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Childbirth Education Class

The Childbirth Preparation class is offered in an "all-day" Saturday format. Attendees are required to wear masks while in the hospital and there is a 15 couple limit and so registration is required prior to the class.

2021 Dates and Times

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 5
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13

Breastfeeding Basics

This class is recommended for new moms and for women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. This class will discuss a variety of topics: common issues about latch-on techniques, avoiding sore nipples, returning to work or school, and expressing and storing breast milk. If you are a new mom, you are encouraged to bring your newborn to the class. Dads/partners are also welcome.

2021 Dates and Times

Is offered every other month on the 2nd Wednesday; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in auditorium A and B at Mercy Medical Center Redding (2175 Rosaline Avenue, Redding)

  • January 20
  • March 10
  • May 19
  • July 14
  • Sept 8
  • Nov 10

Childbirth Preparation

This series helps prepare women and their partners for the labor and birth experience. The class covers topics from pregnancy to birth, Cesarean, and postpartum with an emphasis on options for labor and delivery and coping strategies for pain management. Plan ahead and enroll in a Childbirth Preparation Class during your 4th or 5th month of pregnancy. Classes fill up quickly.

The tour of the Family Birth Center will give you the opportunity to see firsthand our labor and delivery rooms, nursery and postpartum areas, and to ask any questions about obstetric services and programs we offer. 

The Childbirth Preparation class is offered in an "all-day" Saturday format. Plan on a 1-hour lunch/snack time on your own around noon, cafeteria is on-site. 

The session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will immerse both the expectant mother and her partner in an intensive that includes classroom work, skills practice, interaction and a maternity tour experience. 

Note: For the skills practice portion of class, expectant moms are encouraged to bring a pillow and blanket to the all-day Childbirth Preparation class