Get Ready for Baby Life

Having a baby is about so much more than childbirth! At SCCH, we offer FREE baby prep classes to help you be prepared for LIFE with baby… not just the birth!

Call (812) 268-4311 ext. 2485 to register!

Baby Life Classes

All classes are held in the SCCH large conference room and include FREE lunch! Door prizes are given at every class. Complete all four classes (in any order) and enter to win HUGE prizes.


This class is for mothers or couples who are planning to get pregnant for the 1st, 3rd, or even 5th time! Fertility/Pre-Conception classes emphasize the importance of pre-pregnancy preparation to help ensure a healthy baby and mother!

Topics include:

  • Folic acid counseling
  • Importance of birth spacing to health of mother, baby, and family
  • Benefits of physical activity on physical and mental health
  • Genetic screenings
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening
  • Blood pressure and body weight impact on mother and baby
  • Tracking cycles to optimize possibility of natural conception

Call (812)268-4311 ext. 2485 to register!


This class helps mothers and support people prepare for the various stages of the birth process as well as how to take care of mother and baby when released from the hospital.

Topics include:

  • The birth process
  • Labor signs
  • Pharmacologic (prescription drug) and nonpharmacologic pain management options
  • Positioning during labor
  • Cesarean birth
  • Tour of our labor department and equipment demonstrations
  • Car seat basics
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition basics
  • Safe sleep practices
  • Kick counts
  • After-birth contraception
  • Future birth spacing

Call (812)268-4311 ext. 2485 to register!


Breast milk is recommended as the best choice for mother and baby; however, that doesn’t mean it is always easy – or possible. In this class, learn why mothers should make this a priority for their newborns – and how support people can help!

Topics include:

  • Benefits to mother and baby
  • Preparation for breastfeeding
  • Proper nutrition during breastfeeding
  • Proper latching
  • Breastfeeding norms
  • Troubleshooting common breastfeeding issues
  • Safe milk storage
  • Breast pump basics
  • Community breastfeeding resources
  • Meet and greet your SCCH breastfeeding consultants

Call (812)268-4311 ext. 2485 to register!


After childbirth, the next phase of caring for a baby begins! In this class, mothers and caregivers take a deep dive into caring for a newborn baby!

Topics include:

  • Safe feeding practices
  • Infant bathing and hygiene
  • Childhood vaccinations
  • Parent self-care
  • Childcare safety
  • Car seat safety and installation
  • Safe sleep practices
  • Infant and child nutrition basics
  • Mental health resources and more

Call (812)268-4311 ext. 2485 to register!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these classes free?

Yes! These classes are completely free.

Do I have to live in Sullivan County to take these classes?

No. You do not have to live in Sullivan County, see a physician on our health campus, or plan to deliver at SCCH. Anyone is welcome to attend classes.

What time are the classes?

Classes are held from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Lunch is provided.