Prepared Childbirth Education Classes

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, January 5, and will continue for three consecutive Monday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are now being offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more on. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care. Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.

These Prepared Childbirth Education classes are free to any expectant parents delivering at Veterans Memorial Hospital, and $10 per session for those delivering at another facility. These classes will be offered every three months at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Pre-registration is necessary, as seats for the classes are limited. Contact Machelle Bulman, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411, or register online at  The hospital’s next Prepared Childbirth Education courses have been scheduled for April 2015.