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Childbirth Education Classes

​Our childbirth education classes are a great way to prepare for labor and birth.

Marshfield Medical Center offers a general Childbirth Education class, a Prenatal Breastfeeding class and a Baby Basics class. We also offer a Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Expo.

Due to class popularity, we limit attendance to 10 participants plus their support person. Participation is determined on a first come-first serve basis with paid registrations.

In the event of inclement weather, we cancel scheduled classes and groups. Call 715-387-7071 for more information on cancellations.

To register for classes, call 715-387-7011 or attend one of our Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Expos.

Childbirth Education Class

Gather skills, confidence and knowledge of the birthing process based on the Lamaze theory of childbirth education. This class enables you to make informed choices for a positive birth experience.

Practice positioning, breathing and relaxation techniques, and tour the Birth Center.

We now offer our Childbirth Education Class in an "all in one" day class or a series class. Both classes offer the same content.

Cost: $45.00/couple

Instructor: Robin Dietel RNC-OB, LCCE, CLS

Location: MMC Learning Resource Center, 1st floor, West Building

Class dates & times:
One day classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
  • Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018
  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019        

Series classes consist of four 2-hour session classes from 6 to 8 p.m.:

  • Tuesdays – May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2018
  • Tuesdays – Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2018
  • Tuesdays – Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2018

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class    

Learn how breastfeeding works. Topics include: latching on and positioning, knowing when to feed your baby, how to know your baby is getting enough milk, how to care for your breasts, how to make breastfeeding a part of your lifestyle, breastmilk expression and returning to work.

Cost: $20/couple

Instructor: Elizabeth Harris RN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, CPST 

Location: MMC Learning Resource Center, 1st floor, West Building 

Class time: 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Class dates:

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
  • Thursday, Sept.  13, 2018
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
  • Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

Baby Basics

This combined class includes the basics of newborn care, as well as essential tips for beginning to breastfeed.

Topics include newborn characteristics, hospital routines, calming a fussy baby, signs of illness and hands-on demonstrations such as diapering, bathing, swaddling, car seat installation and breastfeeding positions.

Cost:  $20/couple

Instructor: Anna Schuld RN, BSN, CLS

Location: MMC Learning Resource Center, 1st floor, West Building

Class time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Class dates:

  • Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
  • Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Expo

From the size of a kernel until you're ready to "pop!" This free, drop-in expo is for expectant parents, grandparents and siblings. Informational booths and exhibits, hands on demonstrations, videos and speakers provide information on a variety of topics related to all phases of pregnancy and beyond. Experienced professionals are on hand to answer your questions. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about and register for upcoming prenatal classes!  

Location: MMC Learning Resource Center, 1st floor, West Building  

Expo time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Expo dates:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
  • Monday, Nov. 12, 2018