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Childbirth Education

Newborn and Postpartum Care


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Nov 30, 2023 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 6-9 pm one evening during the week. 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. 

Successful Breastfeeding (Baptist)


with Charlottee Houck

Calendar Dec 2, 2023 at 9 am

Expectant moms in their 30th week of pregnancy or later are invited to register. Instructors include INTEGRIS Health board-certified lactation consultants or mother/ baby RNs with extensive breastfeeding training.

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 


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

Understanding Birth (Edmond)


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Dec 2, 2023 at 9 am

The "Understanding Birth" class will meet from 9am-3:30pm on the 4th floor Women's Center at INTEGRIS Health Edmond in the Education Room which is located outside the secured unit next to the waiting room. Instructors are skilled and passionate labor and delivery nurses who are employed by INTEGRIS Health Edmond Women's Center.

NOTE: Only register one person. You may bring1-2 support persons. 

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.

An optional tour of the unit will be given following the class from approx 3:30.

 For any further questions about your class please contact Angela Kersh at 405-313-1832.

Refund Policy

Labor & Delivery Tour (Edmond)


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Dec 2, 2023 at 3:30 pm

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

Tours are offered at 3:30 p.m. following the Saturday Understanding Birth class. You do not need to participate in the class to take the tour but you do need to register.

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

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

Adults only, please, no children.

Labor & Delivery Tour (Lakeside)


with Laurie Shofner

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 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.

Labor & Delivery Tour (Canadian Valley Hospital)


with JeannaLynn May

Calendar Dec 6, 2023 at 12 pm

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

Please register in advance for the tour. Please meet in the lobby waiting area outside elevators by the gift shop at INTEGRIS Health Canadian Valley Hospital.

Tours are available the first Wednesday of the month from 12:15 to 12:45pm, with the exception of holidays.

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

Please reach out to JeannaLynn with questions at or 405-203-4289.

Baby Basics (Baptist)


with Charlottee Houck

Calendar Dec 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Class participants will learn about common newborn traits and behaviors, as well as newborn health and safety, including safe sleep and Newborn procedures.  There will be discussion on ways to comfort your newborn with hands-on practice with swaddling, burping and diaper changing.

This is a two-night class a week apart and will be from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on Thursdays.

Please feel free to bring a drink & snack or stop by the cafeteria prior to class or during a break.


Please reach out to Charlottee Houck with questions or 405-949-3974.



Breastfeeding Basics


with Angela Kersh

Calendar Dec 7, 2023 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. Returning to work and breastfeeding, breastfeeding in public and other topics will also be covered in this must have class! 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. 

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