ONE-DAY CLASS
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Conference Center

THREE-DAY SERIES
Day: 
Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Class I & III) & 6:15 - 9:00 pm (Class II)
Location: Conference Center

Cost: $150 per couple ($250 Value Package available for Childbirth and Infant Care Series)

Registration:
RSVP by calling 1-888-996-9644

The childbirth preparation classes prepare the expectant couple for the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy and delivery. These classes include the role of the labor support person, anatomy, physiology, and an overview of labor. Breathing and relaxation techniques are taught, as well as comfort measures and pain control options.

Variations in labor and delivery, including preterm labor, back labor, induction, and cesarean deliveries, are discussed. Our classes are taught by experienced childbirth instructors. The classes will prepare the mother and her support person for the challenges and joys of childbirth. A tour of the Family Birth Center is also included in this course.

We recommend that you register for classes mid-term in your pregnancy due to limited class space. Registration is required. 

Course Description

The One-Day Saturday and Three-Part Wednesday evening classes contain the same information. Please bring a water bottle with you to class and wear comfortable clothing for moderate physical activity (yoga apparel works great). For the Saturday class there will be a 45-minute break for lunch. You are welcome to bring your lunch or visit our Greenbrae Grill. Full class details are listed below.

Class I Overview

  • Overview of the Labor Experience
  • Benefits of Childbirth Classes
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology (Terms heard during labor)
  • Overview of Labor
  • Back Labor
  • When to Come to the Hospital
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Hospital Pre-Registration

Class II Overview

  • Tour: Meet in the Main Lobby
  • Labor Support
  • Role of Labor Support Person
  • Labor Support Practice
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Comfort Measures
  • Labor Positions Out of Bed

Class III Overview  

  • What to do if the Plan Changes
  • Pain Control Options
  • Variations in Labor & Delivery
  • Induction
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Pain Medicine
  • Epidural
  • Cesarean Section
  • Immediate Postpartum Care
  • Birth Video

2017 One-Day Childbirth Series Schedule

Dates
Jan 7 Mar 11 May 6 Jul 8 Sep 9 Nov 4
Jan 21 Mar 25 May 20 Jul 22 Sep 23 Nov 18
Feb 11 Apr 8 Jun 3 Aug 5 Oct 7 Dec 2
Feb 25 Apr 22 Jun 17 Aug 19 Oct 21 Dec 16

2017 Three-Day Childbirth Series Schedule

Dates
Class I Jan 4 Feb 22 Apr 12 May 31 Jul 19 Sep 6 Oct 25
Class II Jan 11 Mar 1 Apr 19 Jun 7 Jul 26 Sep 13 Nov 1
Class III Jan 18 Mar 8 Apr 26 Jun 14 Aug 2 Sep 20 Nov 8

2018 One-Day Childbirth Series Schedule

Dates
Jan 6 Mar 10 May 5 Jul 7 Sep 8 Nov 3
Jan 20 Mar 24 May 19 Jul 21 Sep 22 Nov 17
Feb 10 Apr 7 Jun 9 Aug 4 Oct 6 Dec 1
Feb 24 Apr 21 Jun 23 Aug 18 Oct 20 Dec 15

2018 Three-Day Childbirth Series Schedule

Dates
Class I Jan 3 Feb 21 Apr 11 May 30 Jul 25 Sep 12 Oct 31
Class II Jan 10 Feb 28 Apr 18 Jun 6 Aug 1 Sep 19 Nov 7
Class III Jan 17 Mar 7 Apr 25 Jun 13 Aug 8 Sep 26 Nov 14