Childbirth & Family Education

In an effort to serve our childbearing community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering virtual childbirth education. You can register at the bottom of the page.

Childbirth Preparation Series

Cost: $75

7 weeks of Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Classes are hosted through Zoom.

What to expect from the third trimester of your pregnancy through caring for your newborn: relaxation and breathing, support roles, signs of labor, medical interventions, pain management, cesarean birth, infant feeding, newborn care, taking care of mom, and a virtual tour of the KVH Family Birthing Place.

2021 Series Dates

Series 1: January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10 and February 17

Series 2: March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21

Series 3: May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June2, June 9, June 16

Series 4: June 30, July7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11

Series 5: September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13

Series 6: October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17, November 22(Mon), December 1, December 8

Conversation with a Lactation Consultant

Breastfeeding Support is Free of Charge at KVH

Are you interested in learning more about breastfeeding? Schedule a private two-hour virtual consultation with Rozsika Steele, MS, IBCLC.

Recommended for both first time and experienced mothers. Consultation will be hosted through Zoom and scheduled per request.

Please call 509.962.7388 for more information.

Conversation with a Childbirth Educator

Cost: $50

Do you need to review the essentials, brush up on comfort measures, learn how labor can vary from prior childbirth experiences? Schedule a private 2-hour virtual consultation with childbirth educator, Julie Harwell, RN, BSN.

This option is for experienced parents only. Consultation will be hosted through Zoom and scheduled per request.

Sibling Preparation

Unfortunately, until social distancing restrictions are lifted, we are unable to host a sibling preparation class.

We have put together a list of online stories that you can use to help introduce the idea of a new sibling. We also have a fun idea for creating a welcome gift for baby. Enjoy!

A Grand Adventure

Cost: $50 (not covered by Medicaid/Apple Health)

A forum for grandparents to be. Explore ways to be supportive to your child as they welcome their new baby. Hear current recommendations and parenting guidance from childbirth educator and grandmother to 5, Julie Harwell, RN, BSN. The journey has changed in the new millennium!

Consultation will be hosted through Zoom and scheduled per request.