Childbirth Education is offered every other month as a 4 week series. Our Certified Childbirth Educators (Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc.) are also RNs on the OB staff.

fbc-jmc-cbe-photo-1 2017 Childbirth Education Schedule

*Each series is 4 classes and should be taken in order.
*Classes are held from 7PM – 9PM on the dates below.

Expected Delivery In:
February or March
April or May
June or July
August or September
October or November
December or January
Please Attend Classes:
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
March 2, 9, 16, 23
May 4, 11, 18, 25
July 6, 13, 20, 27
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30

Prepared Childbirth Education Outline
The cost for the 4 week series is $60 for each couple.
Pre-registration is necessary & information can be obtained by calling 304-728-1713.fbc-jmc-cbe-photo-2

Instructors: Brigitte Walters, RN, CCE; Tasheema Bullock, RN, CC, CCE; Amy Blue, RN-IV, IBCLC
Contact Number: (304) 728-1713

(Click Here to download Registration Packet)


Week 1
Welcome & Introductions
Goals and Outcomes of Childbirth course
Fear-pain-tension cycle
Healthy pregnancy
Pregnancy changes and discomforts
Emotional Aspects of pregnancy and parenthood
– Break/Refreshments
Early Labor Signs
Preterm Laborfbc-jmc-cbe-photo-3
Effacement and Dialation
True Vs. False Labor
Birth Plans
Timing Contractions
When to contact care provider/come to hospital
Packing For The Hospital
What to expect on arrival to hospital
Breathing Awareness

Week 2
Stages of Labor and Delivery
Pelvic Stations
Labor Positions
Back Labor Interventions
Comfort and Support Measures
Fetal Monitoring
– Break/Refreshments
Medications Used During Labor
Medical Interventions
Vaginal Births
Relaxation With Visualization and Breathing Awareness
(Pillows will be needed on the second week of class only)

Week 3
Cesarean Births
Postpartum Care and Recovery
Interventions Following Birth For Mother and Baby
Breastfeeding Benefits and Information
Positioning and Latch-On
Breastfeeding Nutrition
Formula Feeding Information
– Break/Refreshments
Breathing Awareness
Obstetrical Unit Tour

Week 4
Overview of Newborn Care and Safety
Family Planning
Birth Certificate
Paternity Establishment
Birth Announcement
Parent’s Rights and Responsibility To Be Informed and To Make Decisions
– Break/Refreshments
Questions and Review
Evaluation Forms