Childbirth Classes

Prepared Childbirth
Gain confidence through knowledge by attending our childbirth preparation class. Learn about labor, childbirth, pain management, and breathing and relaxation techniques. Discuss variations of labor and delivery, such as induction of labor and cesarean section. A tour of SPH Birth Center is included. Please make sure to bring to class your Sauk Prairie Healthcare Guidebook for New Mom's that you received at a clinic visit, your instructor will refer to it during class. Cost: $40 paid at the time of registration. Click here to enroll

New Family Class
Designed for first-time parents or as a refresher course, this class offers information on newborn and postpartum care.  Your third trimester is the most beneficial time for you and your support person to attend. Please bring to class your Sauk Prairie Healthcare Guidebook for New Mom's that you received during a clinic visit, your instructor will refer to it during class. This class is offered six times per year in the evening. Refreshments will be served. Cost: Free  Click here to enroll

Grandparent Class
Has anything changed since you were raising kids? Are you soon to be a first time grandparent? Learn everything from child safety to being a helpful grandparent. Please call SPH Birth Center @ 643-7223 to schedule a time. Cost: Free. 

Sibling Class 
This class is designed to prepare children for the birth of their new sibling in a positive way. Moms and Dads bring in your future Big Brothers and Sisters for a personal tour of the SPH Birth Center, snacks and a special gift. This class is offered the third Thursday, every month, from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Enroll here. Cost: Free.   Click here to enroll

Breastfeeding Basics
Learn basic skills and get off to a great start breastfeeding your baby. This class will provide you with the knowledge of supply and demand, latching and positioning, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Significant others or support persons are strongly encouraged to attend with you. Please bring to class your Sauk Prairie Healthcare Guidebook for New Mom's that you received at a clinic visit, your instructor will refer to it during class. This class is offered on the second Wednesday of every month at 5pm. Plan to attend this class during your third trimester if you are planning to or are considering breastfeeding. Cost: Free,  Click here to enroll 

Life After Childbirth:  What’s Next?
Gain confidence by knowing what to expect after delivery and how to cope with the changes. Share experiences with other new moms; join in a candid discussion about life after pregnancy. We recommend you attend this class 2-6 weeks after the birth of your baby; your newborn is welcome. This class is offered on the third Wednesday of the month from 5-7 pm. Cost: Free. Click here to enroll

Back to Work:  Breastfeeding & Pumping
Plan ahead to continue breastfeeding when you return to work or school. You are taught a lot at the hospital when your baby is born, but it's helpful to have a refresher weeks later. Maintaining your milk supply is important to continue giving your baby the best nutrition. In this class we will discuss equipment, collection, storage, bottles, and easing into this difficult transition. We recommend you take this class within the first 4 weeks after your baby's birth; your newborn is welcome. We strongly encourage you to take our Breastfeeding Basics class prior to this class. This class is offered on the first Wednesday of the month from 5-7 pm. Cost: Free. Click here to enroll 

OB Tours
To schedule a time for a tour, call the Sauk Prairie Hospital’s OB Department.