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Childbirth Preparation Class


The childbirth preparation class, also known as “Labor of Love,” is a four week course that prepares expectant families for birth. Some topics covered include the last stages of pregnancy and the childbirth process, relaxation, breathing, and “coaching” techniques, as well as post-partum, breastfeeding, and newborn care.

A one day abbreviated class for those who are unable to attend the 4 week series is also offered. The one day Saturday class is especially helpful as a refresher for moms who have already given birth.

To Register:

This program requires registration and has a $10.00 fee. You must register in person at Education in the Mercy Outpatient Center and pay a $10.00 fee by card, personal check, cashiers check, or money order (cash and American Express cards are not accepted).

Mercy Outpatient Center
Education Center, 2nd Floor
2740 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

Classes are held at:

Mercy Medical Pavilion
3rd Floor, Classrooms C & D
315 Mercy Ave
Merced, CA 95340

2017 Class Dates and Times: 

March 1, 8, 15, & 22 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
March 11 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

April 5, 12, 19, & 26 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
April 8 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May 3, 10, 17, & 24 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
May 13 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

June 7, 14, 21, & 28 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
June 10 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 5, 12, 19, & 26 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
July 8 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 2, 9, 16, & 23 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
August 12 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

September 6, 13, 20, & 27 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
September 9 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

October 4, 11, 18, & 25 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
October 14 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

November 7, 14, 21, & 28 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
November 11 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

December 6, 13, 20, & 27 (4 week course) 6 - 9 p.m.
December 9 (Abbreviated one day course) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more detailed information about the Childbirth Preparation Class or to request a Spanish class, call 209.564.4310.