Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education

A specialized curriculum designed for an interactive/participatory classroom for young, single mothers-to-be to provide critical information, education and guidance. Topics include safe sleeping, shaken baby syndrome, prenatal nutrition, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, safe & positive infant care, selecting childcare, and a variety of additional topics. Labor support people and fathers-to-be are encouraged to attend.

These classes are offered to young, pregnant women, young fathers-to-be and other labor support people in Milwaukee County.

Individual sessions are also available for those with pregnancy complications or those who are considering placing a child for adoption.

These specialized services are incorporated into the Prenatal case management program in Waukesha County. The education is provided individually to them and their support people during ongoing home visits.

A recent success story of one of our childbirth education class participants:

Ensuring a safe and healthy baby…

"Debbie was 10 weeks pregnant when she first met with one of our case managers. She was still living at home with her parents. The father of the baby was involved with the pregnancy and intended on being her labor support person. Debbie came from a home of abuse and really wanted to learn how to be a good parent so she didn’t continue the cycle of abuse with her infant. She enrolled in our Childbirth Education classes and said it “was a good class to take to know what to expect during labor and delivery”.

She found the information about proper nutrition to be very helpful. The father of the baby felt he had no clue as to a baby’s schedule or how to even take care of a baby and was thankful for both the class and guidance of the case manager. Following the birth of her baby, Debbie shared with us that she used many of the breathing and relaxation techniques learned in class and felt they helped “very much” during her actual labor and delivery.

Debbie delivered a healthy 6.14 pound baby girl and is striving to be the best parent she can be. She is currently working and attending college."