This live virtual class will be taught with an instructor via WebEx until we can resume in-person classes. A virtual tour is offered via WebEx during the class. All registrants who sign up for this class will receive more information via email.
Prepared for Childbirth Express Class
During this one-time class, you and your support person will get a shortened overview of the birth process, including epidurals.
This class provides a general overview of birth for those planning to get an epidural or who need to get the information in a shorter time.
It is recommended to take our Prepared Childbirth class series if you plan for a natural birth. The Comfort Measures Workshop will offer an in-depth practice of labor exercises and comfort techniques.
Topics We Cover
- Preparing for labor
- Pregnancy warning signs
- Onset of labor
- When to go to the hospital
- Active labor through birth
- Common medical procedures
- Cesarean Birth/Anesthesia
- Recovery and postpartum
You’ll find this series especially useful when you’re about six or seven months pregnant.
The Baby Care & Safety Class and the Breastfeeding Class information are NOT covered in the express class. Those classes are offered on separate dates. Hands-on Comfort Workshop for hands-on practice of breathing, relaxation, and comfort techniques also available.
Tour of Maternity Services included at the end of class but may add 30 minutes to class time. May register for a separate tour if you want to tour with other labor support people not attending childbirth classes.
This Prepared Childbirth Express series will be offered on a Thursday morning 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. We will offer a tour at the end of the class for those who want one, but it may add 30 minutes to class.
Recommended for Mom & partner between 28-36 weeks of pregnancy. Other classes recommended during this time are the Breastfeeding Class and the Baby Care Safety Class. The Hands-on Comfort Workshop is also recommended to take after the Prepared Childbirth Class Series or Prepared Childbirth Express Class Series or Refresher Childbirth Class.