Wesley Medical Center April 18, 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.

"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.
  • Cost: $15 per mother/daughter couple
  • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturday, June 24, 4-6 p.m.

"Breast-feeding"

  • Two two-hour classes or one three-hour class to learn the advantages of breastfeeding.
  • Cost: $25 per person or couple
  • Wesley West ER: Mondays, June 5 and 12, Tuesdays, June 20 and 27, Thursdays, May 25 and June 1, 7-9 p.m. (two-hour classes)
  • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, May 20 and June 17 (three-hour classes)

"Breast-feeding 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 Birth Care Suites: Wednesdays, May 3 and 31, June 14 and 28, 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, May 31, 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. Call 316.962.2105 for dates, times and location of car seat checks.

"Childbirth Refresher"

"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, June 15, 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 Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, May 20 and June 17, 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, May 2 and June 6, 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: Wednesdays, June 21 and 28, Thursdays, May 4 and 11, 7-9 p.m. (two-hour classes)
  • Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, May 20 and June 17, 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: Saturdays, May 6 and 13, June 3 and 10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Wesley West ER: Thursdays, June 10 – July 6, 7-9 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: Mondays, May 1-22, June 5-26, 7-9 p.m; Tuesdays, May 9-30, 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, May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Wesley West ER: Thursdays, May 18 and June 22, 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, June 24, 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: Monday, May 22 and Wednesday, June 7, 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: Tuesdays, June 13, 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: Thursday, June 15, 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, May 17 and 24 and Thursdays, June 22 and 29, 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, May 6, 13 and 20, June 3 and 17, 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, May 18, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Thursday, June 15, 7-8:45 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.
    • "Julie Dombo: Shooting survivor delivers a message of optimism, perseverance, saviors," Thursday, May 11 – Don't miss this inspirational story from Julie Dombo, a former middle school counselor, who lost her hands and feet after being shot multiple times during a robbery at a cell phone store in Derby. Invite a friend and prepared to hear a truly remarkable story.
    • "Comfort Carts: Donations have a comforting impact," Thursday, June 8 – 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.

Volunteer Information Session

Interested in volunteering at Wesley? Whether you are considering volunteering for a few hours a week or for multiple days, please join us for our upcoming information session on Tuesday, May 2 at 4 p.m., INTRUST A conference room at Wesley Medical Center. To register, email Kari Bolton at kari.bolton@wesleymc.com.

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.