Maternity Education at Flaget Memorial Hospital

At Flaget Memorial Hospital, we offer maternity education classes to help you prepare for childbirth and parenting. Join us for one or all of the following:

  • Birth with Confidence
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • What to Expect

Learn more about each class we offer below, then visit our events calendar to see the full list of upcoming Maternity Education Classes and to register online.

About Maternity Education Classes

Our classes cover topics ranging from what to expect when delivering at our Birthing Center, to breathing and relaxation methods, and breastfeeding. We also discuss baby care, how to prepare for your labor and delivery, communication and parenting styles, plus other important topics to keep your family unit strong through the upcoming changes.

Classes are taught by certified childbirth and lactation educators. We recommend registration early in your pregnancy, as classes fill quickly. Let us know if you need special accommodations to participate.

For more information, call 502.350.5350 or download our brochure.  

Birth with Confidence Class

Our Birth with Confidence classes are interactive and informative. Your instructor will thoroughly explain the changes your body will go through and what you can expect during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

The Birth with Confidence class is a 6-week session, held on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flaget Memorial Hospital. The cost to attend is $40. You will pay for this six-week course on the first night of class.

Breastfeeding Education Class

Join us for a Breastfeeding Education class designed to encourage and promote successful breastfeeding. Led by a lactation counselor, this class covers the following breastfeeding topics:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
  • Nutrition
  • Positioning
  • Latching techniques
  • Pumping breast milk
  • Engorgement

This one-time class is held on Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flaget Memorial Hospital. There is no cost to attend.

What to Expect Class


Attend our What to Expect Class any time during your pregnancy. Dads and support persons are encouraged to attend. During this class, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Labor process
  • True vs false labor
  • Delivery
  • Common complications
  • Fetal development

This one-time class is held the third Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Flaget Memorial Hospital. There is no cost to attend.