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:
- Saturday March 23, 2019
- Saturday April 13, 2019
- Saturday May 11, 2019
- Saturday June 22, 2019
- Saturday July 20, 2019
- Saturday August 17, 2019
- Saturday September 21, 2019
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. This class is limited to Bellingham OB/GYN patients only. To register, simply call the office at 360-671-4944, payment can be taken over the phone.
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
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.
Upcoming class dates & formats:
- Saturday February 23, 2019 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. Cost of One & Done is $85 and payment is required when registering for the class.
***February 23, 2019 will be the last scheduled Childbirth Education class at this time. Our instructor is pursuing her passion in other areas of healthcare. We do plan to offer this class in the future with a different instructor but at this time, do not anticipate offering this class again until Summer of 2019.
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 and half hour class, held at Bellingham OB/GYN facility from 6-8:30pm. Date changes every month and class is typically held on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Please contact our office for class dates if not listed below. Must be a patient of Bellingham OB/GYN to register and attend this course. The class fee is $55 and includes all course materials and payment is required when registering.
February 12 Postpartum & Infant care class has been rescheduled to Tuesday February 19 at 6pm!
***As of March 2019 we no longer have a class instruction. We do plan to offer this class in the future with a different instructor but at this time, we do not anticipate offering this class again until Summer of 2019.
Twin Education Classes
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 8 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 your support person are permitted, but not required, to attend. The charge is $20 per class and payment is due when registering with a member of the front office. This class is strictly for patient of Bellingham OB/GYN only!
We can’t wait to see you in class!