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King’s Daughters offers 4-week pregnancy class

ASHLAND, Ky. — The King’s Daughters Maternal Child Health Department offers free Pregnancy 101 classes to help expectant parents prepare for their new arrival.

The next class begins Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 to 9 p.m., in the KDMC Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage), and will continue at the same time and place each Tuesday through March 9.

Participants should be between 20 and 34 weeks gestation. The class is limited to 20 couples, and participants should bring two pillows.

Registration is required and can be made by calling (606) 408-7366.

The classes cover a full range of topics including anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, anesthesia/pain management, C-section, recovery, breastfeeding and infant care.