Breastfeeding The Birthing Center offers a breastfeeding class to any interested person. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and covers the basics to start nursing your baby. The Breastfeeding Class is offered the second Tuesday of every month (with the exception of the February Class) from 6:30 — 8:00 p.m. Dates are as follows: February 20 August 12 March 11 September 9 April 8 October 14 May 13 November 11 June 10 December 9 2014 Class Schedule July 8 Prenatal Classes The classes are held in the Hospital’s Meeting Room 1 (across from the cafeteria). There is no fee for the breastfeeding class. Please register by calling 304-264-1270, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. Breastfeeding Class Prenatal Class The Birthing Center at Berkeley Medical Center offers prenatal classes to help you prepare for the birth and care of your newborn. Our classes are taught by Certified Child Birth Educators currently working in Labor & Delivery and our Mother/Baby Unit. Classes are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6 — 8 p.m. for a series of five weeks. The prenatal classes will include information on breathing and relaxation techniques, pain management, medical procedures, cesarean delivery, and infant care. Classes will be held in the Berkeley Medical Center’s 8th floor Classroom. Please bring a blanket and two pillows to each class. You are encouraged to bring your partner or support person who will be with you during labor. Prenatal Class Outline Prenatal Class Dates: Class One Tuesday Class Series Introduction Definition of Prepared Childbirth Basic Anatomy, Terms and Landmarks Discomforts of Pregnancy Exercise, Relaxation, Breathing Techniques Birthing Unit Tour Class Two Harmful Substances Signs of Labor True versus False Labor Preterm Labor Warning Signs Coming to the Hospital/Admission Procedures Birth Plan and Goody Bags Relaxation Techniques February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4 April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 4, 11, 18, 25, and December 2 Thursday Class Series January 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 13 March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Class Three August 7, 14, 21, 28, and September 4 Video — A Labor Story Stages & Phases of Labor — Vaginal Delivery Medical Procedures Assisting Vaginal Delivery Medications and Pain Management October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Class Four Cesarean Delivery Video — A Cesarean Birth Story Postpartum Care Class Five Newborn Appearance Breastfeeding Information/Class Pre-registration is required. Please call 304-264-1297 - menu selection #2. The fee is $15.00 per class or $75 for the entire series. WV Medicaid and some private insurances will pay for classes. If you need information about the WV Medicaid or RFTS Program, please ask your health care provider. Classes will be billed based on attendance and fees are not due on class nights.