Birthplace Classes

The Birthplace The months spent planning for and then welcoming a new little bundle of joy are filled with exciting, and sometimes slightly overwhelming, experiences. We understand. That’s why The Birthplace at St. Joseph Hospital offers complimentary prenatal and breastfeeding classes - to help parents prepare for baby and transition into parenthood.

Learn more about caring for yourself and baby during and after pregnancy.
Call (260) 425-3280(260) 425-3280 today to register for classes at St. Joseph Hospital.

Birthplace classes address:

  • When to call the doctor
  • What to take to the hospital
  • What to expect at the hospital
  • Labor and delivery
    • Preterm labor
    • Signs, symptoms and warning signs
    • What to do if you think you’re in labor
    • Stages of labor
    • Pain management
    • Interventions
    • C-sections
  • Breastfeeding/formula feeding
    • Prenatal breast preparation
    • Positioning/latching on
    • Signs of a successful feeding
    • Pumping and storing breast milk
    • Problems and interventions
  • Caring for baby
  • How to care for yourself after delivery and at home
  • Medications
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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.
Patients are seen in order of severity, therefore, your spot may not be guaranteed. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
St. Joseph Hospital is owned in part by physicians.
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