In-Person Childbirth Classes

Understanding Birth

(includes Maternity Center Tour)
This 2-session program prepares pregnant moms, dads and labor support person for the baby’s birth and includes a tour of the Maternity Center. Topics include: anatomy and physiology of labor; methods to decrease labor discomfort; effective breathing and relaxation techniques that enhance delivery; and possible medical interventions of labor  (induction, epidural, cesarean birth).

Baby Basics & Better Breastfeeding

This class, which features one of our local pediatricians, will teach you everything you need to know to care for and nurse your new arrival. Topics include: normal newborn care; car seat safety; general safety precautions; SIDS/shaken baby syndrome; how to calm a fussy baby; advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding; and basic breastfeeding techniques. Breastfeeding is very important for both you and your baby – we’ll give you all the tools you need to be successful.

One-day Perpared Childbirth Class

This comprehensive, 1-day version of both classes(Understanding Birth and Baby Basics & Better Breastfeeding)is perfect for busy expectant parents. This program will prepare you for baby’s birth and teach you everything you need to know to care for and nurse your newborn.

Register for In-Person Childbirth Classes