Depend on Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) for personalized prenatal care during your pregnancy. Feel more confident and know what to expect during your birthing experience by taking OMC's childbirth classes.
Benefits of Education During Pregnancy
Get answers to your questions before you deliver your baby. Look to OMC's primary care providers and prenatal educators to:
- Develop a trusting relationship with you and provide guidance during pregnancy and the birthing process
- Encourage a healthy level of attachment between you and your baby
- Increase your knowledge to help you make informed decisions during pregnancy, birth, and beyond
- Help siblings prepare for the arrival of their new brother or sister
Our Prenatal & Family Educators
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Amy S. Fry, BFA, CD (DONA), ICCE, CLC, Prenatal Education Coordinator
Amy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Teacher Certification from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater in 1986. After teaching art in the schools for 15 years, she became a DONA certified Doula in 2001, and an ICEA certified Childbirth Educator in 2005. Amy has taught various prenatal classes at OMC since 2002 and accepted the position of Prenatal & Family Education Coordinator in June of 2007. Since then, she has implemented the Perinatal Fitness class into the prenatal class program and recently received her CLC Lactation Counselor certification.
Juanita Bateman BS, LCCE ,CLC, CPST, Prenatal Educator
Juanita received her Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University. She worked as a Health Educator for Pima County WIC in Tucson, AZ for 2 years. She moved to Minnesota in 2008 and worked as a Web content producer for Mayo Clinic for 2 years. In 2010, she started teaching prenatal classes at OMC and became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Member of Lamaze International in 2012. She’s also a Certified Lactation Counselor.
Jill Kroening, RN, CLC
Jill received her nursing degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2006, and began working as a postpartum nurse for OMC's BirthCenter. In 2008, she began working as a labor/delivery/recovery/post-partum (LDRP) nurse, and received her Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification in 2012. Jill joined OMC’s Prenatal & Family Education team in spring 2014.
Kristine Moucha, RN
Kristine received her Bachelors of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2010. She works at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint. Marys Campus as a post-surgical registered nurse. Kristine joined OMC's Prenatal & Family Education team in spring 2014, and is pursuing certification as a birth doula and childbirth educator.
Amanda Steele BAS, LCCE, CPST, Prenatal Educator
Amanda received her Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Health Education at the University of Minnesota - Duluth. She has worked in the field of women’s health for several years and joined OMC in 2011. She is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Doulas of North America (DONA)-trained birth doula.
Amanda is an active community volunteer with the Olmsted County Breastfeeding Coalition, Olmsted County Maternal/Child and Family Health Partnership, and the Southeast Minnesota Childbirth Network.
Deb Weinrich RN, Prenatal Educator
Deb received her registered nurse degree at Rochester Community and Technical College. She has worked as an OMC BirthCenter registered nurse for a total of 16 years. She has taught prenatal education classes at OMC for 10 years.
Select from a variety of OMC BirthCenter classes that support and prepare you for pregnancy, labor, postpartum care, breastfeeding, and early parenting. You can bring a partner, friend, or family member to class to serve as your support person.
Take advantage of OMC's prenatal education library when you're not able to attend class. Call 507.529.6759 to set up a time to view or borrow videos on about pregnancy, birth, and newborn care. Choose from English- and Spanish-language versions.
Bedrest Resources & Support
If your doctor recommends you stay in bed at home or at the hospital during your pregnancy, borrow a prenatal care basket. Your basket will include videos, educational material, and other items to help you pass time and prepare as you await the arrival of your baby. Call 507.529.6759 to receive your complimentary Bedrest Basket, available in English- or Spanish-language versions.
Founders Room Map
Here is a map to the Founders Room located at the hospital.