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Classes

Click here to see a schedule of all upcoming classes, or to sign up online. You may also call 877-801-8441 to register by phone. Or, click here to get a campus map listing all education classrooms.

One Day Breastfeeding Class – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Intended for women wanting to breastfeed their infants. This free class is taught by a trained lactation educator and focuses on advantages, preparation and troubleshooting techniques. The support partner/father is welcome to attend. This free class is held in the Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 2nd Floor, at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Call 877-801-8441 to register.

One Day Prepared Childbirth Class – 9 a.m.to 2:30 p.m.
Taught by a certified childbirth instructor, prepares couples for the actual delivery. Topics include the stages of labor and delivery, when to go to the hospital, pain management, assisted delivery, Cesarean birth as well as a tour of Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital. A light lunch will be provided. This free class is held in the Medical Terrace Gallery Room, 2nd Floor, at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Call 877-801-8441 to register.

Sibling Class – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For children expecting a little brother or sister. This free class helps children understand how important it is to be a big brother or sister and where mom is when baby is being born. The ideal age for this class is 3-10. Registration is required by calling 769-3106. The class is held in the Cascade Room at Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital.

Breathing and Relaxation - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital offers expectant moms a chance to practice breathing and relaxation techniques and other comfort measures for labor and delivery. The support partner/father is encouraged to attend. Bring pillows to class. Call 877-801-8441 to register. Class is taught by a certified childbirth instructor. The free class meets in the Cascade Room at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital.