Preparing for Delivery

In the first half of the class, we will cover basic information so you can recognize when labor starts, know when to come to the hospital, know what to expect when you arrive at the hospital, and be aware of indications for a cesarean birth.

In the second part, we will discuss options available for dealing with the pain of labor and birth such as comfort measures, analgesics and anesthetics, and the importance of your support persons.

We feature videos of vaginal and cesarean births, and epidural administration.

The fee is per couple.

Related Class Alternative: Our online on-your-own childbirth class, Understanding Birth e-Class



Class Reviews:

  • "The presenter did a great job easing anxiety and fear going in to my first delivery."
  • “The instructor was personable, open to questions, enthusiastic, and clearly passionate about helping women (and men) feel comfortable with their first birthing experience. Thanks for a great, extremely worth-while class. ”
  • “Great class with just enough information for my husband and I to absorb.”
  • “Very informative; unbiased; covered all aspects in an easy to comprehend manner.”
  • “...answered most of my big questions before I even asked them.”
  • “I was hesitant to take this class, but I'm so glad I did. It was very informative and I am glad I got to see the delivery videos. ”

Special Instructions:

If this class is held during your dinner hour, we encourage you to either eat before you come to class or to bring snack food with you to eat during class.                                                             

Registration Instructions: Select Add to Cart. Please register under the mom's name as the Attendee Name. The spouse or partner should register as the guest as the Guest Name. Then select Continue. Next select Checkout to proceed with your registration.

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