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Aspen Birth Center

Childbirth Education

It takes strength to listen to and trust our bodies, to welcome labor, to give ourselves over to the task of birth.

It is a strength that all women have, although we may not realize it is within us. Birth has a lot to do with courage, and it is good to feel ourselves being courageous – to open ourselves to birth and embrace this singular life experience.

We are here for you, every step of the way.

Location:

Aspen Birth Center

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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Class Descriptions & Resources

Classes for Expecting Parents

Childbirth Preparation Series
This is a three-week series of classes covering labor, delivery, relaxation, anesthesia, C-section, postpartum, breastfeeding and newborn care.

Express Childbirth Preparation Class
This is a one day class version of our Childbirth Preparation Class for busy parent, those who prefer weekend classes, or parents who simply need a refresher. This one day class covers all of the same content as our three-week series.

C-Section Class
This class discusses medical interventions and anesthesia as you prepare for your Cesarean delivery, as well as post-operative care. Be prepared, be knowledgeable, and be ready to enjoy your baby as soon as he/she arrives! Note: This information is also covered in our Childbirth Preparation Series and Express classes.

The Art of Breastfeeding
In this class, a certified lactation counselor helps you prepare for and master the art of breastfeeding. Note: Breastfeeding is also covered in our Childbirth Preparation Series and Express Classes.

Classes for the Whole Family

Friends and Family CPR
Learn infant, child and adult CPR from a certified instructor. It’s great for grandparents and care providers, too. Note: This class does not provide a BLS  certification.

V.I.P. Sibling Class
For children ages 2-6 and their expectant parents. Includes a tour of the hospital, role play, safety topics, story time, and a snack. Families who are interested in a complimentary tour should call ahead to schedule 970.544.1130.

First Year and First Aid
This class presents fundamentals of parenting, from early bonding, developmental activities, parenting challenges, creating safe environments, and some basic first aid.

Newborn Necessities
This class covers specific care of newborns in the first month, including baby basics such as: diapering, burping, swaddling, breastfeeding, car seats and immunizations. As we know, babies don’t come with instructions! Designed for parents, grandparents, and infant care providers. Note: This information is also covered in our Childbirth Preparation Series and Express classes. It does not include CPR or BLS.

Childbirth Education Handouts

Our team has put together a resource library of helpful handouts, which may be referred to during our Childbirth Education class(es). They are also available as references for families seeking more information about these important topics!

 

Childbirth Education Handouts

Register for a Class

For more information about any of our educational offerings, please send us a message at cbe@aspenhospital.org.

To register, simply view upcoming classes below and choose the “Childbirth Education” filter  to get started. Payment is also taken online.

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Our Team

 

Core Childbirth Education Nurses:

  • Heather Knott, RN-IBCLC
  • Lindsay Smythe, RN-CLC
  • Diane Henry, RN-IBCLC
  • Stacy Vidamour, RN

Calendar

Upcoming Childbirth Education Classes

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We are pleased to announce these class offerings and we are currently offering tours of the Aspen Birth Center and OB Pre-Admission Navigations with a nurse, by appointment only.

To schedule a tour, call the Aspen Birth Center at 970.544.1130.