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Birthing Center Classes

The Birthing Center at Southwest Health

If you’re expecting, it’s common to feel excited, nervous and a little fearful all at the same time. The Birthing Center at Southwest Health gives you the personal care you and your family need to help prepare for and deliver your newborn in a warm and caring environment. There is no greater experience in life than giving birth to a child which is why our classes provide the confidence and knowledge you need to make your child’s birth the joyful experience it should be.

Classes at The Birthing Center:

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Childbirth Preparation Class

Our childbirth class will help you to approach your due date with confidence. Through supportive preparation, we’ll help you make the birth of your child the joyful experience you want it to be. Plus, our class will give you a better understanding of the growth of your baby, the changes taking place in your body, and the process of labor and delivery. Stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, complications, taking care of your newborn, and postpartum concerns are all thoroughly covered. This one day class is held on the following Saturdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. It is best to attend the program that is nearest your due date. This is a FREE class for those delivering at Southwest Health and costs $40 per couple for those delivering elsewhere. Lunch will be provided.

Upcoming 2020 Sessions:
January 4 February 1 March 7
April 4 May 2 June 6
July 1 August 1 September 5
October 3 November 7 December 5
To Register for this class or for further information please call us at 608-342-4750.


Newborn Feeding Class

Designed for both new and experienced parents, this class will take you step-by-step through breast- feeding basics and formula feeding. Learn proper technique and other helpful hints for a great beginning for both you and Baby! The classes are held on the following dates from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). This is a FREE class for those delivering at Southwest Health and costs $5 per couple for those delivering elsewhere.

During the coronavirus pandemic, our Newborn Feeding Class is temporarily suspended for your safety. We currently anticipate this changing to allow a June class. In the meantime, if you feel you need breast feeding support, call us at 608-342-4750. 


Upcoming 2020 Sessions:
January 8 February 12 March 18
April 15 May 13 June 10
July 15 August 19 September 16
October 14 November 11 December 9
To Register for this group or for further information please call us at 608-342-4750.


Infant, Child and Adult CPR

This class is for expecting parents, current parents, caregivers or family members. Join us at this FREE class designed to help you to be able to respond and help in an emergency.

Upcoming Class Information:

Registration is required.

Classes are held in Southwest Health Conference Room A/B (go in the Blue Entrance). CPR is from 6-8 p.m. and Car Seat Checks begin at 8 p.m.

Upcoming dates TBA

  • Designed for people with no experience in a stress free environment.
  • Please note- this class does not provide any certifications.
  • Registration is required to ensure we have enough materials and space for everyone.

The Birthing Center at Southwest Health 1400 Eastside Road • Platteville, WI  53818 • (608) 348-2331



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