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To prepare you and your family for the newest member of your family, Mercy Medical Center Redding offers several classes at the hospital.
All classes will be held in auditorium A and B.
While these classes are free, we do ask that you register for any of the below classes, or register online by clicking here.
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.
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.
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)
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