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Childbirth Classes, Education and Resources

Welcoming a new member into your family is a wonderful, life-changing event

Attention: Classes Cancelled Until Further Notice

Due to COVID-19, non-parent childbirth classes and CPR classes have been canceled until further notice.

We're here to help you and your family prepare, not only for the birth but also for life after baby. Bryan offers a range of classes and events for expecting parents and family members.

To find out when the next class is starting, call us at 402-481-7474 or view our Calendar of Events. For more information about CPR for family and friends, please call 402-481-5648.

For financial assistance questions and qualification contact childbirtheducator@bryanhealth.org at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln or tsandoval@kearneyregional.com at Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney. 

Take a Tour

(Free)
Expectant parents are welcome to tour Bryan Family Birthplace, including labor and delivery rooms, postpartum and the nurseries. Tours are available with registration only:

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Tours last about 45 minutes and begin promptly in the Plaza lobby of Bryan East Campus, 1500 S. 48th St.

One adult support person is encouraged to attend the tour.

Register Online - It's Free!

Online Childbirth e-Class

($55 per couple)

Our online childbirth class is a perfect alternative to an in-person class. You receive online access to engaging videos, personal birth stories, 3D animations, games and activities over a six-week timeframe. Perfect for PC or Mac users (high-speed internet is recommended).

Learn more and sign up for this online class now!

If you're curious about how our online childbirth class works, take a free demo today.

Essentials of Childbirth

Essentials of Childbirth

($65 per couple for three-week session)

Begin your journey through birth and beyond with this family-centered childbirth series. Topics include: labor process, pain management, c-sections, basic breathing and relaxation, the role of birth coach, mother postpartum care, initial baby care and a tour. Classes are usually taken during the sixth to seventh month of pregnancy.

Classes times: Sundays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; or Tuesdays, 7-9:30 p.m. To register, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Essentials of Childbirth Accelerated

($65 per couple)

Complete the Essentials of Birth and Baby Care class in one day! This fast-paced day covers all the content of the regular class, and includes a tour. This class fills up very fast.

Class times: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch break) — one-day class. To register, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Breastfeeding Basics - Online or In-Person

($20 per couple)

This single-session class emphasizes basic breastfeeding techniques. You'll learn about the breastfeeding cycle, nursing aids, nursing positions, latch and more from our Bryan lactation consultants. Your spouse/partner is encouraged to attend.

In-person class times: Thursdays from 7-9:15 p.m — one-night class.

To register for in-person or online class, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Super Siblings

($10 for one child, $20 for two or more children)

A baby is coming! For mom and dad, it's a happy event. Big brother and sister, however, may view this new arrival with questionable enthusiasm or feelings of loss. But siblings at Bryan Medical Center won't feel left out because this class includes them in the birth process.

Class times: Saturdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. or Sundays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. — single-session class. To register, please visit the Calendar of Events.

CPR for Family and Friends

($20 per person)

For parents and expectant parents. This course teaches infant/pediatric/adult CPR with emphasis on infant and airway obstruction relief. Time needed to cover course content may vary based on class size.

Single-session class is offered on various dates and times. To register, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Infant Massage

($20 per couple)

Infant massage provides a unique opportunity for parents to bond with their babies and stimulate blood flow, aid digestion, ease constipation, and help with muscle relaxation. Join Mary Seger-Barker, MSN, RN, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, to learn more about proper techniques and the benefits of infant massage. This class is for expectant parents. Please bring a stuffed animal to class to practice massage techniques. You'll receive a laminated set of reference cards and a small bottle of massage oil.

Classes times: Mondays 6:30-9 p.m — one-night class. To register, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Advanced Breathing and Relaxation for Childbirth

($20 per couple)

This course is intended for expectant parents who plan to go though childbirth without an epidural or other pain medication. We recommend the Essentials of Childbirth class as a pre-requisite.

Class times: Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m — one-night class. To register, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Family Baby Cares (Grandparent's Class)

($15 per person)

A new baby is something many families look forward to with great anticipation. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends all want to help care for the new baby but how do you care for an infant? What has changed since the last infant you cared for? This class focuses on current infant cares and safety guidelines.

This is a one time, two-hour class held every other month.

Class times: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. – One-night class. To register, please visit the Calendar of Events.

Maternity Locations

bryan medical plaza

Bryan Medical Center
Use Bryan Medical Plaza
Entrance B
1500 S. 48th St.
Lincoln, NE 68506

402-481-7444

crete area medical center

Crete Area Medical Center
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333

402-826-2102

Learn More About
Maternity Care at CAMC

kearney regional medical center building

Kearney Regional
Medical Center

804 22nd Ave
Kearney, NE 68845

308-455-3600

Learn More About
Maternity Care at KRMC

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