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Events & Classes

Annual Birthday Party

Every year, in September, the OB team celebrates the babies born in the past year. We had over 400 babies born at Lakewood Health System in 2016. Happy birthday!

Sibling Preparation Class

The relationship between siblings is one that lasts a lifetime, and preparing children for the birth of a new baby is an important beginning.

Children will have the opportunity to prepare for the new baby by practicing in sibling related activities. Each child will learn how to handle and play with the newborn and how to assist mom and dad with the baby’s cares. Parents and children will also tour the labor and delivery room and nursery at Lakewood Health System. For dates, more information or to register, please call 218-894-8623.

So You Want To Breast Feed

Confused about breastfeeding? Wondering whether you should try it? Interested in nursing a second time around but need a refresher? Maybe you didn’t breastfeed with other children, but would like to now. This is the class for you! Our breastfeeding class is taught by an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and has up-to-date, evidence-based information. Although there will be some discussion of the benefits of nursing, this class goes beyond that and delves into topics like returning to work, nursing in public, and latching and positioning your baby. Pregnant moms are encouraged to come, and bring their support person as well.

Prepared Childbirth Classes

This class is free to those planning to deliver at Lakewood Health System. The birthing class is designed to help expecting moms and coaches learn about what to expect during pregnancy, labor, delivery and the special time following the birth of the baby.  Key topics include:

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • How to care for a newborn
  • A “game plan” for coaches
  • Infant CPR

Expecting mothers in their fifth and eighth months of pregnancy are welcome to participate in the prepared childbirth class. Moms are encouraged to bring a coach to assist with their preparation. For more information or to register for the two-day prepared childbirth class at Lakewood Health System, please call 218-894-8623.

Grandparents Class

The class is designed to refresh skills and cover new topics related to safety and childcare practices. Topics covered include CPR, car seat safety, SIDS guidelines and the latest in feeding techniques for infants. For more information or to register, please call 218-894-8623.

Daddy Bootcamp

This class is free to all Lakewood dads-to-be. It is designed to help expecting dads get the basic tools and information to prepare them for the different stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery and the special time of new fatherhood following the birth of the baby. For more information or to register for the class, please call 218-894-8623.

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