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2023 Prenatal Class Dates Announced

It's important to have a community of women together supporting each other. To that end, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women is proud to offer classes to help women throughout life events and challenges, especially childbirth and motherhood. Classes are offered once a month, and expecting mothers are encouraged to bring one support person with them for no extra charge.

Prepared Childbirth Class

The Prepared Childbirth Class is a hands-on approach to dealing with labor, delivery, and recovery. Students will learn comfort, relaxation, positioning, breathing, and massage techniques to use during labor and delivery. Birth preparation is discussed for a natural vaginal delivery, birth with an epidural, and cesarean birth. Expectant parents are encouraged to take this class during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Cost of class is $20/couple. Class is held from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM on the dates listed below.

Breastfeeding Class

The Breastfeeding Class provides important information on lactation and successful breastfeeding. Participants will learn about positioning, latch-on and the importance of assessing baby’s intake. Information for moms who plan to continue breastfeeding when returning to work or school is included. Dads are welcome! Cost for class is $10/couple. Class is held from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM on the dates listed below.

Baby Care Class

So many moms and dads feel uncertain and overwhelmed when they leave the security of the hospital with a new baby. The Baby Care Class helps answer those nervous “Now what do I do?” questions and so much more. Parents-to-be are encouraged to attend this class in the last three months of pregnancy to learn more about newborn characteristics, general baby care, early parenting issues and community resources. Cost for class is $10/couple. Class is held from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM on the dates listed below.

To be eligible for the class, participants must register online. Participants must bring payment the day of class (exact change or check only). Classes are located at the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women in Guth Education Room 2.

Dates for 2023 Classes:

January 14

Feburary 11

March 11

April 1

May 13

June 10

July 1

August 5

September 9

October 7

November 4

December 2