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Schedule and Description of Prenatal Classes at Baptist Health

Education and preparation is what we’re all about at Baptist Health. During your pregnancy, Baptist Health has crafted prenatal classes specifically for you. Whether you’re looking for information, resources, exercise or support from women in the same position as yourself, there’s a class for that.

Newborn Care 

Classes are for patients delivering at all Baptist Health facilities.

Help prevent unnecessary anxiety by practicing important skills ahead of time! Newborn Care addresses needs such as safe methods of diapering, holding, bathing, taking temperature, suctioning nose & mouth and feeding a newborn. Additionally, the class will cover infant cues and characteristics, signs of illness and methods of enhancing your infant’s development. Expectant mothers having multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) should be finished with any class 8 weeks prior to due date; all other expectant mothers should be finished 4-6 weeks prior to due date.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:
2nd Floor, Hickingbotham Outpatient Center on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

Register for the next Newborn Care Class

 

Breastfeeding 

Classes are for patients delivering at all Baptist Health facilities.

Taught by a board-certified lactation consultant, this class will discuss the many benefits of breastfeeding, getting started, basic techniques, problems and solutions, returning to work and how partners can support both mom and baby. We recommend that you bring a support person with you who will learn these same basic skills and help you while you are in the hospital and at home. Expectant mothers having multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) should be finished with any class 8 weeks prior to due date; all other expectant mothers should be finished 4-6 weeks prior to due date.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:
2nd Floor, Hickingbotham Outpatient Center on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

Register for the next Breastfeeding Class

 

Childbirth 

This 3-week class class is taught by certified childbirth educators with curriculum focused on prepared pregnancy and childbirth. Instruction covers nutrition, emotional and physical changes during pregnancy, Lamaze techniques, partner’s support role, cesarean birth and a tour of hospital facilities. Baptist Health recommends that you register early in your pregnancy to guarantee a spot in the class. Expectant mothers having multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) are required to be finished with any class 8 weeks prior to due date; all other expectant mothers should be finished 4-6 weeks prior to due date.

Day: Saturdays and Mondays

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM on Monday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday

Location:
2nd Floor, Hickingbotham Outpatient Center on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

Register for the next Childbirth Class

 

Community Based Prenatal Class (Free)

An all-in-one class for women of low income, the Community Based Prenatal Class incorporates the basics of childbirth, newborn care, WIC enrollment, and breastfeeding. Special baby gifts are given as door prizes at the end of each class.

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Location:
Baptist Health Community Wellness Center-Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church
1215 South Schiller Street, Little Rock, AR 72202

Register for the next Community Based Prenatal Class

For information about delivering your baby at Baptist Health, download our free guide.

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