Childbirth and Parenting Education Series for 2015

LGMC's Women & Children's services offer a variety of educational classes and support groups ranging from labor & delivery process to newborn care, as well as breastfeeding support for the working mother and a Parents of Multiples Support Group. To register, click on a date below or view our online event calendar, select the date you wish to attend and register online using the quick and easy form provided. If the "Register" button is missing, the class is full. If you have any questions or need more information on the classes below, please call (337) 289-7780. 


Labor & Delivery Process & Cesarean Childbirth

Labor & Delivery Process discusses admission, labor and anesthesia options. A birth film is shown. The accompanying class on Cesarean Childbirth covers the reasons for a Cesarean birth and includes a video of Cesarean deliveries and postpartum care of mom and her newborn. It is recommended that this class be taken in the third trimester of pregnancy. This class is held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Owen Auditorium, located on the first floor of LGMC, across from the Boulevard Bistro. The class is free of charge, but pre-registration is required to attend.

February 3; March 3; April 7; May 5; June 2; July 6; September 1; October 13; November 4


Newborn Care

Discuss characteristics of the newborn, feeding and basic care needs of infants, and techniques parents can use to maximize sensory potential of their newborns. This class is held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Owen Auditorium, located on the first floor of LGMC, across from the Boulevard Bistro. The class is free of charge, but pre-registration is required to attend.

January 5; February 2; March 9; April 6; May 4; June 8; July 13; August 3; September 14; October 5; November 2


Breastfeeding Your Infant

Preparation for breastfeeding, techniques and potential concerns. This class is held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Owen Auditorium, located on the first floor of LGMC, across from the Boulevard Bistro. The class is free of charge, but pre-registration is required to attend.

January 8; February 5; March 26; April 16June 11July 16August 6September 17October 1November 12


Breastfeeding Support for the Working Mother

This class is for pregnant moms who plan to combine working and breastfeeding, as well as moms who are currently working and breastfeeding. We will discuss ways to bring in a good milk supply, pumping at your workplace, and how to maintain the breastfeeding relationship with your baby. This class is held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Owen Auditorium, located on the first floor of LGMC, across from the Boulevard Bistro. The class is free of charge, but pre-registration is required to attend.

February 19; May 21; August 20; October 15 


Children's Prenatal Class for "Big Brothers and Big Sisters"

This prenatal class discusses care for a newborn, feeding, diapering and adjusting to a new family member. The class will be held at LGMC in the 2nd floor Pavilion Classroom beginning at 6 pm. It is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

January 27; April 21; May 19; August 11November 17


Infant CPR

Teaches infant CPR to parents, grandparents and other interested persons. This course is instructional only and does not offer official certification. The class will be held at LGMC in the 2nd floor Pavilion Classroom beginning at 6 pm. It is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

January 15; February 26; March 19; April 23; May 7, June 18, July 23, August 13September 10October 22November 19


Parents of Multiples Support Group

Support group for parents of multiples of all ages, including those pregnant with multiples.  This group will focus on the unique joys and challenges that come with a multiple pregnancy and raising twins, triplets, and more! 

The class will be held at LGMC in the 2nd floor Pavilion Classroom beginning at 6 pm. It is free of charge but pre-registration is required. We will contact you if the class is full; otherwise, consider the email following completion of your registration as confirmation.

January 26; April 27July 27October 26