Childbirth Education classes present prospective parents with practical lessons on the labor and delivery process as well as breathing and relaxation techniques which can ease discomfort during birth. Included are discussions on nutrition and diet, the use of medication and anesthesia during labor, caesarean birth, post partum emotional and physiological changes, maternal and newborn care after delivery, parenting, and a tour of the VMH Birthing Center. Evening class sessions are held throughout the year from 7:00 - 9:15 p.m. in the lower level of the Viroqua Area Medical Office Building. The cost per session is $45.
2013 Childbirth Education class schedule:
Session 2: April 23, 30 & May 7, 14
Session 3: July 23, 30 & August 6, 13
Session 4: October 22, 29 & November 5, 12
Breast Is Best
This class provides an opportunity to understand breastfeeding and learn techniques to make breastfeeding a rewarding experience for the family. The class includes a film, discussion and educational materials. Classes are held in the lower level of the Viroqua Area Medical Office Building from 6:30-8:00pm. The cost of the class is $10.00
2013 Breast is Best class schedule:
May 21 August 20 November 19
Register for these courses online. Select Classes/Events. Register for your desired class session. Please call 608-637-4298 with any questions you may have about the childbirth education or breastfeeding classes.
Prenatal Water Aerobics
Water exercise during your pregnancy can leave you relaxed as well as relieve aches and pains. Meet with a qualified instructor and other pregnant women. Classes are ongoing in our warm water therapy pool. Call (608) 637-4298 for more information.
New Baby Class
VMH's New Baby Class provides early socialization opportunities for infants less than 12 months of age. Activities to facilitate early language and social development will be introduced at each class. The class also provides an opportunity for parents to share stories and discuss topics including: sleeping, breastfeeding, SIDS prevention, developmental milestones and immunizations. The cost for a 6 week session is $30. Call (608) 637-4298 for more information.