The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas has awarded a grant to help support free Childbirth Classes offered by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Instructor Kelci McVey demonstrates the positioning of the baby with a childbirth model set supplied by the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas grant.

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas has awarded a grant to help support free Childbirth Classes offered by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. The grant has purchased new teaching tools and videos that will be utilized in Childbirth Classes for expectant parents. Instructor Kelci McVey will host her next class November 13th and 14th at CRMC. Class is scheduled from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday and 1 pm – 4 pm on Sunday.

These classes prepare the mother and father (or other support person) emotionally, physically and intellectually for active participation in the birthing process. The course includes relaxation exercises, what to expect during labor and delivery, breathing and pushing techniques and care after birth, including breastfeeding. To register for the November class or a future class, parents may contact Director of Women’s Health Jen Wintjen at 620.252.1589 or register at the Women’s Health Clinic located at 1717 W. 8th Street in Coffeyville.

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas hosts individual charitable funds, created by donors who have a passion for giving back to their community. Grants from the funds assist people throughout Southeast Kansas and many charities beyond Kansas. Call the Foundation, 620 231 8897 with questions about the Community Foundation and its many services available for donors.

 

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