Birth Center Classes

As a courtesy to our patients, we provide the following list of classes offered by ThedaCare. If you have questions, or would like to register for a class, please contact ThedaCare at the number listed below.

To Register for Classes
Register online at www.thedacare.org or call ThedaCare on Call at (920) 830-6877 or (800) 236-2236 between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Childbirth Preparation Classes
Expectant parents learn about pregnancy and birth, develop coping skills and are taught relaxation and breathing techniques. Topics include stages of labor, pain medication options, cesarean birth, postpartum and infant care. A tour of the birth center is included.
Fee: $60 per couple -- four week evening series

Childbirth Preparation 1-Day Express Class
Expectant parents receive information in a condensed and fast-paced format. Topics include pregnancy and birth, comfort measures, breathing and relaxation techniques, stages of labor, pain medication options and cesarean birth. A tour of the birth center is included.
Fee: $60 per couple -- weekend class

Childbirth Preparation Online Class
Expectant parents learn about pregnancy and birth, develop coping skills, and are taught relaxation and breathing techniques. Can be done from the convenience of your own home to accommodate those on bed rest. Topics include stages of labor, pain medication options, cesarean birth, postpartum and infant care.
Fee: $60 per couple

Childbirth Preparation REFRESHER Class
Sharpen your skills! This class updates your knowledge of labor and delivery, reviews your relaxation and breathing strategies, and focuses on how to prepare siblings for their new arrival. A tour of the birth center is included.
Fee: $25 per couple -- three hour, one evening class

Does This Baby Come with a Handbook Class
This one hour presentation discusses common questions and issues in the first month with your new baby. Also discusses care, feeding, first visits with the doctor, what to expect, when to worry, when to react and when to relax.
Fee: Free -- held at AMC, Theda Clark and in Oshkosh on a regular basis. Each person must register separately.

Teen Pregnancy Program
Free educational series for teens. Topics include health care for mother and baby, preparation for labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing techniques, exercise, legal considerations and suggestions on how to plan for the future.
Fee: Free -- call (920) 729-2926 to register

Breastfeeding Preparation
Learn about the basics of breastfeeding, breast care, concerns in the early weeks, as well as helpful hints for the returning-to-work mom. Taught by certified lactation consultants.
Fee: $25 per couple

CPR Family and Friends (Totsaver)
For anyone who cares for a baby or toddler. Teaches emergency measures for choking, cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest in infants and children.
Fee: $15 per person

Birth Center Tours
Family Birth Center at Appleton Medical Center offers scheduled tours Mondays at noon, Thursdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 9:30am. To register, call (920) 738-6546.

Theda Birth Center at Theda Clark Medical Center offers scheduled tours Tuesdays at 5pm, Thursdays at noon and Saturdays at 11am. To register, call (920) 729-2080.


Support Groups

Mom & Me Club
Network with other moms by sharing information on newborn care and changes in family dynamics. Meetings are held at Appleton Medical Center on Mondays from 1-2:30pm (except weeks of major holidays). No fee. Registration is not required.