This specialized program provides participants with critical information, education, and guidance on the labor and delivery process, breathing and relaxation techniques as well as infant care.
The classes are offered to young, pregnant women, young
fathers-to-be and other labor support people in Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties.
Individual sessions are also available for those with pregnancy complications or those who are considering placing a child for adoption.
A recent success story of one of our childbirth education class participants:
Ensuring a safe and healthy baby…
Debbie was 10 weeks pregnant when she first met with one of our case managers. She was still living at home with her parents. The father of the baby was involved with the pregnancy and intended on being her labor support person. Debbie came from a home of abuse and really wanted to learn how to be a good parent so she didn’t continue the cycle of abuse with her infant. She enrolled in our Childbirth Education classes and said it “was a good class to take to know what to expect during labor and delivery”.
She found the information about proper nutrition to be very helpful. The father of the baby felt he had no clue as to a baby’s schedule or how to even take care of a baby and was thankful for both the class and guidance of the case manager. Following the birth of her baby, Debbie shared with us that she used many of the breathing and relaxation techniques learned in class and felt they helped “very much” during her actual labor and delivery.
Debbie delivered a healthy 6 pound 14 oz. baby girl and is striving to be the best parent she can be. She is currently working and attending college.