Women’s Health Care Resources

Obstetrics Services

Childbirth Education

Birthing and breastfeeding classes are a great place for new parents to learn more about the labor and delivery process as well as what to expect during the postpartum period.

A childbirth class can help you and your partner create a plan for labor, delivery, the postpartum period, and newborn care. Knowing the process and what to do during it can help reduce stress when it’s actually time to give birth. Topics discussed include the birth process, techniques for pain management, medical interventions (inductions, epidurals, cesarean birth) as well as the basics of newborn care.

We always want you to have a positive breastfeeding experience. UNICEF and the World Health Organization recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby’s life and continuing as long as mom/baby desire. Scientific evidence has shown the benefits of breastfeeding for infant survival, growth and development. Breast milk provides all the nutrients an infant needs during the first six months of life. When you deliver at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, lactation specialists are always available to help you meet your goals by offering prenatal breastfeeding classes, consultations, breast pump rentals/sales and a breastfeeding help line. Please call Lactation Services at (262) 928-7650 for more information. Breastfeeding classes focus on the basics of breastfeeding, what to expect in the first few weeks, pumping, returning to work and tips for success.

Birthing/Breastfeeding Classes

We encourage all patients, especially first-time parents, to register for childbirth and breastfeeding classes. There are a variety of classes offered by the hospital from a brief tour to a step-by-step birthing class. In-person, virtual or combination classes are available during the week as well as on weekends. Registration is required for all classes. To register, or for more information including dates, times and fees, please visit www.prohealthcare.org or call (262) 928-4059.

Pre-Registration for your Hospital Stay

Pre-registration should be completed by 32 weeks.
You can register online at www.prohealthcare.org, by phone at (262) 928-4045, or via MyChart.


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