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Childbirth Classes Help to Create Memorable Experience


Expecting a baby can be an exciting and anxious time for pregnant women. A bit of good information can help remove some of the worry and create a memorable experience.

To help, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital is offering two-day childbirth class sessions this summer: on Wednesday, May 15 and May 22; and on Wednesday, July 10 and July 17. Each class session takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the hospital’s Education Conference Room.

Maternity nurses Stephanie Marshall, RN, and Trista Selfridge, RN, will lead the classes.

Topics include:

• Preparing for the challenges of labor and delivery.

• Learning about breastfeeding, relaxation techniques, what to expect when you arrive at the hospital, postpartum care, newborn care and more.

• Addressing your fears by connecting with your partner or labor coach.

• Discussing options for handling pain.

• Learning about the basics of medical interventions and possible complications.

The class is free for those who plan to deliver at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital’s Family Birthing Center. Refreshments will be provided, along with the opportunity to tour the Family Birthing Center.

Registration is required by calling 541-996-7179.