Information About Birthing and Baby Classes
UAMS offers a variety of birthing and baby classes for expectant parents in Arkansas.
Preparing for Birth – This class helps prepare expectant parents for the events that will occur during labor and delivery. The course covers the definition of labor; the signs and symptoms of labor; coping with the pain of labor and the physical and emotional changes associated with early, active and transition labor; and the birth of the baby. Relaxation and breathing techniques are introduced during class. Participants will also take a tour of the labor and delivery unit at UAMS.
Breastfeeding – In this class, participants learn the advantages of breastfeeding and the proper techniques for initiating breastfeeding, holding a baby while breastfeeding, pumping the breasts for milk, and storing breast milk.
Newborn Care – Proper techniques for feeding, bathing, diapering, swaddling and holding newborns are covered in this class. Participants are given the opportunity to practice many of the skills taught in class.
Infant CPR and First Aid – Participants will learn how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to infants. This course also provides participants with information on caring for common first aid needs among infants and young children.
Preparing Children for New Siblings – This birthday party-style course — complete with refreshments and party favors — encourages children to celebrate the upcoming births of their brothers and sisters. During the class, instructors use baby dolls to teach children how to hold, diaper and use a blanket with the new baby. Participants will also take a tour of the UAMS labor and delivery unit.
Baby Classes – Prenatal Classes are a great way for expectant parents to learn about and prepare for labor and birth. Learn more.
Online sign-up for classes: Click here
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Location: 8th floor of the Main Hospital building
Parking: Parking is available in Parking 1.