Lake Charles Memorial for Women's
Family Foundations childbirth preparation classes offer a wide range of educational programs
to prepare you and your family for your baby’s arrival. There is
no cost for the classes, but pre-registration is required.
Labor & Delivery
The process of labor and delivery are discussed including admissions and
anesthesia options. A birth film is shown. Cesarean childbirth covers
the reasons for a Cesarean birth and includes a video of Cesarean deliveries
and postpartum care of mom and her newborn.
Preparation for breastfeeding, techniques and potential concerns. For pregnant
moms who plan to combine working and breastfeeding, as well as moms who
are currently working and breastfeeding, we discuss ways to bring in a
good milk supply, pumping at your workplace, and how to maintain the breastfeeding
relationship with your baby.
Discuss characteristics of the newborn, feeding and basic care needs of
infants, and techniques parents can use to maximize sensory potential
of their newborns.
This class discusses orienting care for a newborn, feeding, diapering and
adjusting to a new family member.
Teaches infant CPR to parents, grandparents and other interested persons.
The Safe Sitter® curriculum is designed exclusively for young teens
in grades 6 – 8, and covers the following areas: safety skills,
child care skills, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business
skills. Hands-on demonstrations and skills practice using soft-bodied
dolls and medical manikins is included.
Seminars and special programs are offered from time-to-time to enhance
parenting and family members knowledge about pertinent topics such as
immunizations, family wellness and choosing a specialist when the need
arises are just a few of the topics that have been covered at this special events.
Click on the registration link for a schedule of prenatal classes and other events.
is required for prenatal classes.
Our Education Department offers tours of the Family Birth Center every
first Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm promptly starting in the front
lobby. Tours are also offered after each Prenatal Class. If these times
do not work for your schedule, please call 337-480-7243 to make an appointment
for a tour or email our Childbirth Educator for more information.