Childbirth Class Schedule

2014 Childbirth & Parenting Class Schedule

To register for any class or to schedule a tour call: 504-391-5529 or email FamilyUnitWB@ochsner.org

Click here to download copy of the 2014 childbirth classes schedule. 

Classes are held in the River Room on the 1st floor of the hospital

Prenatal Class: Birthing and Beyond

General prenatal health, labor, anesthesia, delivery options, mom and baby post delivery care, and tour. Class is taught by a certified birth educator. Breastfeeding information by lactation consultant. No Cost.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Part I: Birthing and Beyond

  • February 8, 2014
  • April 12
  • June 14
  • August 9
  • October 11
  • December 6

Part II: Postpartum and New Born Care

  • February 22, 2014
  • April 26
  • June 28
  • August 23
  • October 25
  • December 20

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • December 14th, 2013

Lamaze Class:

Healthy birth practices supported by research to ensure positive, healthy birth outcomes for both mom and baby. Will include a tour and breastfeeding information. Class is taught by a certified Lamaze instructor. Cost: $100 - Make check payable to Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • January 11 & 18, 2014
  • March 15 & 22
  • May 17 & 24
  • July 12 & 19
  • September 6 & 13
  • November 15 & 22

To preview class visit www.lamaze.org.

Breastfeeding Class:

Breastfeeding class is designed to teach the basics of breastfeeding, including early feeding, positioning, latch on and milk production. Also included are the basics of breast anatomy, hormones and dealing with common concerns, and pumps and breast milk storage. Class is taught by a lactation consultant. No Cost. 

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • January 21, 2014
  • April 29
  • July 29
  • October 21

Sibling Class: Mommy’s Having a Baby

Ages 3-11, interactive activities and tour of mother baby unit. No Cost.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • January 25, 2014
  • March 29
  • May 3
  • July 26
  • September 27
  • November 8

New Parents:

Balance and Blues: For new parents (Parents and newborns – 6 months) A support group for new moms and dads focusing on topics such as crying, sleeping, feeding, infant behavior, and development. Free of charge.

  • Please call 391-5529 for dates and times.

Family and Friends CPR/Infant Safety:

Provided through AHA, this non-certifying class provides CPR Basics for infant & child, choking, safe sleep, and car seat safety. Fee is $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. 

  • Please call 391-5529 for class schedule and registration.

Safe Sitter Classes:

Teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. For boys and girls ages 11-13. 
For more information - www.safesitter.org
Make check payable to Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

(Held in Cypress Room, 1st floor)

  • April 24 & 25, 2014 - $75.00
  • June 20 - $45.00
  • July 17 & 18 - $75.00
  • Nov 24 - $45.00

Includes:

  • Safe Sitter® Manual
  • Completion Card

Please bring your lunch and money for a soft drink. A snack will be provided. 

Click here to download additional information. 

Car Seat Safety Checks:

Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus performs car seat safety checks weekly by appointment with a certified car seat technician. To schedule an appointment email FamilyUnitWB@ochsner.org or call 391-5529. 

For additional information, visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS.

Unit Tours:

Tours are available by appointment. Call to schedule a tour.

Mommy-To-Be Events:

The West Bank Mommy-To-Be Open House is held quarterly. Attend sessions on Breastfeeding Basics and expert panel sessions, get a tour of the Labor and Delivery area and the newly renovated Mother and Baby area, as well as enter to win door prizes. No Cost. 

  • January 15, 2014
  • April 23
  • July 23
  • October 15

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seminars begin at 6:00 p.m.