Free childbirth classes beginning Feb. 7 at HCHD

Published: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 02:04 PM.

BONIFAY — Beginning Feb. 7, the Holmes County Health Department will offer a free child birth class for any woman who is pregnant. Women are encouraged to bring their partners with them (but not require) to the class.

The class will consist of four sessions, and they will be held on Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holmes County Health Department Annex. The class will teach pregnant women about what happens to a woman’s body before labor begins, relaxation and breathing, different stages of labor, recognizing true labor verses false labor, massage during labor, different positions for labor, episiotomy, care of newborn/ procedures after delivery, breastfeeding and much more.

To sign-up for the class, or if you have questions, call Healthy Start at 547-8684 X 16 or 19 and ask to speak to Gabriel Sanders, LPN or Valery Lawton HSCI.

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