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Birthing Center

Birthing Center

Childbirth Education Classes | Breast-feeding Classes | Infant Safe Sleep

DCH Babies Web Nursery
 

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a joyous occasion. That's why our warm and compassionate staff is dedicated to making your experience a safe, healthy and memorable one. Our Birthing Center offers beautifully appointed Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum, Nursery (LDRPN) suites each with special amenities such as rocking chairs, mini-refrigerators and comfortable recliner/sleeper chairs.  Attractively decorated ante and postpartum rooms, an indepartment c-section suite, an inviting family area and an outdoor terrace are also available.

Childbirth Education Classes

DCH offers comprehensive childbirth education class specifically designed to help first time parents become familiar with the physiological, emotional and physical changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy.  These classes also offer extremely valuable information on proper nutrition, exercise and what to expect during the labor, delivery and the postpartum period.  Even more, it gives expectant parents a chance to get acquainted, socialize and share ideas and information on everything from baby names to diapers. Childbirth classes are scheduled on Saturday mornings throughout the year.

Registration is required to ensure class availability. Print the registration form here, and mail the completed form to:

DCH Education Department
600 Wilson Creek Road
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

Breast-feeding Classes

Our Breast-feeding classes will help guide you through what to expect during the first days after birth, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. The sessions are led by our highly qualified Registered Nurses/Certified Lactation Counselors for a more caring and personalized experience for new moms and their babies.

Registration is required to ensure class availability. Print the registration form here, and mail the completed form to:

DCH Education Department
600 Wilson Creek Road
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

Call today for a personalized tour!

For more information on our birthing center or to schedule a personalized tour, please call us at 812-537-8273 or 800-676-5572, ext. 8273.

What is Infant Safe Sleep?

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. This is what you can do to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS.

To create a safe sleep environment:

  • Always place a baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet; a crib, bassinet, portable crib or play yard that conforms to the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended.
  • Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
  • Keep your baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep (for the infants first year). Room sharing not bed sharing. Always place the baby in a safety-approved crib, bassinet, portable crib for sleep.
  • Sitting devices like bouncy seats, swings, infant carriers or strollers should not be used for routine sleep.
  • Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.
  • Wedges and positioners should not be used.
  • Do not smoke during pregnancy or allow smoking around your baby.
  • Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep.
  • Breastfeed your baby.
  • Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS after breastfeeding is established.
  • Supervised Skin to Skin is recommended to all mothers and infants immediately following birth regardless of feeding or delivery, (as soon as mother is medically stable, awake and able to respond to her newborn) and to continue for at least an hour.  Once mother starts to get sleepy, return baby to bassinet.
  • Follow health care provider guidance on your baby’s vaccines and regular health checkups.

For additional information and education on safe sleep please visit: http://www.cribsforkids.org/education

 

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