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Classes and Resources

Our commitment to families extends beyond the delivery room. Shawnee Mission Health is proud to offer the following classes and resources for families before and after pregnancy. Plan your childbirth classes so they are completed at least five weeks before your due date. 

Prenatal & Parent Education Classes

Early Pregnancy

Birth Center Tour
• Babies Don't Bark: Prepare Fido for Baby's Arrival
Prenatal Fitness


Childbirth - One Day
Childbirth - Five Week
Childbirth - Online
Childbirth Refresher/VBAC
Childbirth: Natural Strategies
Let's Talk About Cesarean Deliveries

Late Pregnancy

Breastfeeding: Getting Off to a Good Start
Breastfeeding Online
Family and Friends CPR
Family and Friends CPR with Basic First Aid
Grandparents Class
Newborn Care
• Newborn Care Online
Sibling: 3-5
Sibling: 6-8

After Delivery

Baby Signing Time with Music
Breastfeeding: Returning to Work and Pumping
Mom and Baby Fitness
Kids and K9s: Dog Bite Safety for Families
Therapeutic Touch and Play

Breastfeeding Support

At SMH, we are passionate about the value of breastfeeding.  And although breastfeeding is a natural process, it often takes patience, guidance and support to get off to a good start.  As part of our commitment to you, we educate all Birth Center nurses on assisting and supporting new mothers with breastfeeding.  For mothers and babies who have special breastfeeding needs, we have a staff of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants available during your stay.  In addition, we offer a Breastfeeding Warm Line, Breastfeeding Support Group and Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic to provide further support after you leave the hospital. For more information call 913-632-4330.

As a designated Baby-Friendly hospital, SMH upholds the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Click here to learn more about these evidence-based practices.

Additional Web Resources for Breastfeeding Support & Information

La Leche League of Greater Kansas City

Breastfeeding USA

Stanford University School of Medicine – Video clips

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Kelly Bonyata, BS, IBCLC

Dr. Jack Newman - International Breastfeeding Center

Baby-Friendly USA

High 5 for Mom & Baby


Recommended Phone Apps:

InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University
Breastfeeding Solutions
Nancy Morhbacher, IBCLC, FILCA


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