien, WI – Expecting mothers and their partners are able to participate in childbirth education classes at Crossing Rivers Health. The class covers a wide range of information, including management of labor, signs of true labor, newborn care, breastfeeding, mental and physical changes that occur, and more.
Childbirth class can be beneficial for parents in easing fears and concerns by implementing confidence and a better understanding of the laboring body and process. “By being able to offer childbirth classes again, I am so excited that we will be able to give our expectant mothers more confidence in their own labor and ease anxiety as they become parents,” says Brianne Leikvold, OB Director at Crossing Rivers Health. Studies have found that those who attend a birthing class tend to have a more positive birthing experience.
Like many things during the Covid-19 pandemic, the childbirth education classes were suspended for a period of time. “Now that we know more about the safety and precautions that are needed for our patients and visitors, we are able to start classes again,” Leikvold says, “and do so safely for all those involved.”
The one-day class presented by Crossing Rivers Health Obstetrical staff is held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the George Family Education Center at the Medical Center. There are two Childbirth Education Classes scheduled in 2021 - August 28th and November 27th. Early registration is recommended. The cost is $25 for individuals who plan on delivering at Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center and $35 for those delivering elsewhere. Additional information can be learned by contacting the OB Director at (608) 357-2149.
The Birthing Center at Crossing Rivers Health is patient-centered providing safe, compassionate care. Leikvold says, “The amenities and specialty services offered within our facility assist us in providing advanced and comfortable care for all of our patients and their growing families.” The Birthing Center features large private rooms, whirlpool tubs, epidurals, water birth, Newborn Emergency Telemedicine, breastfeeding consults, and support. Leikvold concludes, “We look forward to supporting and caring for you during this journey.”