Childbirth Classes It is usually recommended to attend a childbirth class in your 3rd trimester, finishing about a month before your expected due date. Early registration is strongly encouraged for best class selection. Highland Hospital offers a variety of choices. If these dates are not convenient for you, please see our other options. We also have independent learning options, such as parent guides and DVDs available for rental. All classes are for expectant moms and their coaches. A tour of the Family Maternity Center is also included. Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation Series (with Tour) This classes focus on the following. The process of labor, birth, and postpartum Breathing and relaxation techniques Pain management Your hospital stay Special situations such as labor interventions, assisted deliveries, and cesarean births A tour of the Family Maternity Center Schedule: One class per week (same night each week) for 3 or 4 weeks October Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 wk series, 6:30 - 8:30 pm) Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, 27 (4 wk series, 6:30 - 8:30 pm) November Thursday, November 3, 10, 17 (3 wk series, 6:00 - 8:30 pm) Tuesday, November 15, 22, 29 (3 wk series, 6:00 - 8:30 pm) December Thursday, December 1, 8, 15, 22 (4 wk series, 6:30 - 8:30 pm) Tuesday, December 6, 13, 20 (3 wk series, 6:00 - 8:30 pm) Fee: $100.00 (includes mom and coach). This fee includes a class manual and one free parking voucher per class. View registration information Weekend Childbirth Preparation Express Class (with Tour) This class includes all topics in the series classes in a single day format for mom and her coach. An optional tour of the Family Maternity Center is offered at the end of the class. Schedule: Weekends, one full day OR two half days September Saturday, September 10 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) October Saturday, October 15 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) November Saturday, November 12 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) December Saturday/Sunday, December 10 & 11 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) Fee: $120 (includes mom and coach). This fee includes a class manual, one free parking voucher and morning snacks. View registration information If these dates are not convenient for you, please consider the Online Childbirth Class.