During Childbirth Education Classes experienced hospital staff members educate expectant mothers and their coaches about the delivery process. The primary goal is to help expectant families enjoy a rewarding, positive birthing experience. Attendance during the fifth to eighth months of pregnancy is recommended. Topics include:
• Physical and emotional changes in pregnancy
• Labor and delivery process, including relaxation techniques such as breathing and positioning
• Tour of the Obstetrics unit
• Breastfeeding and bottle feeding
• Cesarean “C” section
• Postpartum care
• Infant care
Classes run four consecutive Thursdays from 7 to 9:00 p.m. in the hospital’s education center. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Payment may be made by credit card, or a check can be mailed in advance to:
Lakes Regional Healthcare
Highway 71 South; PO Box AB
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360
Please contact the hospital at 712-336-8700 extension 2622 or search the events link on this site to learn when the next sessions begin and to register. If you must cancel a reservation, please do so 24 hours in advance of class to receive a refund.
Cancellations for all Childbirth Education, Labor Review, and Breastfeeding Classes will be aired on KICD-AM, KICD-FM, and KUOO-FM.
Please click on the link below to learn when the next Childbirth Education Classes will be held.