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.
Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation Series
These 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 week sessions. 4 week sessions, 6:30 - 8:30 pm and 3 week sessions, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Fee: $110.00 (includes mom and coach). This fee includes a class manual and one free parking voucher per class.
Weekend Childbirth Preparation Express Class
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 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $130 (includes mom and coach). This fee includes a class manual, one free parking voucher and morning snacks.