It's time to prepare for the physical and psychological changes associated with pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. Bring your support person and two pillows for our Prepared Childbirth class. A book with links to Web content is included for you to take home.

The 4-week, 2-week and Fast Track classes all cover the following objectives:

  • Tour the hospital
  • Discomforts of pregnancy
  • Preterm labor and what to do
  • Pain medications for labor and birth
  • Assisted vaginal delivery (episiotomy, vacuum extractor, forceps)
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Postpartum recovery and lifestyle changes
  • Natural labor and coping techniques
  • Signs of labor and the labor process
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Signs of preterm labor

Schedule:

Four-Week Series

  • When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mondays (except holidays)
  • Cost: $85 per couple
  • To register, please call 281-GET-HELP.
  • Register Online

Two-Week Series

  • When: 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays (except holidays)
  • Cost: $85 per couple
  • To register, please call 281-GET-HELP.
  • Register Online

Fast-track, Condensed Class

  • When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays (except holidays)
  • Cost: $85 per couple
  • To register, please call 281-GET-HELP.
  • Register Online

Mini-Childbirth Class

A tour of the maternity units and a brief overview of the labor process and pain medication options.
When: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 4th Saturday of each month
Cost: $35 per couple

Labor Support Skills Workshop

A 3-hour session to learn and practice natural coping measures for labor. Could serve as a supplement to a childbirth class or a refresher for those who have given birth before.
When: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 4th Saturday of each month
Cost: $35
Register Online

Having a C-section? Join us at our Cesarean Class, to tour the hospital and learn about the cesarean birth procedure, anesthesia, and recovery.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., second Tuesday of each month
  • Cost: $35
  • Register Online

Expecting multiples? Join us at our Marvelous Multiples childbirth class.