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Childbirth Preparation Course


Childbirth Preparation

This class will help to prepare the expectant mother and her support person with knowledge for a positive birth experience. It will help you to understand pregnancy anatomy, preterm labor, and warning signs. You will learn techniques for relaxation, comfort measures, and the different options for your delivery. We will also help you understand the medical procedures that can happen during labor, the different stages of labor, stage interventions, and the complete birthing process. Parents will be taught newborn care information and the very latest in infant health and safety. Learn about cues, crying and comfort, eating, diapering and cleaning, sleeping, newborn appearance, breastfeeding holds, and hunger cues.

Pre-registration (with payment) is required prior to attending classes. Classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment does not meet minimum requirements.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be provided if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirement. If you cancel your enrollment, you may request a refund based on the number of classes you attended, minus a $25.00 processing fee.

5-Week Evening Childbirth Preparation Classes

Fee: $85.00 per couple
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8
Thursday: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesday: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9
Thursday: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1
Tuesday: November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4
Thursday: November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to make an appointment.


3-Week Saturday Childbirth Preparation Intensive Course

Fee: $85.00 per couple
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

July 21, 28, August 4
September 1, 8, 15
October 13, 20, 27
December 1, 8, 15

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to make an appointment.

 

Childbirth Refresher Course

This class is offered as a review for parents who have attended childbirth preparation classes during a previous pregnancy. This course will review the labor and delivery process, which includes breathing, pushing, and relaxation techniques.

Weeknights, 2-week evening session
Fee: $45.00 per couple
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday: July 18, 25
Thursday: August 9, 16
Tuesday: September 18, 25
Thursday: October 11, 18
Tuesday: November 13, 20
Thursday: December 6, 13

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to make an appointment.

 

Cesarean Birth Preparation

This class is designed to support the needs of families getting ready to experience a cesarean section. The class covers information regarding anesthesia and the surgical procedure for a planned cesarean birth.

Weeknights
Fee: $25.00 per couple
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday: August 1
Thursday: August 23
Tuesday: October 2
Thursday: October 25
Tuesday: November 27
Thursday: December 20

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to make an appointment.

 

Understanding Birth eClass (Online Course)

Can’t come to a childbirth class? We’ll bring it to you! Consider the Understanding Birth eClass your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan! You can access the eClass from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 4-6 hours to complete.

Fee: $60.00

eClass chapters:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Birth Stories
  • Comfort Techniques
  • Medical Procedures
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Newborns
  • Postpartum

What’s included?

  • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
  • Quizzes, interactive exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
  • Essential tools, including a birth plan checklist and contraction timer
  • Audio library with soothing sounds, lullabies, and relaxation exercises
  • PDF library, glossary, and web links
  • Class completion certificate

How it works:

  • Once you purchase your seat to the eClass, we will email you login instructions.
  • Once you log on, you will have 30 days to complete the course.

Please call 805.988.2784 to sign up.