Classes

SCRMC offers a variety of Birth and Family Education classes.  Our Certified Childbirth Educator along with our Labor and Delivery staff promote the wellbeing of families as they create their own birth miracle.

Expectant Parents

This class is ideal for parents during the last three months of pregnancy.  Participants will leave with an increased confidence in the birth process and their ability to care for their newborn when they get home.

In this class you will learn about the stages of labor, tour The Birth Place, have hands-on learning with breathing, relaxation, and pain medications for labor and delivery.  You will also learn about adjusting to life with a baby in the house, breastfeeding and infant feeding from birth to six months, normal newborn behaviors, stages of development, bathing and diapering your baby, safe infant sleep, car seat safety, CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver, and basic infant care from birth to 12 months.

The instructor is a Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), CPR Instructor and busy mom.

Each four-week series is on Monday evenings unless otherwise indicated.  The classes are located in the Riverbend Conference Center at SCRMC.  Private and semi-private classes are available upon request.

All classes are FREE but registration is required.  Please call 715-483-0431 to register.

Upcoming Class Dates

May 1, 8, 15 & 22:  6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
July 10, 17, 24 & 31:  6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
September 11, 18, 25 & October 2:  6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Infant Care

The class is designed to give parents, grandparents and caregivers the information they need to feel comfortable taking care of a new baby.

During this class you will learn normal newborn behaviors, breastfeeding, stages of development, bathing and diapering, safe infant sleep, car seat safety, introducing solid foods and basic infant care from birth to 12 months.  You will also learn Infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver.

This one-night class is held Monday evenings the Glacier Conference Room at SCRMC

The class is FREE but registration is required.  Please call 715-483-0431 to register.

Upcoming Class Dates

April 3:  5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
June 5:  5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
August 7:  5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Welcome to Grandparenting

Learn about what has changed and what has stayed the same since you had your children.  Stay in the loop and share your experiences as we explore how to support the new family, current trends in childbirth, current safety recommendations for the home and car, infant nutrition, and Infant CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver.

This one-night class is held Thursday evenings in the Glacier Conference Room at SCRMC.

The class is FREE but registration is required.  Please call 715-483-0431 to register.

Upcoming Class Dates

April 27:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
June 29:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
August 31:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

I’m a Big Brother / Big Sister!

This birthday party themed class is designed to ease the older sibling(s) into their new role as big brother or big sister.

While at the “birthday party” we will tour The Birth Place and listen to your baby’s heartbeat, find out what mommy and daddy will be doing at the hospital, have story time with books that teach newborn care and encourage you 2 to 6 year old(s) as they prepare for their sibling.  Each child receives a t-shirt.

The class is Tuesday afternoons at The Birth Place lounge at SCRMC.

Parties are FREE but registration is required.  Please call 715-483-0431 to register.

Upcoming Party Dates

April 25:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
May 30:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
June 27:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
July 25:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
August 29:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
September 26:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Breastfeeding Basics*

Breastfeeding may be “natural,” but it isn’t always easy.  Let us help you with the obstacles so that you can spend more time falling in love with your baby.

This class will answer questions such as:

  • How do I know when to feed my baby?
  • How long do I breastfeed?
  • What if I don’t make enough milk?
  • My nipples are sore–what can I do?
  • How can dad be involved?
  • What about breast pumps?

During this one time class, speak with our Certified Lactation Consultant and put your mind at rest.

The class is held Tuesdays or Thursdays in The Birth Place Lounge.

The class is FREE but registration is required.  Please call 715-483-0431 to register.

Upcoming Class Dates

Tuesday, May 23:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 22:  5:00 PM to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 27:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 22:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

*if you are already enrolled in the Expectant Parents Class, please speak with the instructor before registering for this class.

The Latch (Breastfeeding Support Group)

A weekly group where moms and babies can connect, refresh and chat about all things breastfeeding. This group is facilitated by a Certified Lactation Consultant and mommy and is for pregnant women and moms with babies up to 1 year old.

The group meets on Thursdays from 10:30 AM to Noon in the hospital building, unless otherwise noted.

There is no fee to join the group and registration is NOT required.