COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients

Due to COVID-19, our Healthy Arrivals classes are not being held in person. Whether you are preparing for the birth of your first child or your family is growing, HCA Midwest Health Healthy Arrivals offers a variety of virtual prenatal education classes to help you prepare and care for your new little one. You and your partner can take these classes in the comfort and safety of your own home.

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While it’s best to take your classes at the hospital where you plan to deliver, if you have schedule conflicts, you may take classes at any of our five locations.

What Childbirth Classes Are Offered?

Childbirth Preparation

The expectant mother and her coach will learn about labor and delivery including cesarean section, medical interventions, coping skills, birth options and newborn features. They will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice breathing and relaxation techniques. This is intended for both partners and is best completed before the 36th week of pregnancy.

Online Childbirth Preparation

This is a convenient alternative if you are unable to attend a childbirth class due to bed rest or time constraints. It is also useful as a refresher course for experienced parents. The interactive program covers the same information as the in-class Childbirth Preparation course and includes animated illustrations, videos and games. You will receive an individual access code good for 90 days.

Xpress Childbirth Preparation

This course combines our online course with an in classroom meeting. You will have 90 days unlimited access to the interactive web-based learning program and one in-class session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as learn and practice breathing and relaxation techniques.

Low Intervention Childbirth

This class should be taken as a supplement to the Childbirth Preparation class for first-time moms or as a refresher for experienced moms. Your RN instructor will discuss non-medical coping strategies for labor, and a yoga instructor will teach useful labor positions for pain management.

Marvelous Multiples

This childbirth preparation class is specifically for parents who are expecting more than one baby. This offers an in-depth look at the unique aspects of the multiples pregnancy, delivery and life after delivery. This class is recommended before your 26th week of pregnancy.

Baby Basics 101

This will help prepare parents to take their newest family member home without fear. The nurse educators will cover what to expect at delivery of the infant and the latest information on newborn care, bathing safety and calming a crying baby. New parents will get to practice diapering and swaddling.

Infant CPR And Safety

This class teaches the basic life support skills for the newborn to one-year-old. Participants will learn techniques such as CPR and choking management through hands-on practice with mannequins.

Breastfeeding Successfully

Being fully informed before the baby is born will save time and prevent frustration as the new mom feeds her baby. This class is recommended for mom and her partner. Instructors with specialized training and certification in breastfeeding teach techniques, how to know the baby is getting enough to eat, and how to combine breastfeeding with returning to work. The class covers the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby.

Online Breastfeeding Successfully

This online course includes the topics covered in the in-class Breastfeeding Successfully course and includes animated illustrations, videos and games. You will receive an individual access code good for 90 days.

Love & Logic Parenting for Early Childhood (Families with Children 0-6 Years Old)

This course follows the curriculum of The Love and Logic Institute in Evergreen, Co., an organization that has provided thousands of families with tools for making home life more enjoyable for over 30 years. Don't you want respectful, responsible, and fun children in your home?

Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home prepares couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. It's a research-based course, developed by The Gottman Institute©, to help parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. The class promotes: Positive parent-child interactions, Quality involvement of both parents/caregivers and A reduction in the incidence of post-partum mood disorders. Cost: $70 per couple and includes workbook and materials.

Our classes fill up quickly, so register as soon as you can! Need more Information? Call (913) 541-5999 or email us at

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Register today for your childbirth class. You will be able to search with keywords (i.e., Healthy Arrivals, labor of love, breastfeeding, etc.) or by your zip code.

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