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Childbirth Education (Nov. 8, 15, 22)

HOMENEWS & EVENTSEVENTS AND CLASSES
November 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Taught by a childbirth educator, this course is designed to prepare expectant families for labor and birth, and to assist with decision-making regarding the birth of their child. This course is delivered in three Thursday evening sessions from 6-8:30 p.m. or a single Saturday session from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please bring two pillows.

Topics for the course include:

  • Pre-admission procedures (biophysical profile, non-stress, group B strep)
  • Overview of labor/normal progressions (when to call the doctor/hospital; true labor vs. false labor; positions during labor; fluids and activities during labor; relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnancy, labor and delivery; pushing techniques)
  • Interventions during labor (fetal monitoring; vacuum extractor; induction procedures; pain relief; episiotomy; delivery)
  • Cesarean section (procedure; recovery)
  • Postpartum care (newborn appearance; mother’s initial recovery; what to expect during stay; packing for the hospital stay)
  • Tour of department

Classes for new and expectant parents are free of charge. All classes are held in the Skiff Medical Center Inservice Room, unless otherwise noted.

For more information, call Skiff Medical Center at (641) 791-4357.

Skiff Medical Center
204 N. 4th Ave E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-1273
Toll-free: (888) 792-1273

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Skiff Medical Center, a member of Mercy Health Network, is located in Newton, Iowa. We provide services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology.
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