This evidence-based class is designed to help you and your support person prepare for labor and birth. Using a family-centered approach, the class is taught by a certified childbirth instructor and encourages informed decision-making so your new family can have the most positive start. You'll also learn how to care for yourself following delivery.
- Pregnancy and the labor process
- Choices in childbirth, including pain management and comfort measures
- Relaxation and coping skills
- Breathing exercises and labor rehearsal
- Caesarean birth
This course is offered in one, all-day Sunday session held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Zamoiski Auditorium. The class includes a continental breakfast, lunch and tour of the BirthPlace at Sinai. We encourage parents to take this class in the seventh month of pregnancy. Please bring two pillows to class. Free parking is available in the Belvedere parking garage.
The class will be offered on the following dates in 2016:
- Sunday, January 10
- Sunday, February 7
- Sunday, March 13
- Sunday, April 3
- Sunday, May 15
- Sunday, June 5
- Sunday, July 10
- Sunday, August 14
- Sunday, September 11
- Sunday, October 9
- Sunday, November 13
- Sunday, December 4
Pre-registration is required. Call 410-601-WELL (9355) to confirm dates.