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Childbirth & Family Education

After Baby: Restore You & Your Core: This class covers topics that your friends may not be talking about (e.g. pelvic prolapse, low back pain, incontinence) but these topics are common after baby. This eight-week, low-intensity class will guide you in rebuilding your belly and pelvic muscles. In-class instruction and take-home exercises will be provided. Pre- and post-tests will evaluate abdominal muscle separation and pelvic strength. Classes are co-led by Gundersen Health System and Y staff. Babies are welcome to attend.

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Before Baby: Your Journey through Pregnancy and Birth: This six-week class takes childbirth education to the next level. Co-led by Gundersen Health System and YMCA experts, the class combines need-to-know information about childbirth (stages of labor, pain management, etc.) with sought-after topics, such as prenatal exercise, maintaining strong pelvic floor muscles, mental health and nutrition. This class is great for parents and partners who are seeking more than a traditional birth class.

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Family LEAP: Family LEAP Program (Learn, Eat, Active Play) Program is a 12-week weight management program for children ages 8-12, who are at risk for weight-related health problems, and their families.

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Labor, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care: Three in one! This daylong class combines Managing Your Labor, Essentials of Breastfeeding and Caring for Your Newborn into one session. It is ideal for parents and partners who want all of the information in a single class—starting with when to come to the hospital, continuing through labor and birth, and finishing with feeding, bathing and comforting your newborn. Feel free to bring your own lunch and snacks. Please bring two pillows and a blanket, or yoga mat, for labor coping techniques.

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