Come Join Us for Childbirth Education Classes
Why take childbirth classes?
A childbirth class is a great way to prepare for labor and birth. The typical class consists of lectures, discussion, videos and exercises taught by the staff of the Maternity and Women’s Health department at WCCHS.
The overall goal is to prepare you for childbirth, help you make informed decisions, minimize your fears, and learn techniques to help you relax and cope with labor.
You will receive a tour of the newly renovated Obstetrics unit during one of the classes. This will allow you the opportunity to meet some of the nurses that may be taking care of you while you are in labor, and will also allow you to find your way to the unit when you go into labor. Be sure to ask questions.
When do I take a childbirth class?
It is usually recommended you attend class in your 3rd trimester, with classes finishing about a month before your due date. You will be scheduled to begin your class sessions when you are between 32 and 34 weeks gestation.
How much will it cost?
There is a one-time fee of $65 to attend childbirth classes and can be paid by check or cash at or before your first class. Checks should be made payable to WCCHS CBEC. Credit card payments can be accepted through our cashier’s office.
What should I bring to class?
Bring a pillow or small blanket. We will practice positions, breathing and relaxation techniques.
How often are classes offered and what time are they offered?
Classes will be given in four week sessions for two hours, each Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm. Each class will build on the knowledge from the previous class. Early registration is strongly encouraged for best class selection.
How do I sign up for classes?
Contact Juleen Parry at (585) 281-5501.