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Birth Partners of Cleveland County is excited to offer FREE childbirth education classes to pregnant individuals, their families, and their labor support persons. The childbirth education classes deliver helpful information for any birth setting, including hospitals and birth centers. Classes provide a shared space to learn more about labor and birth.
Classes are held at the Norman location of the Cleveland County Health Department:
250 12th Avenue Northeast Norman, Oklahoma 73071
Participants will receive an Understanding Birth booklet + App access and may be entered into a drawing for prizes. Childcare is available upon request. Snacks included.
Pre-registration is recommended but not required. To register for a class please complete the registration form by clicking here.
Additional consent forms and paperwork will need to be completed in person.
Pregnancy: Fetal development, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, preterm labor, emotions, stretching exercises
Labor: pre-labor signs, onset of labor, stages of labor, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact.
Birth Stories: How the stages of labor unfold in real life, natural coping techniques, medicated pain relief, and partner support.
Comfort Techniques: Labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, labor & pushing positions, back labor, and partner advice.
Medical Procedures: Birth plans, decision-making, induction, and nonmedical alternatives.
Cesarean Birth: Reasons for a cesarean, risks, recovery, breastfeeding, family-centered birth tips.
Newborns: Newborn hospital procedures, skin-to-skin contact, first feeding
Postpartum: baby blues, postpartum depression, healthy habits, breastfeeding, and getting support.
For questions or to speak to program staff, email: BirthPartners@health.ok.gov Call: 405 321 4048
Services provided through Birth Partners are part of a research study evaluating the support provided by this program.
For questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact IRB@health.ok.gov
The childbirth education class scheduled for Saturday, January 11th has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
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