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 A & C) & 6:15 - 9:00 pm (Class B)
Location: Conference Center

Cost (2018): $150 per couple ($250 Value Package available for Childbirth and Infant Care Series)

Cost (2019): $180 per couple ($280 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 A Overview

  • Hospital Pre-Registration
  • Benefits of Childbirth Classes
  • Overview of Labor Experience
  • Birth Preferences Plan
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology (terms heard during labor)
  • Stages of Labor
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • When to Come to the Hospital
  • What to Bring to the Hospital

Class B Overview

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

Class C Overview  

  • Variations in Labor and Delivery
  • Pain Control Options
  • Induction
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Operative Vaginal Delivery
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Immediate Postpartum Care
  • Birth Video

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

2019 One-Day Childbirth Series Schedule

Dates
Jan. 12 Mar. 9 May 4 Jul. 13 Sep. 7 Nov. 2
Jan. 26 Mar. 23 May 18 Jul. 27 Sep. 21 Nov. 16
Feb. 9 Apr. 6 Jun. 1 Aug. 10 Oct. 5 Dec. 7
Feb. 23 Apr. 27 Jun. 22 Aug. 24 Oct. 19 Dec. 14

2019 Three-Day Childbirth Series Schedule

Dates
Class A Jan. 9 Feb. 27 Apr. 17 Jun. 5 Jul. 24 Sep. 11 Oct. 30
Class B Jan. 16 Mar. 6 Apr. 24 Jun. 12 Jul. 31 Sep. 18 Nov. 6
Class C Jan. 23 Mar. 13 May 1 Jun. 19 Aug. 7 Sep. 25 Nov. 13