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Childbirth Education Classes

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES. Register on-line or call the Community Education Department at 712-737-5367.
Cost: FREE
 to patients/customers of the Orange City Health System. 
Non-customer cost is Prepared Childbirth – $25; Refresher, Sibling, & Parenting – $5 each.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION SERIES – 2021

Prepared Childbirth Series 2021

This three-session class is for expectant parents who have not taken childbirth classes. Instruction on labor and delivery, controlled breathing and relaxation techniques specific for labor and delivery. Includes tour of our Birth Center.

DatesTimesLocationsInstructorsRegister
January 11, 18, 256:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator, Cora Haverdink, RN, and Kayla Van Wyhe, RNRegister Here
April 12, 19, 266:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator, Cora Haverdink, RN, and Kayla Van Wyhe, RNRegister Here
July 12, 19, 266:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator, Cora Haverdink, RN, and Kayla Van Wyhe, RNRegister Here
October 11, 18, 256:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Gwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator, Cora Haverdink, RN, and Kayla Van Wyhe, RNRegister Here
Parenting Class 2021

For all parents. Topics included are BabyCare Basics, first aid and CPR, and breastfeeding.

DatesTimesLocationsInstructorsRegister
February 86:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lauren Moerman, RN, IBCLCRegister Here
May 106:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lauren Moerman, RN, IBCLCRegister Here
August 96:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lauren Moerman, RN, IBCLCRegister Here
November 86:30 pm – 9 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lauren Moerman, RN, IBCLCRegister Here
Refresher Class 2021

For parents who have delivered a child in the past but would like a refresher on reinforcing breathing techniques, pain control, and labor positions. Includes tour of our Birth Center. Participants have the opportunity to join the labor positioning portion of the Parenting Class.

DatesTimesLocationsInstructorsRegister
February 86:30 pm – 9:30 pmTraining Room, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange CityGwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth EducatorRegister Here
May 106:30 pm – 9:30 pmTraining Room, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange CityGwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth EducatorRegister Here
August 96:30 pm – 9:30 pmTraining Room, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange CityGwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth EducatorRegister Here
November 86:30 pm – 9:30 pmTraining Room, Main Campus, Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange CityGwen Starkweather, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth EducatorRegister Here
Sibling Class 2021

For brothers and sisters-to-be, ages three and above. Topics included are baby characteristics, behaviors and handling. Includes tour of our Birth Center.

DatesTimesLocationsInstructorsRegister
February 156 pm – 7 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lindsey De Jong, RNRegister Here
May 176 pm – 7 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lindsey De Jong, RNRegister Here
August 166 pm – 7 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lindsey De Jong, RNRegister Here
November 156 pm – 7 pmConference Rooms, Main Campus,
Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City
Lindsey De Jong, RNRegister Here