Prepared Childbirth Tuesday Series
Prepared Childbirth Classes are held one evening a week for 3 weeks. These classes are offered on Tuesday from 6:00-8:30 pm.
When you register, whoever you list as a birthing partner on the registration form will automatically be registered for the class or tour you register for. All childbirth class series include a tour.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 1-3:
This 3 night class series is designed to take around 7 months of pregnancy and includes:
Class 1: Preparing for Labor
Labor pain and pain theories
Pregnancy warning signs
Signs of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Last trimester of pregnancy
Signs of Pre-term labor
Signs of Pre-Labor
Onset of Labor and 1st Stage of Labor
Packing your bag
When to go to the Hospital
Tour of OB ED
Breathing and Relaxation
Class 2: Labor and Birth Choices
Active Labor through Birth
Medical procedures during Active Labor through birth
Medical Pain relief
Labor and pushing positions for birth
Tour of Labor unit
Tips for partners
Breathing and relaxation exercises
Class 3: Beyond Labor
Labor rehearsal exercise and wrap up
Tour of Mother/Baby unit
Post-Partum physical and lifetime changes
Warning signs for post-partum
The Baby Care & Safety Class and the Breastfeeding Class information is NOT covered on Tuesdays. Those classes are offered on separate Thursday nights. Hands-on Comfort Workshop for hands-on practice of breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques also available.
Tour of Maternity Services included throughout 3 class series. May register for a separate tour if you want to tour with other family/labor support people not attending childbirth classes.
Recommended for Mom & partner due in May : March Prepared Childbirth Class Series. April and May Breastfeeding class & Baby Care & Safety class.
Also recommended for Mom & partner due in February are October or November Welcome to Pregnancy Open House and the November or January Nutrition & Exercise classes.