INTRODUCTION:Baptist Health in Jacksonville Florida offers a comprehensive program of childbirth education classes in various locations and dates in either a three -week series or an all-day Saturday marathon' class.
In this one -day crash course you and your partner will be provided information relevant to giving birth in a hospital-setting while you increase your confidence in the birthing process. This class includes information on the following:
- Discomforts of the Last Trimester
- Preterm Labor Warning Signs and When to go to the Hospital
- Epidurals or Natural Birth: Learning More About Your Options
- Your Partner's Role During Labor
- What to Expect in the Hospital
- Comfort Measures in Labor
- Cesarean Birth
- Postpartum Care
- Basic Newborn Information
By learning the essentials of childbirth taught by experienced childbirth educators you'll be given the tools to help you make the best choices for the birth of your baby. You only have your first baby once: Prepare and learn all you can!
Expectant parents are encouraged to complete this class between their 32nd -37th week so register early as space is limited.
Please Note: Some breathing and relaxation is included in this class but you will not practice on the floor. For couples desiring additional Lamaze-type techniques we offer a supplemental one-night 'Comfort Measures for Labor class This comfort measures class includes additional breathing exercises progressive relaxation imagery positioning and labor rehearsal
You do not have to be a Baptist Health patient. Everyone is welcome to attend our classes
CLASS FORMAT: Single day 'marathon' class. Lunch is own your own.
CLASS PREREQUISITE: None
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Baptist Health is the only nonprofit, mission-driven, community-owned healthcare system in North Florida. We are here to serve the community’s needs with the area’s most comprehensive healthcare network, providing a full spectrum of high-quality clinical services across the continuum of care to support your family’s health and wellbeing at every stage of life. Noted by our community for having the best doctors, best nurses and best overall quality, our circle of care is unlike any other in our region.