Prepared Childbirth Class for First Time Parents
For first time parents, this class covers all aspects of childbirth. Participants will learn about labor signs, pain management, inductions, labor interventions, what happens during delivery, and caring for yourself after delivery. This class briefly covers relaxation and breathing techniques, but is not intended for those learning Lamaze. We recommend you also take a Lamaze class if you are choosing a non-medicated birth. Since this class covers only childbirth, we suggest taking a Breastfeeding class as well as Basics of Baby Care.
Weekday classes are taught in a series of three classes, in three consecutive weeks. Series start on the first Tuesday of the month. Please note that the last class day meets 30 min early to include the hospital tour. The weekend series will include all the same information as the weekday class, but is taught over the course of one day. The weekend class includes a hospital tour as well, but will spend less time on breathing/relaxation techniques due to the time constraints.