Childbirth & Newborn Care

All first-time parents are encouraged to attend Childbirth and Newborn Care. This class, taught as a full-day or two-session course, prepares expectant parents for baby’s arrival and covers:

  • Vaginal, cesarean and assisted-delivery procedures
  • Phases of labor
  • Stages of delivery and recovery
  • Coping skills
  • Basic breathing techniques
  • Pain management options
  • Newborn care - holding, soothing, diapering, bathing, feeding
  • What to expect during the first few weeks at home
  • What to do when baby cries
  • How to tell if baby is sick
  • When to call the doctor

A tour of the Birthplace is included as part of this class.

Interested in a more in-depth, hands-on review of relaxation techniques used during labor and delivery? Register for Relaxation and More as well.

All childbirth classes are free of charge for those delivering at The Birthplace of Lutheran Children’s Hospital. Visit the Calendar of Events, type “Childbirth” and select “Lutheran Hospital” for a complete list of upcoming childbirth classes. Register for classes online or call (260) 435-7338.

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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL |
DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL* |
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT |
THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL* |
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.

Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

Online Bill Pay Online Pre-registration