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Birthing Classes

Bonnie Root, RN-IBCLC

Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Bonnie Root knew since childhood that she wanted to be a nurse in women and children’s health.  She was the first high schooler to volunteer in pediatrics at age 16, and attended Lane Community College after graduating from Marist in Eugene.  Bonnie has been a nurse since 2007 and is thankful every day that her passion and joy in life is also her career, helping patients and their families thrive.  She spent 13 years working for Peacehealth at both University District and Riverbend locations, on Mother/Baby and Pediatric and Adolescent Care units. 

Since 2014 Bonnie has had the privilege of teaching newborn care for Women’s Care in Eugene and Springfield.  She is also the nurse educator for Pacific Women’s Center for all prenatal classes, including childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care.  Bonnie says, “It is such a pleasure to help inform new families and ease their fears.  I am honored to be a small part of their incredible journey and getting using humor as I teach.  I am always excited to be there!”

Ensuring that she remains current on evidence based research and best practice, Bonnie serves as Southern Willamette Valley Chapter co-chair for her national nursing organization AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses).

After having 2 sons in 2011 and 2013, followed by a surrogacy in 2016 for her close  friends who suffered with infertility, she had a new passion.  Realizing the need for ongoing care and information after hospital discharge, Bonnie began working for Eugene Pediatric Associates as their feeding specialist.  She works closely with families and their newborns, making feeding plans individually tailored to reach their goals.  Bonnie even works occasionally on weekends as the phone triage nurse for Eugene Pediatrics because as she puts it, “I just can’t get enough!  I love my job!”

 Childbirth class is a very important part of your birth education at PWC. We hope you will learn what you need to know about the end of pregnancy, signs of labor, when to call your doctor and go to the hospital. You might also learn about options like medications, relaxation, breathing, positioning and more.  This is not a “specific” type of birthing classes for breathing techniques and labor exercises.

Childbirth classes provide a great opportunity to meet other expectant parents who will have a child the same age as yours. You may make new friends!

Class Details

 

Birthing classes are the 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm (one-night course). The cost is $10 per attendee.

Please contact our office 541-342-8616 to schedule an appointment or schedule at the time of your visit.

Bonnie’s Tidbits: Bonnie, her husband Bryan, and their boys moved to the country in 2014, when Bonnie discovered her interest in homesteading, emergency preparedness, and homeschooling.  In their free time, you will find the “Root Squad” outdoors- camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, snowboarding or skiing, and going on new adventures together.