Child Birth


Education is key for a positive birth experience.

Learn what you need to know for the best possible start to your baby’s life!

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Childbirth Educator(s):

Cathy Booton, RN, CCE
Jenna Wight, RN, CCE
Mary Wishall, RN, CCE


Five class courses covering

· Nutrition                                                         · Tour of the Family Birth Place/Operating Room
· Discomforts of pregnancy                            · Cesarean birth
· Terminology                                                   · Postpartum
· Warning signs                                                · Breathing and relaxation
· Prenatal exercises & body mechanics        · Labor rehearsal
· Delivery of baby and placenta                    · Sexuality/Contraception
· Signs of approaching labor                         · Getting off to a good start
· False vs. true labor                                     · How to know if baby is getting enough?
· Contractions                                                · Positioning
· Stages and phases of labor                        · Problem interventions
· When to go to the hospital                         · Nutrition
· Film on childbirth                                        · Pumping and storage
· Fetal heart monitor                                    · Characteristics of breast milk
· Pushing – positions and breathing            · Lifestyle
· Pumping and storage                                 · Assessment
· Delivery of baby and placenta                   · When to seek help

Infant Care

· Characteristics of newborn
· Bathing
· Cord care
· Circumcision care
· Feeding cues
· Family life with baby
· S.I.D.S.


Participants should complete the class, if possible, 6 weeks before due date. 

Register early to guarantee a place in class.
(Each Session consists of 5 classes and is located in the RMH Conference Rooms.)


2014 Classes - (Class time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm)

Session One
January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3

Session Two
April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5

Session Three
July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11

Session Four
October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3

Class Fees

$60.00. If delivering at RMH, participants will receive a voucher for $60.00 to be applied to your RMH bill after delivery. Please call Merilee Queen at (785) 229-8310 to preregister.



Preregistration and prepayment is required for all courses. (Registration will not be completed until payment is received.) Please call Merilee Queen at (785) 229-8310 if you have any questions concerning this or any Educational Courses provided by Ransom Memorial Hospital. Register early to guarantee a place in class.



A full refund will be given if a complete session is cancelled within 48 hours of a scheduled session. RMH reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances with facilities equipment and instructors.

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