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Prenatal Education

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Having Your Baby at Freeman?

We're almost as excited as you about the coming birth of your baby! Let Freeman Maternity Center help you prepare for this exciting event. 

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF CLASSES:

To register for these classes, email Karleen Martin at kkmartin@freemanhealth.com or call 417.347.6667 with any questions you may have.

Prenatal Education

Freeman offers free prenatal education classes each month to help expectant mothers and families prepare for the arrival of a new baby. These classes can ease the tension and fear surrounding labor and delivery, as well as aid in your overall comfort when the time comes. You will learn rhythmic breathing techniques; tour the birthing, nursery and obstetrics areas; and learn about the choices available to you.

Register by emailing Karleen Martin at kkmartin@freemanhealth.com.

Sibling Class

Designed for children ages 3 – 12, this free class helps prepare your child(ren) for the changes that will occur when their new sibling arrives.

Register by emailing Karleen Martin at kkmartin@freemanhealth.com.

Breastfeeding Class

Taught by a certified lactation consultant, Freeman's free breastfeeding class provides information on how to establish your milk supply, how to help a baby latch and how to establish pumping. The class also teaches signs of adequate milk intake, as well as prevention and treatment suggestions for common breastfeeding problems, such as engorgement, sore nipples and clogged ducts.

Register by emailing Karleen Martin at kkmartin@freemanhealth.com.