Childbirth Preparation Course

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.

2020 Classes

5-Week Evening Childbirth Preparation Classes

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

Thursday, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5
Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1
Thursday, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7
Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3
Thursday, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2
Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5
Thursday, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3
Wednesday, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5
Thursday, November 12, 19 (skip 26), December 3, 10, 17

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for class.

3-Week Saturday Childbirth Preparation Intensive Course

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

March 7, 14, 21
April 18, 25, May 2
May 30, June 6, 13
June 20, 27 (skip July 4), July 11
August 8, 15, 22
September 5, 12, 19
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for class.

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, January 15 and 22
Thursday, February 13 and 20
Wednesday, March 11 and 18
Thursday, April 16 and 23
Wednesday, May 13 and 20
Thursday, June 11 and 18
Wednesday, July 15 and 22
Thursday, August 13 and 20
Wednesday, September 9 and 16
Thursday, October 15 and 22
Thursday, November 19 (skip 26) and December 3

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for class.

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.

Fee: $25.00 per couple

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, January 29
Thursday, February 27
Wednesday, March 25
Thursday, April 30
Wednesday, May 27
Thursday, June 25
Wednesday, July 29
Thursday, August 27
Wednesday, September 23
Thursday, October 29
Thursday, December 10

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for class.

Understanding Birth eClass (Online Course)

Fee: $60.00

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.

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 in the eClass, we will email you login instructions.

- Once you log on, you will have 30 days to complete the course.

Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for class.