Our Birth and Beyond (Classroom Only) classes are 3 weeks in length. We have classes scheduled throughout the year. Our instructors recommend beginning class anytime after 24 weeks.
--NOTE: There must be a minimum of 4 families enrolled in the class.--
Please bring a pillow to your class.
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
*Understand discomforts, warning signs, and hazards to avoid during the third trimester
*Understand the stages of labor
*Use breathing patterns, relaxation techniques, and labor positions for comfort
*Be aware of medical procedures and types of medical pain relief
*Be prepared for and know the indications of a cesarean birth
*Identify newborn procedures and common newborn characteristics
*Understand physical postpartum changes and emotions
Pre-Register for your Admission
We encourage you to pre-register online to help speed up the admissions process when you go into labor.
When you believe you are in labor, we ask that you call the OB department at 641-628-6613 and speak to a nurse.