Baptist Health Paducah Offers Free Classes for Expecting Parents

Baptist Health Offers Free Community Classes to Support Expecting Parents in Paducah

Expecting parents in the Paducah area are in for a treat this April as Baptist Health offers free community classes to provide support during this exciting but sometimes anxiety-inducing time. Led by health experts such as Board Certified Lactation Consultant Kim Coram and clinical educators Martha Veatch and Cindy Walker, the classes aim to educate, build confidence, and create a sense of community for expecting parents.

The classes will take place at Baptist Health Paducah in the Zimmerman NICU Education Room and Maternal Child Unit. Scheduled classes for April include Breastfeeding Matters on April 2 from 6-8 p.m. and April 10 from 12-1 p.m., Childbirth Class on April 9 from 5-7 p.m. and April 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Kangaroo Club on April 11 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Baptist Health emphasizes the importance of having reliable resources, advice, and support during the childbirth and breastfeeding process. Expecting parents will have the opportunity to learn about the childbirth process by touring mom and baby rooms and Labor and Delivery. The classes will also cover visitor policies, what to expect once admitted, and answer any questions to help parents feel prepared for delivery. For those interested in breastfeeding, there will be a Breastfeeding Matters class led by Coram, as well as Kangaroo Club support group which offers a safe space for breastfeeding mothers to share experiences, voice concerns, and encourage one another in their breastfeeding journey.

Classes are free to attend and registration can be done on the Baptist Health website. By attending these classes, expecting parents can gain valuable knowledge, build self-confidence

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