Classes Offered

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics

Whether you’re just considering breastfeeding your baby or you’ve struggled with breastfeeding in the past, this class will teach you everything you need to know to get started with breastfeeding. Topics include: World Health Organization recommendations, latch, positioning, breastfeeding in the hospital, how to make milk, pumping and storing milk, common problems, and more. You’ll get to practice positioning with our special dolls. We recommend taking this class any time after the first trimester, and the beginning of the third trimester is optimum.

This class is held monthly and is taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lisa Follet. Lisa brings knowledge, enthusiasm and compassion to the class!Classes are offered one Saturday a month,  from 9am to 11:30am. Space is limited and classes fill up quickly so please don’t hesitate to register today!

Upcoming Class Dates:

  • October 28, 2017
  • November 11, 2017
  • December 16, 2017

Bellingham OB/GYN will submit a claim to your commercial insurance plan for the cost of the Lactation Education class. Your claim will be processed according to the benefits of your plan. If your insurance does not cover this class, there is a $20 fee charged.  We are unable to bill state insurance plans for this class. If you are interested in attending our Lactation Education class, the fee is $20.00 which is due when registering.

Patients can call and register with our front office staff. Spouses, partners or a support person are encouraged, but not required to attend. We do limit it to one visitor per patient during our classes.

We look forward to helping you and your baby get off to the best start possible!

Childbirth Education Class

Childbirth Education

This course is for all expecting parents, no matter what type of birth your planning. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology, physical changes during pregnancy, fetal development, nutrition, preterm labor warning signs, normal labor, labor positions, medications, and birth plans.

Our Childbirth Education Courses are lead by Lisa Follet, CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator. We offer this course in several different formats, upcoming class dates & formats:

Saturday November 4, 2017      ONE & DONE      8am – 12pm

Saturday December 2, 2017      ONE & DONE       8am – 12pm

Must be a patient of BELLINGHAM OB/GYN to register and attend this class. Partners, support person or family member are welcome but we do limit this class to one support person only. Class pricing varies on format offered and range between $85 –  $155 and includes all materials.

 

Postpartum & Infant Care

Postpartum & Infant Care

This essential class will cover all of the basics of care for your new baby as well as recovery for mom. Topics will include: postpartum physical changes, emotional changes, community resources, newborn characteristics and care, safe sleeping, PURPLE crying, car seat safety, and bonding with baby. This class is highly recommended for anyone expecting their first child. Partner, support person or family member are welcome to attend but we do limit this class to one support person.

Class is lead by Lisa Follet, CAPPA Certified Childbirth & Postpartum Educator. This is a two hour class, held at Bellingham OB/GYN facility from 6-8pm. Date changes every month and class is typically held on a Tuesday. Please contact our office for class dates. Must be a patient of Bellingham OB/GYN to register and attend this course.  The class fee is $50 and includes all course materials.

Upcoming Class Dates:

Tuesday November 14, 2017      6 – 8pm

Tuesday December 5, 2017       6 – 8pm

Twin Education Classes

Twin Education 

The classes go in rotation and cover three main topics:

Class I: -Types of twins (mono-di, di-di) -General care of  twin pregnancies (including general ultrasound and appointment patterns) -Potential complications -Nutrition

Class II: -Review of potential complications -Labor & delivery (to include information about epidurals, OR delivery location, c-sections) -Birth plans -Special care nursery/NICU

Class III: -Preparing to bring babies home -Care of twins (schedules of feeding, sleeping and diapers) -Breasfeeding or formula feeding -Postpartum care

These classes are lead by Jen Hampton, RN. Jen has been with Bellingham OB/GYN for over 7 years and has two sets of twin girls! Patients expecting twins can call the front office staff for dates, times and to register. Spouse, partner or support person are permitted, but not required, to attend. The charge is $20 for patients of Bellingham OB/GYN (spouse/partner included) and $30 for none Bellingham OB/GYN patients (spouse/partner included). Fees are to be paid when registering for classes.

We can’t wait to see you in class!

Birth Partner Class

Birth Partner Classes are now offered at BELLINGHAM OB/GYN! This course is taught by Lisa Follet, CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator. This class was created just for birth partners! This fast-paced course will prepare you to support the pregnant or laboring mom to be. Topics covered include a brief overview of the birth process then diving right into warning signs, tracking contractions, comfort measures and pain management techniques, and postpartum emotional changes.

This course will be offered on a Tuesday evening from 6 – 8pm. Please contact a member of our front office staff for dates. Please register for this class with a member of our front office staff. Class fee is $50.

Upcoming Classes:

Monday November 20, 2017    6 – 8pm

Tuesday December 12, 2017     6 – 8pm