Childbirth Education

During this time, we are offering several of our childbirth education classes. For more information about classes available, please contact Childbirth Education at 989.583.4426 or email ChildbirthEducation@chs-mi.com.

As a parent, you have a lot of questions whether you’re having your first or third. And at Covenant HealthCare, we’re passionate about helping you find the answers, so you can rest assured knowing you’re prepared to welcome your newborn. That’s why we offer a comprehensive selection of classes to help support you during your pregnancy and early parenthood. Get the extraordinary support you need with our childbirth education classes. 

Labor & Delivery Class

This class is a multi-week series or a Saturday 8-hour class that meets one time; virtual tours will be offered during the course. The Labor & Delivery class focuses on the birth process with the goal of the class to help you and your support person understand the stages of labor and how your body/mind is changing. With that understanding, Covenant hopes to offer you methods of relaxation, positions for comfort, etc. to help you work with your body rather than against it. You will also gain an understanding of what happens with vaginal birth as well as cesarean birth, and finally, touch on the post-partum care of mom. Individuals completing the Labor & Delivery Class will receive a free sleep sack and can attend the breastfeeding class for free.

The fee for Labor & Delivery classes is $60, which includes mom and her support person. At this time, only Medicaid will cover the cost. Please check with your carrier before assuming the cost will be covered.

Upcoming Labor & Delivery Classes

2022 3-Week Sessions:
Monday (3-Week Session) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
Wednesday (3-Week Session) 6:30 - 9:00 pm 7/11, 7/18, 7/25
Monday (3-Week Session) 6:30 - 9:00 pm 8/1, 8/8, 8/15
Wednesday (3-Week Session) 5:30 - 7:30 pm 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
Monday (3-Week Session) 9:00 - 11:00 am 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Wednesday (3-Week Session) 7:00 - 9:00 pm 11/9, 11/16, 11/30
Monday (3-Week Session) 7:00 - 9:00 pm 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

1-Day Sessions:
Saturday (1-Day Session) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  6/18, 7/9, 8/6, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3, 12/17

To register for an upcoming class, please call 989-583-4135. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day.


Baby Care 101

This class is a 2-week series or a one-day Saturday class. Baby Care 101 focuses on health and safety, newborn care and early development. Individuals completing the Baby Care class will receive a free package of diapers. The fee for this class is $45.

Upcoming Baby Care 101 Classes

2-Week Sessions:
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:00   7/27 & 8/3

1-Day Sessions:
Saturday (1-day) 9:00am-12:00pm:   7/16, 8/13, 9/17, 10/29, 11/26, 12/10

To register for this class, please call (989) 583-4135. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day.


Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding provides the best start for your baby, but the idea makes many new parents nervous. This one-day, 2-hour class was created to help parents learn breastfeeding basics such as correct positioning, proper latching, how to know if your baby is getting enough food, supply and demand of breast milk and where to get help if needed. Taking this class is a great way to lessen the anxiety of breastfeeding and to build confidence. At Covenant, the breastfeeding class is taught by our knowledgeable lactation consultants.

Upcoming Classes

Evening
4:00 – 6:00 pm 9/14, 10/19, 11/7, 12/19
7:00 – 9:00 pm 9/6, 10/4, 11/17, 12/7

Afternoon
12:45 – 3:00 pm 9/17, 10/29, 12/10


Infant & Children CPR Class

This one-time, 2-hour course will help you and family members prepare for a medical emergency with hands-on practice of CPR and relieving a foreign body obstruction (choking) for infants and children. This class is a must for parents, grandparents and anyone who will be providing care for your child. You will be taking the American Heart Family and Friends course for Infants & Children. This is not a certification class. The fee is $20 per attendee.

Upcoming Classes

Evening:
7:00 – 9:00 pm 6/22, 7/6, 7/11, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/22, 10/25, 11/22, 12/14
6:00 – 8:00 pm 9/12, 9/20, 10/3, 11/10, 12/1
4:00 – 6:00pm  7/12, 7/28, 8/30

Morning:
8:00 – 10:00 am 8/17

Saturday:
3:00 – 5:00 pm 12/10
1:00 – 3:00 pm 11/26
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 6/25, 7/23, 8/20

To register for this class, please call (989) 583-4135. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day.


Additional Classes:

Multiples, Refresher, Sibling at Birth (not available during COVID), and Cesarean Section

The additional classes are private classes provided by the Childbirth Education department on an as needed basis. Please contact Kristi Wenger 989-583-4426 for scheduling. The fee for the additional/private classes is $20.


Financial Assistance

If payment is a hardship, please contact Kristi Wenger, 989-583-4426 or kwenger@chs-mi.com to discuss what options might be available. Our first concern is providing you and your support person(s) with the information that you need to have an amazing experience!


Virtual Tour of the Covenant Birth Center

Birth Center Tours are suspended due to Covid. A virtual tour can be seen below. We look forward to making your Childbirth experience an EXTRAORDINARY one!