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Prenatal Classes Starting Next Month

Cozad Community Hospital offers Prenatal Classes each year. This year classes will be in February, April and May. Classes are at the Cozad Community Hospital in the conference room. Classes consist of PowerPoint presentations, videos and discussions about everything from diet, exercise, changes, labor, care for a newborn and so much more. Classes are taught by our very own professionals at Cozad Community Health System. Prenatal Class will begin at 7:00 pm and last about two hours.

Prenatal Class #1 - Tuesday, February 6th

The first class covers exercise and diet during your pregnancy. Emily Young, a Physical Therapist at Cozad Community Physical Therapy, and Janice Gengenbach, Registered Dietitian at Cozad Community Health System, will speak on the following topics:

  • Physical Changes
  • Fitness
  • General Health Exercises
  • Back Exercises
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises
  • Diet
  • Normal Discomforts

Emily Young, Certified Lactation Counselor, will address breastfeeding techniques and concerns. She will be able to help with any questions or problems that may arise during your hospital stay. She will also do telephone follow-ups once you're settled at home.

Prenatal Class #2 - Tuesday, April 24th

The second class covers labor and delivery. Tammy McMichael, Registered Nurse at Cozad Community Hospital, will speak on the following topics:

  • Emotional Changes
  • True Labor
  • Stages of Labor
  • Monitoring
  • Preterm Labor
  • Rupture of Membranes
  • Role of Coach
  • Anesthetics
  • False Labor
  • Early Labor
  • Medications
  • When to go to the Hospital

Prenatal Class #3 - Tuesday, May 1st

The third class covers complications of labor and delivery. Cozad Community Hospital nurses Gloria Franzen, RN, Melissa Brill, RN, and Tammy McMichael, RN, will speak on the following topics:

  • Labor Variations
  • Induction of Labor
  • Malpresentation
  • Precipitous Delivery
  • C-sections
  • Vacuum Extraction
  • Twins
  • Abruptio Placentae
  • Small Pelvis
  • Fetal Distress
  • Recovery Room
  • Cytotec

Prenatal Class #4 - Tuesday, May 8th

The fourth class covers caring for yourself and your baby after delivery. Tammy McMichael, RN, will speak on the following topics:

  • Care of Newborn
  • Circumcision
  • Safety Issues
  • Exercises
  • Newborn Illness
  • Newborn Feeding
  • Post Delivery Concerns
  • Hospital Policies
  • Emotional Changes
  • Maternal Care

These will be very informative classes, and we are excited to meet you! Visit our calendar to see the dates for all the Prenatal Classes. Please join us starting on Tuesday, February 6th at the Cozad Community Hospital. We will leave you feeling prepared to take on your greatest adventure in life!

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