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Free childbirth course offered at Lakewood Health System

A five-week prepared childbirth class at Lakewood Health System's Main Campus will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on each of the following dates:

• Monday, Aug. 16

• Monday, Aug. 23

• Monday, Aug. 30

• Tuesday, Sept. 7

• Monday, Sept. 13

The class is free to those planning to deliver at Lakewood Health System.

This birthing class is designed to help expecting moms and coaches learn about what to expect during pregnancy, labor, delivery and the special time following the birth of the baby. Key topics include:

• Relaxation and breathing techniques

• How to care for a newborn

• A "game plan" for coaches

• Infant CPR

Expecting mothers in their fifth and eighth months of pregnancy are welcome to participate in the prepared childbirth class. Moms are encouraged to bring a coach to assist with their preparation.

For more information or to register for the free prepared childbirth class at Lakewood Health System, please call Gayle at (218) 894-8623.