Step 2 — Charting Your Course
As your due date nears, it is time to schedule your next visit (the Pre-Birth Conference) with your nurse navigator. Please call the Birth Center at 608-768-6251 to schedule your Pre-Birth Conference. This is required for all patients, even if you have given birth here before, to ensure a smooth admission at the time of your labor.
The meeting will take less than one hour and needs to be completed between 32 and 40 weeks for all patients delivering here.
At this meeting, we will:
- Complete your health history
- Discuss ways we can help make your birthing experience enjoyable for you (review birthing plans if you have one)
- Discuss procedures that will occur and complete consent forms as necessary
- Complete Water Birth education which is required for those desiring this option
- Provide sibling support if requested
- Continue education and answer questions that you may have
The Pre-Birth Conferences are held at the Birth Center. Call for an appointment — (608) 768-6251.
When you meet with your nurse navigator during the first visit, you can sign up for a childbirth education class that meets your needs, including:
- In Person Childbirth Preparation — Saturday class. See our Events page or below for current classes or call the Birth Center at (608) 768-6251. Cost is $30.
- Online Childbirth Education Classes for $25
- Breastfeeding Class
The Milkvine at RAMC Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group (The Milk Vine is a private facebook breastfeeding group for person-to-person sharing). If you are interested in joining please search for us on facebook or contact Jan Hasler, RAMC Birth Center Lactation Consultant at 608.768.6135
2018 Childbirth Education Class Dates
Saturday Childbirth Classes
Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost is just $30
- February 10
- May 12
- August 4
- November 10
Basics of Breastfeeding covering confident start, latching, breast pumps and pumping, tips for success and more.
This class is included in the Saturday Childbirth Class, or may be taken on it's own for $10.
Class runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- February 7
- May 16
- August 8
- November 14
Along with the online child birth education class, we offer a 2 hour hands on class that will allow you to practice what you learned and have your questions answered. We also offer Sibling Support and Grandparent Education. Please call the Birth Center at (608)768-6251 to set this up.
Waiting for Baby DVD
This DVD discusses the importance of waiting at least 39 weeks for delivery. We encourage you to view this DVD at some point in your pregnancy. It is only 20 minutes long and can be viewed at RAMC Physicians Group, the Birth Center, or through this link. If you plan to take Prepared Childbirth Class, it will be shown at that time.
We look forward to serving you!