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Childbirth Preparation Class


The childbirth preparation class is a four week course that prepares expectant families for birth. Some topics covered include:

• Last stages of pregnancy and the childbirth process
• Relaxation, breathing, and “coaching” techniques
• Post-partum, breastfeeding, and newborn care

We offer a one day abbreviated class for those who are unable to attend the 4 week series.

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


2019 Four Week Class Dates and Times: 
All classes are held from 6 - 9 pm

  • Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 
  • Nov. 4, 13, 18, 25
  • Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27

2019 One Day Abbreviated Class 
All classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 5 
  • Nov. 2 
  • Dec. 14

2020 Four Week Class Dates and Times: 
All classes are held from 6 - 9 pm

  • Jan. 8, 15, 22, & 29 
  • Feb. 5, 12, 19, & 26 
  • Mar. 4, 11, 18, & 25 
  • Apr. 1, 8, 15, & 22 
  • May 6, 13, 20, & 27 
  • Jun. 3, 10, 17, & 24 
  • Jul. 1, 8, 15, & 22 
  • Aug. 5, 12, 19, & 26 
  • Sep. 2, 9, 16, & 23
  • Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28 
  • Nov. 2, 9, 16, & 23 
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21, & 28


2020 One Day Abbreviated Class 
All classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Jan. 4 
  • Feb. 5 
  • Mar. 7
  • Apr. 4 
  • May 16 
  • Jun. 6 
  • Jul. 11 
  • Aug. 1 
  • Sep. 5 
  • Oct. 3 
  • Nov. 7 
  • Dec. 12

For more detailed information about the breastfeeding class or to request a Spanish class, call Mercy Health Education at 209.564.4384.