Wesley Healthcare
December 22, 2016

Family Life Education Classes

Classes are held at the following locations: Wesley BirthCare Center at the northeast corner of Hillside and Murdock streets; Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center at 8714 W. 13th St.; and Intrust Learning Center at Wesley Medical Center, 550 N. Hillside. For more information or to register, go to wesleymc.com and choose “Classes and Events” or call (316) 962-6000.

  • “Babysitting for Beginners”: A single one-day class for youth ages 11-15 to learn to care for children of all ages, CPR training is included.

         Cost: $40, includes lunch

         Wesley BirthCare Center: Saturdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • “Breastfeeding”: Two two-hour classes or one three-hour class to learn the advantages of breastfeeding.

           Cost: $25 per person or couple

           Wesley West ER: Tuesdays, Jan. 3 and 10, Feb. 7 and 14, 7-9 p.m. (two-hour classes)

           Wesley BirthCare Center: Saturdays, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  (three-hour classes)

  • “Breastfeeding and Returning to Work or School”: One two-hour class to learn about breastfeeding and returning to work or school. Pumping and storing milk included. Should be taken 4-6 weeks postpartum.

          Cost: Free of charge, partners and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 25, Feb. 8 and 22, 3-5 p.m.

  • “Calming Your Baby and Sleeping Through the Night”: Learn ways to calm your newborn baby. Learn how to hear exactly what your baby’s cries are telling you. Learn about sleep patterns and how the whole family can get adequate sleep.

          Cost: $15 per person or couple

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30-9 p.m.

  • Car Seat Checks: Your infant or child’s car seat will be checked for safety and proper installation by Wesley’s certified car-seat specialists.

         Call 316.962.2105 for dates, times and location of car seat checks.

  • “Childbirth Refresher”: Log on to wesleymc.com or call 316.962.6000 for more information

  • “Cesarean Birth”: One two-hour class to help prepare and schedule cesarean birth and tour the hospital.

           Cost: $15 per person or couple

           Wesley Medical Center, Intrust Learning Center: Monday, Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m.

  • “Childbirth Express”: Learn the basics of childbirth including comfort techniques such as breathing and positioning. The instructor will guide you through a labor simulation.

         Cost: $30 per person or couple

         Wesley BirthCare Center: Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

  • “The Dad’s Class”: One two-hour class for expectant and new fathers and their pregnant partners.

          Cost: $15 per person or couple

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m.

  • “Caring for Your Baby”: Two two-hour classes or one three-hour class providing information about bathing, diapering, feeding, safety, child development, health and other practical information.

          Cost: $25 per person or couple

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28, Thursdays, Jan. 12 and 19, 7-9 p.m., Saturdays Jan. 7, Feb. 4, 1:30-4:30               p.m.

  • “Childbirth Preparation”: Six two-hour classes or two six-hour Saturday classes for expectant mothers and their partners to learn skills and information about birth.

          Cost: $80 per couple

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15 and Feb. 22-March 29, 7-9 p.m. Saturday class, Jan. 14 and 21, Feb. 18           and 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • “Mini Childbirth Preparation”: Four two-hour classes for expectant mothers and their partners to learn skills and information about birth (condensed version of the six week class).

          Cost: $50 per couple

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Mondays, Jan. 9-30, Feb. 6-27, Thursdays, Feb. 2-23, 7-9 p.m.

          Wesley West ER: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 1, Feb. 15- March 8, 7 – 9 p.m.

  • “CPR for Infants and Children”: One three-hour class that includes information about child-proofing your home.

          Cost: $15 per person

          Wesley Medical Center, Intrust Learning Center: Tuesdays, Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 2, 14 and 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

          Wesley West ER: Thursdays, Jan. 5 and 19, Feb. 9 and 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

  • “Miraculous Multiples”: Class for couples expecting twins or more to prepare them for the pregnancy, nutritional demands and parenting more than one infant.

         Cost: $25 per person or couple

         Wesley BirthCare Center: Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • “Postpartum Care”: Two two-hour classes about what to expect after birth.

          Cost: $25 per person or couple

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Thursday, Feb. 2 and 7-9 p.m.

  • “Off to a Good Start”: One two-hour class providing information on prenatal health; recommended to be taken 20 weeks before gestation.

          Cost: $15 per person or couple

          Wesley BirthCare Center: Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m.

  • “VBAC” (vaginal birth after cesarean)” One two-hour class about how to enhance your birth experience.

           Cost: free of charge

           Wesley Medical Center, Intrust Learning Center: Monday, Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m.



  • Wesley BirthCare Center (3222 E. Murdock St.) Call 316.962.2290 to schedule a tour: every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wesley Medical Center (550 N. Hillside St.) In-hospital Labor and Delivery Unit: Saturdays, Jan. 14 and 28, Feb. 11 and 25, 12:30 p.m.; meet in Intrust Learning Center

Smoking Cessation Class

Wesley Medical Center will hold free smoking cessation classes on Monday, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 from 4-5 p.m. at Wesley Medical Center’s Cessna Conference Room, 550 N. Hillside. The program will be taught by Marshall Post, a respiratory therapist with more than 30 years of experience. The sessions will review the costs of smoking, both financially and health-related, and provide a smoking cessation handbook. Information about Kanquit, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline, and lung screening opportunities will be shared. For additional questions, please contact Chelsea Simpson, Wesley’s lung nurse navigator at 316.962.2007.

Wesley Friends Events

  • Health screenings: Cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin screening: $10 for Wesley Friends members; $15 for non-members. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 316.962.8400.
    • Thursday, Jan. 19 , 8-8:15 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Thursday, Feb. 16, 8-8:15 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
  • Monthly socials: Enjoy a delicious meal along with a guest speaker or special entertainment. Arrive anytime after 10:30 a.m. for coffee and socializing. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $8, payable upon arrival. Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple St., eastside entrance, near the north end. To make a reservation, please call 316.962.8400.
    • Emergency 911, Thursday, Jan. 12 – When it comes to an emergency, it’s always best to be prepared. Come learn the most current information on performing CPR. When a person experiences cardiac arrest, getting immediate CPR may double or triple a person’s chances of surviving. Presenters will demonstrate techniques and share what you should and shouldn’t do as you wait on an ambulance.
    • “Keep yur Ticker Ticking” with Dr. Ravi Bajaj, MD, Thursday, Feb. 9 – Back by popular demand, interventional cardiologists Dr. Ravi Bajaj, MD, will talk about matters of the heart and share practical tips to keep your ticker ticking.
  • Smart Driver Course, sponsored by AARP, can help older individuals drive more safely and may reduce insurance rates. Participants must attend the full session. No tests will be given. Friday, March 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cessna Conference Center at Wesley Medical Center. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To register, call Wesley Friends at 316.962.8400.

Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912.  As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region.  Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with the Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, Wesley Derby ER, and the region’s only pediatric ER.  Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit Wesley MC.