Wesley Medical Center June 20, 2017

Family Life Education Classes

Classes are held at the following locations: Wesley Birth Care Suites 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 Birth Care Suites: Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  
  • “Breast-feeding”: Two two-hour classes or one three-hour class to learn the advantages of breast-feeding.
    Cost: $25 per person or couple
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Mondays, Aug. 7 and 14, 7-9 p.m.
    Wesley West ER: July 11 and 18, 7-9 p.m.
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, July 8 and Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • “Breast-feeding and Returning to Work or School”: One two-hour class to learn about breast-feeding 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 Birth Care Suites: Wednesdays, July 12 and Aug. 2 and 23, 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 Birth Care Suites: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6:30-9 p.m. 
  • Car Seat Safety: Your infant or child’s car seat will be checked for safety and proper installation by Wesley’s certified car-seat specialists.
    Cost: Free
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Tuesday, July 18, 7-9 p.m. 
  • “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 a cesarean birth and tour the hospital.
    Cost: $15 per person or couple
    Wesley Medical Center, INTRUST Learning Center: Monday, Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m.

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  • “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 Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, July 8 and Aug. 26, 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 Birth Care Suites: Tuesdays, July 25 and Aug. 30, 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 Birth Care Suites: Mondays, July 24 and 31, Aug. 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m.
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, July 8 and Aug. 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (three-hour classes) 
  • “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 Birth Care Suites: Mondays, July 10-Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m.
    Wesley West ER: Thursdays, Aug. 3-Sept. 7, 7-9 p.m.
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, July 15 and 22, Aug. 12 and 19, 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 Birth Care Suites: Tuesdays, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m.
    Wesley West ER: Wednesday, July 5-26, 7-9 p.m. 
  • “CPR for Infants and Children”: One three-hour class that includes information about child-proofing your home. CPR training for infants and children is included.
    Cost: $15 per person
    Wesley Medical Center, INTRUST Learning Center: Tuesdays, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Wesley West ER: Thursdays, July 27 and Aug. 17, 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 Birth Care Suites: Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-12 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 Birth Care Suites: Thursday, Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m. 
  • “Potty Time”: Learn about toilet training, including how to recognize signs of readiness, incentive ideas and realistic expectations.
    Cost: $15 per person or couple
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturday, Aug. 19, 4-6 p.m. 

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  • “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, Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m. 
  • “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.
    Cost: $15 per person or couple
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7-9 p.m. 
  • “Post-partum Care”: This class talks about the after birth care for mom, including post-partum blues and depression, childcare, what to expect after birth and bringing baby home. This class meets one night a week for two weeks.
    Cost: $25 per person or couple
    Wesley Birth Care Suites: Wednesdays, July 5 and 12, Aug. 23 and 30, 7-9 p.m. 

Tours

  • Wesley Birth Care Suites (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, July 8 and 22, Aug. 12 and 26, 12:30 p.m.; meet in INTRUST Learning Center

 Pediatric Oncology Support Groups

Through a partnership with Real Life Counseling, Wesley provides licensed and trained therapists and play therapists for pediatric oncology patients and their families. All pediatric patients (under the age of 18), parents and siblings are invited to participate in support groups, regardless of physician or hospital, and no matter what stage of treatment or follow-up care. There is no charge to participate. All support groups take place in the Wesley Children’s Hospital lobby (550 N. Hillside). For more information, call 316.425.7774.

  • Patient Support Group: Meets every other Wednesday at 11 a.m.
  • Family Support Group: Meets the last Monday each month at 7 p.m. Patients, parents and siblings are divided into three separate groups.

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, July 20 , 7-8:15 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Thursday, Aug. 17, 7-8:15 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn 
  • Monthly socials: Enjoy a delicious meal along with a guest speaker or special entertainment. Arrive any time 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.
    • “Comfort Carts: Donations have a comforting impact,” Thursday, July 13 – Lisa Harrelson, comfort cart coordinator, will talk about Wesley’s “Because We Care” comfort care program and how your donations have made an impact on people’s lives.

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  • “Emerald City Chorus: Sweet Adelines International Singing, Dancing and Performing” Thursday, Aug. 10 – Don’t miss out on watching this fun group of highly energized women perform A Capella with four-part harmony music and barbershop-style songs. This group even includes a few of our very own Wesley Friends members! They recently earned fifth-place in a multi-state regional contest, competing against dozens of other Sweet Adeline groups. 
  • Woolaroc and CandlesWednesday, July 19 – This day trip to Oklahoma starts by visiting Price Tower – the 19 story skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – in Bartlesville and enjoy lunch on the 15th floor of the incredible feat of architecture. From there the group with travel to rugged Osage Hills of northeastern Oklahoma to Woolaroc Ranch where visitors will see western art and artifacts, Native American material, historical displays and a collection of Colt firearms. The final stop of the trip will be at Keepsake Candles. Cost for the trip is $119 a person which includes motor coach transportation, admission and lunch. This trip is not handicap accessible. To make a reservation, call Village Tours and Travel at (316) 721-4455. 

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 www.wesleymc.com.