Carbon County Public Health is an organization that encourages a natural, healthy, and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be taxing on a woman's body and mind, we serve as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.
The Childbirth education and practices we teach are based on the most current medical evidence available. We hope to reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies.
Childbirth Classes Available through Carbon County Public Health
Childbirth classes are being offered by Carbon County Public Health! A $15 donation fee is appreciated to help cover costs of materials and information you get to take home, but is not required. The classes include:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy and Birth
- Comfort measures
- Discomforts and warning signs
- Early newborn care
- Labor Signs, Stages of Labor
- Pain management
- Partner's role
- Postpartum care
- Relaxation techniques
Classes are typically offered every other month. Class types are typically 1 day classes (9 am to 5 pm with a break for lunch), or 4 evening classes from 6 pm to 8 pm. One on one classes may be available upon request. Call for the next available class.
The next class will be: August 2019 - Evening Classes on Thursdays (August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd) - Please call Ranae Johnston at 307-328-2675 to get your name on the list and a class will be scheduled when there are enough people signed up. You can also fill out this form to sign up.
Birthing Class Survey
Anybody who took (or who is thinking of taking) a Birthing or Lamaze class through Carbon County Public Health, please help us out and take the survey. We are trying to ensure we are meeting the needs of our community. Survey Results so far show a preference for 4 day evening classes and some preference for a 1 day class.
We greatly appreciate your input. If you have any questions regarding Birthing classes feel free to contact Ranae Johnston, RN, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 307-328-2675.