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  • Monday, August 23, 2021
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Additional Series Dates
    8/30/2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    9/13/2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    9/20/2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    9/27/2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Registration required
  • $60 per couple

This five-session weekly course helps expectant women and their partners prepare for their upcoming labor and birth and the first few weeks after the birth. Due to Covid-19 sessions will be held online. Please note this class does not meet on Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. 

Through discussion, DVD, Power Point and demonstration, expectant parents learn about:

  • Gaining confidence and dealing with concerns about the upcoming labor and birth.
  • How to achieve a positive birthing experience.
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques.
  • How the partner can support the pregnant and birthing mom.
  • The role and benefits of a second labor companion during labor and delivery.
  • Anatomy and physiology of labor and delivery.
  • Comfort measures during labor, and variations in labor.
  • The procedure of Cesarean birth.
  • Medical interventions and procedures during pregnancy, labor and birth.
  • Evaluating options and communicating with your health care provider.
  • Hospital facilities and procedures.
  • Breastfeeding, baby care and bonding.
  • Preparing for returning to work.

If you are wondering when you should begin the class ideally it would be around the seventh month of your pregnancy, but you take it anytime you feel ready. The cost covers each couple for all five classes in the series.

To register call Mary Jackson, maternity coordinator, at 541-768-6908.
After receiving your registration the instructor will email you with additional information about the class, submitting payment and the Google Meet Invite.

These classes are supported by the Center for Women and Families at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.