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Childbirth & Parenting Education

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES. Register on-line or call the Community Education Department at 712-737-5367.
Cost: FREE
 to patients/customers of Orange City Health System.
Non-customer cost is Prepared Childbirth – $25; Refresher, Sibling, & Parenting – $5 each.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION SERIES – 2019

Prepared Childbirth Series 2019

This three-session class is for expectant parents who have not taken childbirth classes. Instruction on labor and delivery, controlled breathing and relaxation techniques specific for labor and delivery. Includes tour of our Birth Center.

Fall Series 2019  Register Here
Dates: October 14, 21, 28

Time: 6:30 – 9pm
Location (for all sessions): Conference Rooms, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructors (for all sessions): Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator; Cora Haverdink, RN

 

Parenting Class 2019
For all parents. Topics included are BabyCare Basics, first aid and CPR, and breastfeeding,.
Dates:

November 11  Register Here

Time: 6:30 – 9pm 
Location: Conference Rooms, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructor: Lauren Moerman, RN, IBCLC 

 

Refresher Class 2019
For parents who have delivered a child in the past but would like a refresher on reinforcing breathing techniques, pain control, and labor positions. Includes tour of our Birth Center. Participants have the opportunity to join the labor positioning portion of the Parenting Class.
Dates:

November 11   Register Here

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm 
Location: Training Room, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructor: Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator

 

Sibling Class 2019
For brothers and sisters-to-be, ages three and above. Topics included are baby characteristics, behaviors and handling. Includes tour of our Birth Center.
Dates:

November 18   Register Here

Time: 6-7pm 
Location: Conference Rooms, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructor: Lindsey De Jong, RN

 

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION SERIES – 2020

Prepared Childbirth Series 2020

This three-session class is for expectant parents who have not taken childbirth classes. Instruction on labor and delivery, controlled breathing and relaxation techniques specific for labor and delivery. Includes tour of our Birth Center.

Winter Series 2020  Register Here
Dates: January 13, 20, 27

Spring Series 2020  Register Here
Dates: April 13, 20, 27

Summer Series 2020  Register Here
Dates: July 13, 20, 27

Fall Series 2020  Register Here
Dates: October 12, 19, 26

Time: 6:30 – 9pm
Location (for all sessions): Conference Rooms, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructors (for all sessions): Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator; Cora Haverdink, RN

 

Parenting Class 2020
For all parents. Topics included are BabyCare Basics, first aid and CPR, and breastfeeding,.
Dates:

February 10  Register Here

May 11  Register Here

August 10  Register Here

November 9  Register Here

Time: 6:30 – 9pm 
Location: Conference Rooms, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructor: Lauren Moerman, RN, IBCLC 

 

Refresher Class 2020
For parents who have delivered a child in the past but would like a refresher on reinforcing breathing techniques, pain control, and labor positions. Includes tour of our Birth Center. Participants have the opportunity to join the labor positioning portion of the Parenting Class.
Dates:

February 10   Register Here

May 11   Register Here

August 10   Register Here

November 9   Register Here

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm 
Location: Training Room, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructor: Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator

 

Sibling Class 2020
For brothers and sisters-to-be, ages three and above. Topics included are baby characteristics, behaviors and handling. Includes tour of our Birth Center.
Dates:

February 17   Register Here

May 18   Register Here

August 17   Register Here

November 16   Register Here

Time: 6-7pm 
Location: Conference Rooms, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Instructor: Lindsey De Jong, RN

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES. Register on-line or call the Community Education Department at 712-737-5367.
Cost: FREE
to patients/customers of the Orange City Health System. 

Non-customer cost is Prepared Childbirth – $25; Refresher, Sibling, & Parenting – $5 each.

Childbirth & Parenting Education - Orange City Area Health Care System, Orange City, Iowa

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.

A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.

 

 

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