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Atrium Medical Center Offers New Childbirth Education Classes

Middletown, Ohio, April 5, 2010 – To prepare expectant parents for the birth of their child, Atrium Medical Center now offers four new Childbirth Education classes. Classes include a One-Day Condensed Childbirth Series, Personalized Childbirth Class, Childbirth Series for Teens and Single Parents and Welcome to Grandparenthood.

“We’re responding to the needs of busy expectant parents by offering these new classes,” explains Saundra Pearce, director of Women’s Services at Atrium Medical Center. “By making classes more convenient to attend, parents can continue to take a four-week series, a condensed version of the series or schedule a personalized class. Since trends in infant care are ever changing, we even offer a class for grandparents so they can feel just as prepared when their new grandchild arrives.”

The new classes include:

One-Day Condensed Childbirth Series – This single session, six-hour class is a fast-paced overview for mom and her partner of what to expect during labor and birth. They’ll learn breathing techniques, practice helpful comfort measures and discuss medication, anesthesia, Cesarean birth and early postpartum care. It’s a great option for couples whose schedules won’t allow them to attend a four-week childbirth series.
Class Fee: $65, including lunch coupons

Personalized Childbirth Class – For those whose preference is an individualized childbirth class, a customized program to fit the needs and schedule of the parents can be arranged. To schedule this class, call Education Services at (513) 420-5166, extension 2.  Class Fee: $40 per hour (six hour minimum)

Childbirth Series for Teens and Single Parents – This four-week series prepares mom and her partner or support person for what to expect during the labor and delivery process. They’ll practice helpful comfort measures, learn breathing techniques and the use of medication during labor and delivery, anesthesia, Cesarean birth and early postpartum care.
Class Fee: $50

Welcome to Grandparenthood – This class helps soon-to-be grandparents brush up on basic infant care, such as bathing, diapering, feeding and cord care. They’ll also learn infant safety, including CPR and care for a choking infant, plus current trends in childbirth.
Class Fee: $25

In addition to these new classes, Atrium continues to offer Essentials of Childbirth, Baby Bootie Camp and New Brother/New Sister classes.

All classes are taught by a registered nurse certified in childbirth education, with years of experience assisting expectant parents and families in having a more satisfying birth experience. Tours of Atrium’s Family Birth Center are included in all classes and are also available free to the public on the fourth Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.

Money-saving bundle pricing is available for parents who wish to take multiple classes. For a complete listing of all childbirth classes with dates and times or to register online, please visit us online. Those interested may also register by calling toll free (866) 608-FIND (3463).