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Patient Education

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the larger Ohio State University that surrounds it provide a wealth of information for patients, families and visitors about a wide array of healthcare topics, including obstetrics and gynecology.

Visit Our 'Patient Education' Site

Begin your search at our Patient Education website. Here you will find easy-to-understand materials created by our clinical experts and healthcare educators that are easily searchable by topic.
Some materials have been translated into other languages. Just choose a preferred language in the drop-down menu to view these materials.

Search 'Women's Health'

Search under “women’s health” for a long list of related healthcare topics. Narrow your search by selecting from the following search terms:

Pregnancy and Childbirth Education Classes

Welcoming a new baby into the home is an exciting time, but it also can be overwhelming. That’s why Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center created its pregnancy and childbirth education classes: to help expectant mothers and their support people prepare for their big day and the sleepless nights ahead.
Sign up for our childbirth classes online.

Care During Your Pregnancy

  • Childbirth Education – This class helps prepare you and your spouse/support person for the events of labor and birthing. You will learn about the birth process, including signs and stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, pain management options and the birthing experience.
  • Marvelous Multiples – Find yourself blessed with twins, triplets or more? The OSU Maternity Center tailored this class to meet your unique situation. Join us for a six-hour adventure to learn about making your pregnancy more comfortable, recognizing the signs and stages of labor, preparing for births of multiples, bringing your babies home, connecting with community resources and more. Experienced parents of multiples share their tried-and-true "survival tips" on managing daily routines and building a support network.
  • Sibling Class – A new member of any family changes the "family dynamics." Steps to prepare the new baby’s brothers and sisters can smooth adjustments to those new dynamics. Siblings are able to see the hospital, learn new skills – like holding and diapering – and receive extra attention as they get ready for their sibling's arrival. 

Caring For Your Newborn

  • Breastfeeding Basics – Take time during your pregnancy to learn more about the basics of feeding your baby the best nutrition. Discuss with lactation consultants the what, where, when, why and how of breastfeeding in today's world. Because support from your spouse or support person is so helpful, we encourage them to attend along with you.
  • Baby Basics – Now What? Gain more confidence in caring for your soon-to-arrive newborn (or new grandchild) in this class that covers everything from diapering and bathing to choosing toys and creating a safe environment.
  • Infant and Pediatric CPR – Take the time to learn this life-saving technique, taught by certified basic life support instructors. Performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could prove invaluable for every parent, grandparent and childcare provider.
For more information, to enroll, or to schedule a maternity tour, call 614-293-5123.


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Search the NetWellness "Health Topics" section, using such terms as “Gynecology” and “Pregnancy” to find an extensive online library of information.