Wesley Medical Center February 28, 2018

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": This class helps to prepare youth ages 11-15 to care for children of all ages. CPR training is included. Lunch is provided.
    • Cost: $40 per babysitter
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, March 31 and April 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • "Big Kids and Babies": This class is for children ages 3-6. We provide activities and information to help the child feel they are an important part of this family experience. A tour at Birth Care Suites is included.
    • Cost: $10 per child
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturday, March 10 (Call for time)
  • "Breast-feeing": 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, April 16 and 23, 7-9 p.m.
    • Wesley West ER: Tuesdays, March 6 and 31, 7-9 p.m.
  • "Breastfeeding Saturdays": Learn the advantages of breastfeeding and how to get off to a good start.
    • Cost: $25 per person or couple
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • "Brest-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, March 7 and April 4, 3-5 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 West ER: Thursdays, March 22 and April 19, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    • Wesley Medical Center, INTRUST Learning Center: Tuesdays, March 13 and 27 and April 10, 6:30 - 9:30 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, March 28, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
  • "Care 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: Thursdays, March 22 and 29 and April 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m.
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, March 3 and April 7, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. (three-hour classes)
  • "Care 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
    • Call (316) 962-2105 for dates, times and location of car seat checks.
  • "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: Thursday, April 12, 7-9 p.m.
  • "Childbirth Express": Learn the basics of childbirth and 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, March 10 and April 28, 1-4:30 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 Birth Care Suites: Mondays, March 5 - April 9 and April 30 - June 11, 7 - 9 p.m.
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, March 17 and 24 and April 14 and 21, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • "Childbirth Refresher": For parents who have taken childbirth preparation previously, this class reviews the basics and presents ways to prepare your children for the new arrival. Call (316) 962-2290 for more information.
  • "Girl to Woman": This class is for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers. It addresses menstruation and other physical and emotional changes of puberty. Call (316) 962-2290 for upcoming dates.
    • Cost: $15 per mother/daughter
  • "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: Tuesday, April 24, 7-9 p.m.
  • "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. Call (316) 962-2290 for upcoming dates.
    • Cost: $15 per couple
  • "Infant Massage": Parents learn to massage their babies with a loving touch that helps promote healthy physical and emotional development.
    • Cost: $10 per person or couple
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Tuesdays, March 13 and April 10, 6-7 p.m.
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Thursdays, March 15 and April 12, 6-7 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: Thursdays, March 15-April 5, 7-9 p.m.
    • Wesley ER: Wednesdays, April 4-25, 7-9 p.m.
  • "Miraculous Multiples": Class for couples expecting twins or more to prepare them for pregnancy nutritional demands and parenting more than one infant.
    • Cost: $25 per person or couple
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • "Off to a Good Start": Important information for prenatal health. Includes preterm labor, nutrition, exercise, changes of pregnancy and fetal development. Class must be taken before 20 weeks gestation.
    • Cost: $25 per person or couple
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Thursday, March 8, 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, March 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m.
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Thursdays, April 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m.
  • "Potty Time": Learn about toilet training, including how to recognize signs of readiness, incentive ideas and realist expectations. Call (316) 962-2290 for upcoming dates.
    • Cost: $15 per couple
  • "The Dad's Class": One two-house class for expectant and new fathers and their pregnant partners.
    • Cost: $15 per person or couple
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Tuesday, March 6, 7-9 p.m.
    • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Thursday, April 5, 7-9 p.m.
  • "VBAC" (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean): One two-hour class about how to enhance your birth experience.
    • Cost: Free
    • Wesley Medical Center, INTRUST Learning Center: Monday, March 12, 7-9 p.m.

Tours

Pediatric Oncology Support Groups

Through a partnership with Real Life Counseling, Wesley provides license and training 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 not 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 screenings: $10 for Wesley Friends members; $15 for non-members. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call (316) 962-8400
    • Thursday, March 15, 7-8:15 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Thursday, April 19, 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 am. 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.
    • "The McKinney Sisters" Thursday March 8 - The McKinney Sisters, a trio of sisters from Moundridge are homeschooled and have been playing together as a trio for more than three years. Daryl plays acoustic guitar and mandolin; Randy plays banjo, dobro, guitar and mandolin, and Mikyl plays fiddle and mandolin. Sit back and enjoy blue grass talents of the young musicians.
    • "Country Music Concert: The Music Makers" - Thursday, April 12 - Come prepared to clap your hands and stomp your feet as our very own President of Wesley Friends, Randi Williams, and Dwain Terry perform some great country music. When she was growing up, the old cowboys in Texas would not let a "girl" play or sing, so she taught herself how to play guitar so she could sing whenever she wanted!

 

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 Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital and multiple WesleyCare clinics. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.