Being pregnant and having a baby is an exciting experience.

Becoming a Mom is a prenatal education program created for pregnant women. The information provided is designed to improve participants' chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Classes serve as a source of social support for the women and allow them the opportunity to connect with other mothers in a similar situation.

The program has been implemented in a variety of settings, including community-based organizations, churches and worksites, and it is taught by trained facilitators. Becoming a Mom takes a holistic approach to caring for the family, using education that helps women enhance their well-being.

Signing Up is Easy and Free! Contact the Clay County Health Department at 785-632-3193.

Our programs we offer:

  • Prenatal Education Class
  • Parenting Education Class

Becoming A Mom - Prenatal Education Class

To improve the health of moms, so their baby’s are healthier, too. Join us as we share new parent information, meet other moms and dads in the area, and have fun getting ready for baby’s arrival!

Becoming a Mom Brochure.pdf

What You'll Earn

Attend 6 Sessions - Choose One Item

Attend 5 Sessions - Choose One Item


Attend 4 Sessions - Choose One Item

  • Mega Pack of Diapers
  • Package of Wipes
  • Bath Time Gift Set

In addition, you can get other gifts during sessions as well.

What you'll learn

  • August 9, 2016 - Session 1: Keeping healthy during pregnancy, common discomforts, and dental health.
  • August 16, 2016 - Session 2: Pregnancy Health: Learn how stress, certain foods, and many other things can affect your pregnancy.
  • August 23, 2016 - Session 3: Signs and symptoms of preterm labor, preeclampsia-labor and delivery, true vs. false labor, and why the last weeks of pregnancy matter.
  • August 30, 2016 - Session 4: Infant feeding, breastfeeding, breastfeeding positions, and breastfeeding complications.
  • September 6, 2016 - Session 5: Infant care, period of purple crying, happiest baby on the block, SIDS risk reduction, and safe car seat installation
  • September 13, 2016 - Session 6: Postpartum recovery, birth control, and health between pregnancies

Located: All Classes, EXECPT CLASS 3, will be held at the Early Head Start Building located at 1021 4th Street, Clay Center, Kansas. Enter the South West Door.
Class 3 will be held at Clay County Medical Center located at 617 Liberty Street, Clay Center Kansas. Enter the North Side of building and classes will be held in Conference Room A, above the Wellness Center.
Phone: 785-632-3193
Download Enrollment Form.pdf»

Childbirth Education Class

The childbirth education class is a 3-week session class offered one night a week (for 2-3 hours) or a 1-day class. All expecting mothers and support persons are welcomed. This course covers a variety of topics including: signs of labor, stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, pain management, postpartum care, care of infant after delivery and infant CPR. The breastfeeding education class is a 2-3 hour class, one night only that is included in the Childbirth classes.

  • September 12, 19, and 26, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Lead Instructors: Nicole Liby, OB Coordinator; Michelle Alquist, RN
Costs: This class is free of charge for all Clay Center Famuly Physicians and Special Delivery patients. Any patient not being served by CCFP or Special Delivery will be charged $40.00
Located: Clay County Medical Center
Contact: Nicole Liby, OB Coordinator Phone: 785-632-2144 Ext. 540