Childbirth Education


From labor and delivery to caring for a newborn, breastfeeding and infant safety, Bothwell Regional Health Center educates parents on what to expect. Our three separate classes are designed to provide the information you need to get off to a good start with your newborn.  Classes are free, but preregistration is required.

Each class is taught by a nurse specially trained in pregnancy, labor, childbirth and parenting skills. Labor & the Birthday Party should be taken first. Taking Care of Your Newborn and Breastfeeding or Just Thinking About It can be taken in any order.

Sedalia classes are held in the Bothwell Education Center on the southeast corner of 14th and Ingram. Participants should dress comfortably and casually.

To enroll for classes, please complete the registration form.  You also may call (660) 827-9138. Class sizes are limited, so early registration is encouraged.



Class Schedule/Description


Labor and the Birthday Party


These classes are an overview of labor, delivery and post partum. Learn what to expect emotionally and medically. Find out about medical interventions such as induction of labor and cesarean births. We also will discuss interventions to reduce the pain associated with labor, including relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as medical remedies. Bring pillows for mom and coach for both sessions. 2 classes (start time: 6:30 p.m., est. duration: 2.5 hours)

2017 Class Dates
January 3, 5
March 7, 9
April 3, 5
June 6, 8
July 11, 13
August 7, 9
October 2, 4
November 7, 9

2017 Weekend Class Dates
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 18
May 20
September 9


Taking Care of Your Newborn


Learn how to take care of your newborn baby. We will cover such topics as bathing, what to expect during the first weeks at home, car seat safety and infant CPR. 1 class (start time: 7 p.m., est. duration: 2 hours)

2017 Class Dates
January 18
February 15
March 16
May 18
June 14
July 20
September 21
October 18
November 15


Breast Feeding or Thinking About It


This class is perfect if you plan to breast feed or are still thinking about it. Successful breast feeding techniques will be discussed, and questions will be answered. 1 class (start time: 7 p.m., est. duration: 2 hours)

2017 Class Dates

January 24
February 21
April 17
May 23
June 20
August 21
September 25
November 21