Childbirth Education at WCH’s Women’s Pavilion
Childbirth Classes and Tours
At Wooster Community Hospital, we believe each birth is unique and special. As you prepare for the upcoming birth of your baby, we invite you to participate in our series of educational programs designed to enhance your childbirth experience.
Education plays an important role in preparing you and your partner for childbirth and parenthood. For your convenience, we offer a variety of classes. To obtain the full benefit from your class, be sure to register during your seventh month of pregnancy.
Our childbirth education classes include:
You and your support person will be introduced to all childbirth options available to you for labor and delivery. Class topics include:
- Relaxation and breathing techniques
- Role of your support person
- Labor-coping options such as positioning and ambulation, continuous support, hydrotherapy, IV pain medication, nitrous oxide, and epidurals
- Discussion about the delivery experience:
- Vaginal and cesarean section
- Post-partum care
- Basics of bringing home your new baby & what to expect
- Tour of the Women’s Pavilion and completion of necessary paperwork
Due to COVID-19, classes are currently being offered virtually.
Virtual classes are 4 hours long
Part 1: 9a-11a
Part 2: 12p-2p
2020 Childbirth Prep Class Schedule:
- October 10
- October 24
- November 21
- December 5
2021 Childbirth Prep Class Schedule
- January 2
- January 23
- February 20
- March 20
- April 10
- April 24
- May 8
- May 29
- June 19
- July 10
- July 31
- August 14
- September 18
- October 2
- October 30
- November 20
- December 11
Childbirth class cost: $55 - that includes breastfeeding class held on a separate date
Our sibling class is a one-hour, one-session presentation for children 3 to 8 years old who are expecting a new brother or sister.
We discuss aspects of having a new baby in the home, tour the obstetrics ward, and prepare siblings for a temporary separation from mom during childbirth.
- Sibling classes are not currently being offered due to COVID-19.
Cost for the sibling class is $5.00 per family.
Who wouldn’t want their breastfeeding experience with their newborn to be memorable? We can help.
Taught by a certified lactation consultant, our breastfeeding class covers the basics of breastfeeding, as well as where to get help if you need it. Learn more here.
2021 Breastfeeding Class Schedule
- January 13
- February 10
- March 10
- April 14
- May 12
- June 9
- July 14
- August 18
- September 22
- October 13
- November 10
- December 15
All classes are held on Wednesdays, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Due to COVID-19, all classes are currently being held virtually.
Breastfeeding class $20 if taken alone
In-person tours are currently not being held due to COVID-19. Please refer to our virtual tour below.
Because the Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her baby, and potentially result in severe birth defects, we get many questions about the risks of infection and how to protect against it.
We recommend these Resources for Patients About Zika Virus by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Patients with particular concerns should contact their obstetrician.
Wooster Community Hospital’s Women’s Pavilion is committed to making the birth of your child the most memorable day of your life. For more information about the childbirth education classes, tours, or services we offer, call (330) 202-5548. We look forward to meeting you and cannot wait to be a part of your special day.