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Breastfeeding Basics


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Jan 30, 2024 at 6 pm

Breastfeeding is natural but it is a learned skill. Moms and partners will learn how milk is made, breastfeeding positions, what a good latch looks like, infant hunger feeding cues, how to know your baby is getting enough, and when to call for help. 

Please only register mom, partners can come for free. Class meets one evening from 6-9pm

Class meets on the 4th floor of Integris Edmond in the Women's Center Education room. Ice and water availble, bring any desired snack. 

Newborn and Postpartum Care


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Feb 1, 2024 at 6 pm

Class participants will learn common newborn characteristics, newborn proceedures during the hospital stay, benefits of rooming-in, newborn senses, the ABCs of safe sleep as well as get hands-on practice on swaddling, burping, diaper changing and bathing their infant. Physical changes mom will experience after giving birth, new parent emotions, lifestyle changes, and challenges will also be included in this fun and informative class. Class meets from 6-9pm on one week night.  Note: please only register one parent/participant, the second is free.  Ice and water will be available, feel free to bring any food or snacks with you to class. 

Labor & Delivery Tour (Lakeside)


with Laurie Shofner

Calendar Feb 5, 2024 at 12 pm

Complimentary tours are available for current patients or those considering our facility for delivery.

Please register in advance for the tour.

Tours are available on Mondays at noon, with the exception of holidays.

Please meet in the Lakeside front entrance waiting area for tours to begin. Tours typically last 30 to 45 minutes and may occasionally be canceled if the facility is full.

Understanding Birth (Baptist)


with Charlottee Houck

Calendar Feb 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Only register one person. You may bring 1 support person.



Understanding Birth is a class covering the following information:

  • Pregnancy: anatomy, preeclampsia & warning signs, preterm labor, hazards, emotions, and more.
  • Labor: Pain theories, 5 P's of labor, signs labor is near, onset of labor, stages of labor, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact.
  • Birth Stories:  Stories show how the stages of labor unfold in real life, inducing examples of natural coping techniques, partner support, medicated pain relief, and cesareans (varies by format).
  • Comfort Techniques: Birth preferences, labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor & pushing positions, back labor, and partner advice.
  • Medical Procedures:  Decision-making, induction, fetal monitoring, IVs, analgesics, epidural anesthesia, labor and pushing positions with epidural, augmentation, and second-stage interventions.
  • Cesarean Birth: Reasons for a cesarean, types of cesareans, risks, anesthesia, 3D animation of surgery, recovery, reducing the risk for cesarean birth

Each woman will receive a corresponding guidebook that contains a free downloadable app complete with all the videos from the class as well as other helpful features.


If you have questions, please reach out to Charlotte Houck, 405-949-3974

Successful Breastfeeding (Lakeside)


with Laurie Shofner

Calendar Feb 6, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Expectant moms in their 30th week of pregnancy or later are invited to register. Please only register mom. One support person is welcome to attend.

Class topics include:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding works, breastmilk and milk supply
  • Skills for breastfeeding: reading your baby’s hunger cues, positions for breastfeeding, the importance of latch and knowing your baby is getting enough
  • What to expect: common concerns and healthy lifestyle
  • Working and breastfeeding: information on breast pumps and supplies


NOTE: Only register one person. You may bring 1 support person. 

For any further questions about your class please contact Laurie Shofner at 405-936-1500.

Refund Policy

Understanding Birth (Canadian Valley)


with JeannaLynn May

Calendar Feb 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The "Understanding Birth" class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Conference Room A and B at INTEGRIS Health Canadian Valley Hospital. 

This course includes eight weeks of classes plus one bonus physical therapy class and a mock delivery in a LDRP room. 

NOTE: Only register one person. You may bring 1 support person.

Understanding Birth is a class covering the following information:

• A healthy pregnancy (Support, Nourishment)

• Women’s Center tour

• Team birth

• Breastfeeding

• Postpartum care

• Relaxation

• Labor positions

• Pain management

For any further questions about your class please contact JeannaLynn May at or 405-717-7860.




Labor & Delivery Tour (Edmond)


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Feb 6, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Tours are available free of charge for current or prospective patients. Please register for the tour.

Tours are offered at 3:30 p.m. following the Saturday Understanding Birth class and during the week before other prenatal classes. You do not need to participate in a class to take the tour but you do need to register.

Tours are also given as part of the Understanding Childbirth Class and the Integris Birth Experience Class. You do not need to register for a tour separately if you are taking one of these classes at Integris Edmond and deliverying at Integris Edmond. 

Tours meet on the 4th floor Women's Center in the waiting room and start promptly. 

Tours typically last 30-45 minutes and may occasionally be canceled if the unit is full.

Adults only, please, no children. If older siblings would like to be a part of a tour, please contact Angela Kersh directly to set up a private tour. 405-313-1832

Integris Edmond Birth Experience


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Feb 6, 2024 at 7 pm

Join us for what to expect when giving birth at Integris Health Edmond Women's Center. This interactive evening is designed for those who have given birth before, but at a different facility or if it has been a while since your last birth. Topics for discussion include but aren't limited to: When to come to the hospital, standard procedures on admission, birth preferences, newborn procedures and safety, and resources. A time for Q & A will be offered, as well as a tour of the unit. Support people and older siblings are welcome to attend. Please only register mom. 

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