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Expecting? Our childbirth classes can help you prepare for the big day


Register for next childbirth series--starting May 4 at WWGH

Obstetricians and nurses often spend years learning about childbirth. But parents-to-be usually only have a few months to prepare for their baby's arrival.

You may be worried about the prospect of labor and delivery--not to mention parenthood. But the Walla Walla General Hospital childbirth classes can help ease your concerns. The next series of childbirth classes begins Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the WWGH Auditorium.

Our classes can help expectant moms build confidence in their ability to give birth and can help birth partners learn how to be active members of the birthing team during labor and delivery. You and your partner can learn what to expect during labor, which may help reduce anxiety about childbirth. You'll also have the chance to ask the instructor questions and talk about any concerns you have, as well as meet other expectant parents.

Commonly covered topics in our classes include:

  • Pain relief options, including massage, relaxation, breathing and medications.
  • Labor and birthing positions.
  • Common medical procedures used during labor and delivery.
  • How to care for your newborn baby.
  • Breast- and bottle-feeding tips and advice.

Childbirth classes at WWGH are free and meet once a week for six weeks. Call (509)-527-8153 to register.