Knowing about the birth process and parenting will help you assume your new role with greater ease, comfort and joy. Wesley is known as "The Baby Hospital" and offers one of the most comprehensive and affordable birth care classes in the region. Register today!
Wesley offers a childbirth refresher class for those who have previously taken the childbirth preparation course. The refresher class reviews the basics and presents ways for you to prepare your children for the new arrival. Please call 316.962.2290 to learn more.
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- For more information, or to register, please call 316.962.6000
Learn the advantages of breastfeeding, how to get off to a good start, breast pump use and suggestions for returning to work. $25 per couple
CPR for Infants and Children
This class can help you prevent accidents by “child proofing” your home. CPR training for infants and children is included. $15 per person
Learn skills to use during labor for comfort. Information about medications, anesthesia, induction of labor and cesarean birth are included. $80 per couple
Mini Childbirth Preparation
Learn important skills to use during labor, such as paced breathing, various positions, massage and ways to decrease discomfort. Birth partners learn to assist and provide emotional support. Information about medications, anesthesia, induction of labor and cesarean birth is included. $50.00 per family. This class meets from 7-9pm, one night a week for four weeks.
Off to a Good Start
Important information for prenatal health. This class must be taken before 20 weeks gestation. This class includes information on preterm labor, nutrition, exercise, changes of pregnancy and fetal development. $15 per couple
This class helps to prepare for a scheduled cesarean birth. Includes a tour of the hospital. $15 per couple
VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
Topics include medical and emotional issues related to having a vaginal delivery after a cesarean birth and ways to enhance the birth experience. No charge
Learn about toilet training, including how to recognize signs of readiness, incentive ideas and realistic expectations. $15 per couple
Calming Your Baby
Learn ways to calm your newborn baby. Learn how to hear exactly what your baby’s cries are telling you. Being able to identify the needs of your baby will deepen the bond with your child and ease much of the pressure and stress that is felt as new parents. $15 per couple
Babysitting for Beginners
This class helps prepare youth ages 11-15 to care for children of all ages. CPR training is included. $40 per person (lunch included)
Caring for Your Baby
Bathing, diapering, feeding, safety, child development, health and other practical information are included. $25 per couple
Topics include after birth care for mom and what to expect after birth. Postpartum blues and depression are discussed as well as, childcare and bringing baby home. $15 per couple
Learn about infants’ sleep patterns and how the whole family can get adequate sleep. $15 per couple
Having Fun with Your Toddler
A hands on class that provides information and ideas on how to make the "twos" terrific for the whole family. Each couple will make a game to take home. $15 per family.
Provides practical information for dads and their pregnant partners. Topics include the father’s role during labor, financial and sexual concerns and preparation for going home after birth. $15 per couple
Grandparents to Be
Grandparents learn about current birth practices and changes in feeding and newborn care, as well as how they can be most helpful in their new role and share in the family experience. $15 per couple
Big Kids and Babies
Class for children ages 3-6 years old. Provides activities and information to help them feel they are an important part of this family experience. A tour of the BirthCare Center is included. $10 per child
Couples expecting twins or more can learn how to handle the physical discomfors and stresses of pregnancy, increased nutritional demand and parenting more than one infant. Two 2-hour classes
Car Seat Safety Class
Most care seats are used incorrectly. Learn how to select a safe car seat and use it effectively. No fee
Sign up for a free tour of the BirthCare Center or Hospital
From Girl to Woman
For girls ages 9-12 and their mothers, this class addresses menstruation and other physical and emotional changes of puberty. $15 per mother/daughter couple.
Professional Educator Workshop
*Package of classes $120.00
Childbirth Preparation, Caring for Baby, Breastfeeding, The Dad’s Class, Off to a Good Start and Postpartum Care
For more information, or to register, please call 316.962.6000.