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May
  • Monday, May 11, 2020
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Additional Series Dates
    5/18/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    6/1/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    6/8/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    6/15/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Registration required
  • $40 per couple
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The May 11 and June 29 class series will be available online. After they have registered participants will be emailed instructions on where and how to log into the class, as well as payment instructions.

This weekly five-session course helps expectant women and their partners prepare for upcoming labor and birth, as well as the first few weeks after birth.

*The January 20, January 21, and June 2 classes are 4-week sessions with a half hour extra per weekly session to make up for the fifth session.*

Through discussion, DVD, PowerPoint and demonstration, expectant parents will learn:

  • How to gain confidence and deal with concerns about the upcoming labor and birth
  • How to achieve a good 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
  • Some floor exercises to learn to strengthen your body in preparation for child birth
  • Comfort measures during labor and variations in labor
  • The procedure of Cesarean birth
  • Benefits and risks of medication and medical interventions during labor and childbirth
  • Evaluating options and communicating with your health care provider
  • Hospital facilities and procedures
  • Breastfeeding, care and bonding
  • Preparing for returning to work