Are You Prepared?
Your Guide to Labor and Birth
Pregnancy is an exciting time and the birth of a child should be a joyful experience. However, we understand that often times that excitement and joy goes hand-and-hand with anxiety and fear, especially for first-timers.
We'd love for you to join us for our FREE Labor and Birth class, taught by our Child Birth Educator. With the proper guidance, education, and support, those anxieties can be relieved and you can become more confident in your abilities during labor, postpartum, and the newborn stages. We encourage you to bring your support person along to these classes.
Your Guide to Breastfeeding
There are many benefits to breastfeeding your baby, including providing your baby nutrients, boosting your baby's immune system, and helping you bond with your baby.
We'd love for you to join us for our FREE breastfeeding class, taught by a Certified Lactation Counselor, that will take you through the basics and get you off to a great start. We understand the importance of a support person and that breastfeeding is proven to be more successful as a team, so we encourage you to bring your support person to the class with you. It is recommended that this class be taken shortly before the 3rd trimester, but you may attend at any time that is convenient for you.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Designed for breastfeeding mothers and their babies, pregnant mothers who are considering and women who have breastfeeding knowledge they’d like to share.
This support group will discuss common challenges and solutions for the early weeks of breastfeeding your baby. Topics include pumping and storage, supplementing, fussy babies, going back to work, full-term breastfeeding, breastfeeding in public, weaning and introducing solids.
Breastfeeding support group meets at the Watertown Public Library.
One-on-One Lactation Consults
One-on-one consults with a certified lactation specialist are available by appointment at the Center for Women’s Health during regular business hours.
To schedule an appointment, call 920.262.4825.
eClasses (Presented by Childbirth Academy)
Having a Healthy Pregnancy
You’re going to have a baby. Now what? Over the next few months, your body will experience many physical changes. You may also face some unexpected challenges and emotions. At every stage of your pregnancy, you will have lots of questions. Is this normal? What happens next?
Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’ve had other children, you’ll find practical answers to many common questions in this class. The more you know about what is happening and what to expect next, the more confidently you can move through your pregnancy.
Ready to learn how to successfully breastfeed your new baby? We’re here to help. Choosing to breastfeed is one of the best things you can do for your baby. At first, it may be a little overwhelming. Sure, breastfeeding is natural, but it’s also a learned skill. Practice, knowledge, and motivation are the keys to breastfeeding success. So try to be patient with yourself and always ask for help.
Your Labor and Birth Journey
This exciting new labor and birth course helps you prepare, build confidence, and have better outcomes—all from the safety and comfort of home. Some people find their pregnancy and labor to be easier than what they had expected. Others may have more discomfort during pregnancy and experience a long and difficult labor. Preparing for your childbirth will help you find a sense of inner strength, regardless of whether your labor is short or long, easy or difficult.