Breastfeeding Classes & Events

Breastfeeding Classes and Events

New mom’s and mom’s to be-- there’s a class for you at Ascension Saint Michael's hospital!

Dates and times for all our classes can be found on the Saint Michael's website. Search for each class by name of the class. Or, call the Nurse Direct Line, 1-800-362-9900 for more information.

Cost of the classes vary. There is an option to pay online with credit card, or bring cash, check or voucher to class. Refunds will be for medical reasons only.

All classes are held at Ascension’s Saint Michael’s Hospital located at 900 Illinois Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

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Childbirth Preparation 1-day Saturday Class One-day class to learn about labor and delivery, comfort techniques and breathing strategies as well as a tour of a birthing room. Labor will challenge you physically, emotionally, and intellectually. This class enables you to meet these challenges with knowledge, support, confidence, and skill.

Included in the Class:

Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, and birth
Techniques in breathing patterns, relaxation, and conditioning exercises and much more.
The partner’s role as an active participant during labor and birth
Medications and anesthesia
Variations in labor and delivery, including Cesarean birth
Tour of Ministry Saint Michael’s Woman and Infant Center
Physical and emotional changes

Breastfeeding classes If you’re planning to Breastfeeding your baby, or have not yet decided and would like more information, this one-evening class will teach you what you need to know.

We encourage a supportive family member to attend with you. You will both learn how to position your baby, how often to feed, how to enjoy the first few weeks, and most of all, how to best experience the special bonding and joy that comes from nursing your baby.

Life with Baby
How to Navigate Through Your Baby's First Months
This class combines Happiest Baby on the Block soothing methods with other basics of newborn care including bathing, cord and circumcision care, infant behavior, home safety, and coping.

Ease the transition into parenthood with the skills learned in this 2-hour class. .

Pregnancy Expo The purpose of the fair is to educate families on a variety of topics and resources available to you in our community to enhance your pregnancy journey.

Topics include: fetal development, body changes and discomforts, nutrition, prenatal exercise, massage, car seat safety, lactation support, child care resources and referral services, safety, WIC, Ministry Dental, public health nurse services and Lamaze.

There will be a short presentation at 6PM.

New Mom's Class Meet and share your experiences with other new moms in our mother and baby support group. Led by a Registered Nurse/Lactation Consultant. A different topic will be discussed every week. Bring your baby (newborn to 6 months of age). A scale will be provided to weight your baby.

Classes are held in the Garden Room off of the Cafeteria.

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