Childbirth Classes

Learning what to expect before and during labor and childbirth is essential to your pregnancy. HFM provides FREE classes that include information about the process of labor and birth, pain control during labor, and breathing and relaxation for labor and birth. The classes also include information on lifestyle changes, caring for your newborn, and breastfeeding. For your convenience, the class sessions take place at the hospital, so you can tour our Women’s and Children’s Center. Classes cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Understanding the labor and birth process
  • Comfort measures for labor, including pain management information
  • Breastfeeding techniques
  • Immediate postpartum care and transition home with baby
  • Touring the Women’s and Children’s Center

To allow for a more personal learning session, class size is limited to 10 couples per session. The childbirth classes are free to all Women’s Health patients. There is a $50 fee for non-HFM patients.

Upcoming Classes

Due to current pandemic we have cancelled our group childbirth classes until safe to resume. Please contact WCC if you would like further information on childbirth and education options.

Mom’s Club

Mother kissing baby

Held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., Mom’s Club is an opportunity for new mothers to socialize, share stories and ask for advice. A registered nurse will be available to answer health-related questions. Babies welcome!

  • Located at Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital – 2300 Western Ave
  • Espresso Connection – 2nd floor
  • No registration required – FREE.

If you have questions about any of the classes, please call 920-320-2436.

Additional Resources

Our OB/GYN Providers

Women’s Health, HFM Michigan Avenue Campus, 4303 Michigan Avenue, Manitowoc, WI 54220 Phone: 920-320-2436
Doreen Krause

Doreen Krause, APNP

Women’s Health
Jennifer Paltzer

Jennifer Paltzer, DO

Obstetrics-Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Steven Bush

Steven Bush, MD

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Howard Ulysses Johnson

Howard Johnson, MD

Obstetrics-Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Herbert Coussons

Herbert Coussons, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics-Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Nicky Plementosh

Nicky Plementosh, MD

Obstetrics-Gynecology (OB-GYN)