Classes & Events

Click on a class name for more information. You may register online and pay any charges with a credit card. This is handled by a secure site credit card processor. Willis-Knighton does not collect or keep your credit card information. You may also register by calling (318) 212-8225 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except holidays). Charges due must be paid in advance.

Note: For classes eligible for a refund, the refund policy requires you to call at least one week in advance to cancel. Refunds will be issued, less a $10 administrative fee.

WK Prenatal Classes
Education is critical as you take this new step in your life. The Willis-Knighton Prenatal Education Program is designed to help guide expectant parents through this exciting phase of their lives. If you are a mother, father or grandparent anticipating the arrival of a new baby, please take a few minutes to review the Frequently Asked Questions before selecting classes. This section includes guidelines about when the classes should be taken, who should attend and other helpful information. Please contact the Prenatal Education office at (318) 212-2556 if you have any questions or need additional information.
 
Birthing Basics
A capsulated version of the Prepared Childbirth class. This 2-hour session covers what to expect during labor and delivery, options for managing pain, and basic relaxation techniques.

Register to take this class at 24 weeks or later. For mothers expecting multiples, register to take this class at weeks 20 to 24.

Registration Information:
The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes.

This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion/labor support person.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Breastfeeding Class
An in-depth review of breastfeeding for new or experienced mothers. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants demonstrate the proper techniques to hold and latch your baby when breastfeeding to ensure the most effective results.
Questions and concerns will be addressed such as: Do I have enough milk? What should I look for? What do I need to breastfeed? What if I need to pump? A companion or the labor support person is invited to accompany mothers and learn their role in the feeding process.

Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Build a Better Body for Your Baby
The experts teach moms-to-be about proper nutrition and exercise routines to follow during each trimester of pregnancy. This class prepares you for the lifestyle and physical changes during pregnancy. It's best to take this class during the first trimester of your pregnancy, but any time is acceptable to enroll. After this class, a free trial of prenatal yoga is offered to moms who wish to participate. Prenatal yoga is optional.
Physician clearance is required to participate.

Please bring a yoga mat with you for the class.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE










Family & Friends CPR
American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR is ideal for new or expectant parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning how to save a life. This course includes instructions for life-saving CPR and choking relief for adults, children and infants. This friends and family class does not officially certify you in CPR.

**EVERY PERSON ATTENDING THE CLASS MUST REGISTER.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Grandparents Class
New and expectant grandparents will learn the latest information about newborn care, safety in the home, and how to respond in case of an emergency. We will discuss their role in the new grandchild's life and the importance of this special relationship. Extended family members who wish to learn more about caring for the new addition to the family are encouraged to attend. Healthy snack provided.

Registration Information: A separate registration is required for each grandparent attending.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Mother/Baby Yoga
Bring your infant with you for a gentle yoga class. This 60-minute session runs for 5 weeks and focuses on the needs of a new mother. This session includes: gentle core work, overall body toning, and rejuvenating yoga postures.

You will interact with your baby during class, share some mama/baby yoga poses and participate in infant massage. This is a place where your baby can be free to nurse, nap, play and bond with you.

Physician clearance is required to participate.

Please bring a yoga mat with you for the class.



Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Newborn Care
This 3-hour session will review the latest topics in infant care and development. Course content includes: newborn appearance and characteristics, feeding, bathing safety, and much more. This session will help boost your confidence and ease your transition into parenthood.

Please enroll ONLY the mother.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Postnatal Abs
A common concern for many new moms is getting rid of the "postpartum belly." Resuming intense exercise too quickly is detrimental to restoring the body to its pre-pregnancy state. Correct exercise technique and body alignment will help your body heal and get those muscles working properly again. Learn through demonstration and discussion:

* How your abdominals change during pregnancy

* What is "Diastasis recti," and how to check for it

* How posture can affect your core restoration

* Five safe and effective exercises to help "flatten the belly" and restore the core without crunches

Fitness Center membership is not required.

Physician clearance is required to participate.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Prenatal Core
How to strengthen the core during pregnancy: A strong core during pregnancy minimizes back pain, helps mom push during labor, reduces incontinence and facilitates a quicker postnatal recovery.

. In this 60-minute class, you'll learn through demonstration and discussion: Healthy snack provided.

* Why prenatal core training is important

* Five safe and effective core and pelvic floor exercises that you can do while pregnant

* Abdominal exercises to avoid while pregnant

*The neutral spine and why it's important
Physician clearance is required to participate.

Online Pre-Registration is equired:

COST: FREE

Prenatal Tour (Pierremont)
This session provides a first-hand look at our patient rooms and areas where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect during your stay with us. A walking tour is included, and an opportunity to pre-register.

The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Prenatal Tour (South)
This session provides a first-hand look at our patient rooms and areas where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect during your stay with us. A walking tour is included, and an opportunity to pre-register.

The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering.

Please enroll only the mother.

Online Pre-Registration required

COST: FREE

Prenatal Tour with Epidural Education (Bossier)
The Prenatal Tour with Epidural Education *A Required course for those delivering at WK Bossier Health Center.
This class includes "anesthesia education" and information regarding the epidural process.

Participates receive a first-hand look at our patient rooms and areas where care is provided to mother and newborn. A walking tour is included, and a opportunity to pre-register.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Prenatal Yoga
This 60- minutes session is designed to take pregnant women through a safe yet challenging practice modified for specific needs through each
trimester. Learn to stretch and strengthen your body, focus and relax your mind, control breathing and develop awareness. The relaxed and nurturing environment is a wonderful way to connect to your growing baby and honor your changing body during this special time.

Make plans to attend a 6 week session.

Please bring a yoga mat with you for the class.

Fitness Center membership is not required

Physician clearance is required to participate.

Online Pre-Registration is required

COST: FREE

Prepared Childbirth
Gaining knowledge about the birthing process can help prepare you and your family for the big day. During this 5-hour session participants will learn the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, comfort techniques, labor and delivery processes, options for managing pain, and postpartum care.

Registration Information:

The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes.

This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion/labor support person.

Food: Breakfast and Light lunch will be served

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE

Siblings Class
This class is for soon-to-be brothers and sisters ages 3 and up. Topics discussed include what the baby will look like, preparation for taking the baby home, what to expect from a new baby and how to help mom and dad. Children will receive "Our New Baby...and ME!" coloring book and tour the nursery and postpartum unit.
Each child should bring a stuffed animal or doll to participate in diapering and swaddling. This is recommended for children whose mothers are at week 27 or later. A parent must attend with the child.

This session is recommended for children whose mothers are at week 27 or later gestation.

Registration Information: A separate enrollment is required for each child. This class covers both the child and the parent. It is not necessary to enroll the parent.

PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE CHILD.

Online Pre-Registration is required:

COST: FREE




WK Pregnancy Fit
This 60-minute total body conditioning class for expectant
and postpartum moms is the ultimate "head-to-toe" workout to help you prepare for the "sport of motherhood."
Interval programming includes cardio, strength training,
core and pelvic floor conditioning, yoga based cool down and an active relaxation segment.

Mark your calendar and plan to join a 5-week session.

Fitness Center membership is not required to participate.

Physician clearance is required to participate.

Please bring a yoga mat with you for the class.

Online Pre-Registration required:

COST: FREE