Childbirth Education – Medford - Asante

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Childbirth education programs in Medford

Childbirth Education Program at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Knowledge relieves anxiety, enhances your joyous experience and, most importantly, puts you in control. We offer information and educational classes for mothers and those who support them. We encourage you to join other expectant parents in this fun, supportive setting to fully prepare you for the birth experience.

Online classes

Childbirth education

We are now offering online childbirth education classes for $20 (if you have AllCare Health insurance there is no cost). This 2-hour online class will cover core child-birth topics and be taught by a Labor and Delivery Certified Registered Nurse. The course fee also includes two books, Understanding Childbirth and Understanding Breastfeeding. Each book contains an access code to a companion web app with helpful videos, animations, resources and tools like a contraction timer and birth plan checklist.

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Breastfeeding

We are now offering free online breastfeeding classes taught by a certified lactation consultant. This 2-hour online class will cover information to help you get off to a good start with breastfeeding. It will cover basic breastfeeding concepts, what to expect in the early weeks, how to identify and deal with common challenges, and where to obtain ongoing resources and support. Dads are encouraged to attend. The course includes an Understanding Breastfeeding booklet with a companion web app that is free with registration.

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In-person classes and resources [canceled]

Childbirth

Birth isn't just the physical delivery of a baby; it is the birth of a new family. Being physically and emotionally prepared for labor and birth can ensure the best possible beginning for your new family. Register early in your pregnancy.

Both six-week series and a two-day weekend class are available.

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Call (541) 789-4607 for fee amount and schedule.

Breastfeeding

Maybe you haven’t decided yet or you just need more information. This class will help you get off to a good start with breastfeeding. We’ll discuss techniques, problems and solutions, and going back to work. Dads are encouraged to attend.

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Free. Call (541) 789-4607 for schedule.

Tour

A new baby is on the way! How exciting! Come visit our beautiful Family Birth Center and meet our wonderful staff. We’ll provide you with information and answer your questions to help you prepare for your special delivery.

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Free. Call (541) 789-4607 for schedule.

Sibling classes

Consider our class for 3- to 12-year-olds to prepare them for the addition of a new baby. Follow-up information is given to parents who are planning to have their older children present at the birth.

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Call (541) 789-4607 for fee amount and schedule.

Parenting

Babies don’t come with instructions. is class is the next best thing. Learn about the physical and emotional aspects of caring for your newborn. is class is a must for new parents and a great refresher for experienced parents.

Part I. The physical care of your newborn: bathing, diapering, feeding, safety, recognizing signs of illness and so on.

Part II. The emotional aspects of parenting: the impact of a new baby on marriage and relationships, exploring postpartum feelings and coping with a fussy baby.

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Free. Call (541) 789-4607 for schedule.

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High-quality health care for everyone

As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.

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