Childbirth class reunites - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Childbirth class reunites

August 23, 2003

Albany - The childbirth reunion was held for former students of the class and their babies. The babies got a chance to compete against each other, and teach their parents a few lessons, like how baby food really tastes and how dad's can change a diaper in the dark.

The "Labor Day" reunion was held for those who have taken a childbirth class within the past few years.

"The class is just informative as far as what's going on inside the mother's body while the baby is developing," says new dad Juwan Wilson. "Also you get the lingo that the doctors and nurses are going to use while you're in the delivery room so you know what's going on."

His wife Zondria agrees, "I wanted him to know what's going on in my body at all times, so he would understand how I was feeling and what I was going through at all times."

Debra Knight is the Director of the Childbirth classes and she says they teach new parents what to expect. "Part of the fear of childbirth is the unknown," says Knight. "So when you know what's going to happen and you have ways to work through the discomfort and the pain, it makes parents approach labor in a more positive way."

But Juwan says one lesson that he's learned, didn't come from the class: "Patience is what we've learned, a whole lot, patience."

And chances are he'll need it to keep up with little Kaden.

Childbirth classes are held regularly at Phoebe and last from two to six weeks.

posted at 10:07 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Early Co. Fire Dept. concerned about trees uprooting due to weather

    Early Co. Fire Dept. concerned about trees uprooting due to weather

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:55:48 GMT
    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)
    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area. (Source: WALB)

    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area.  Saturation and projected high winds have officials concerned about trees uprooting.  

    More >>

    Early County Fire Officials says they're prepared to respond to fallen trees in their area.  Saturation and projected high winds have officials concerned about trees uprooting.  

    More >>
  • Baker Co. concerned with dirt roads during subtropical storm

    Baker Co. concerned with dirt roads during subtropical storm

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:52:01 GMT
    Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)
    Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)Sherry Bailey, Baker County EMA Director said they have been working hard to make sure county dirt roads don't flood over. (Source: WALB)

    South Georgia is full of dirt roads and in Baker County officials are concerned with the amounts of expected rainfall.  "Anytime we have a rain event, we are definitely concerned about people in the county being able to travel the dirt roads," said Sherry Bailey, Baker Co. Manager and EMA Director.   

    More >>

    South Georgia is full of dirt roads and in Baker County officials are concerned with the amounts of expected rainfall.  "Anytime we have a rain event, we are definitely concerned about people in the county being able to travel the dirt roads," said Sherry Bailey, Baker Co. Manager and EMA Director.   

    More >>
  • Early County prepared for flash flood watch

    Early County prepared for flash flood watch

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:38:44 GMT
    Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)
    Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)Commissioner Jeffery Haynes said Early County is ready to respond in case weather get's worst. (Source: WALB)

    County leaders Early County are keeping an eye on the flood watch...preparing for the worst.  The county's EMA Director has been watching the weather closely since Thursday in preparation for the storm.  

    More >>

    County leaders Early County are keeping an eye on the flood watch...preparing for the worst.  The county's EMA Director has been watching the weather closely since Thursday in preparation for the storm.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly