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  • Monday, November 9, 2020
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Additional Series Dates
    11/16/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    11/23/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    11/30/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    12/7/2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Registration required
  • $85 per couple

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