Preparing for Childbirth Class for Expectant Parents

Date

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Time

Varies by class

Cost

129.00

616.391.5000 option 1

Our most popular class! The complete learning experience for first-time parents. Schedule near the end of your first trimester for best selection. Our main focus is on preparing you and your support person for labor and delivery, including:

  • Is it really labor? What is it like? What to do when it’s time
  • Exercises, labor positions, breathing patterns
  • Relaxation tips and techniques
  • Pain relief options and comfort measures
  • Basic cesarean birth introduction
  • Newborn care and feeding basics to get you started

Class options to fit your schedule:

  • 4-week series, 1 class per week, 2.5 hours each class, class fee is billed to insurance
  • 2-week 4 Day series, 2 classes per week, 2.5 hours each class, class fee is billed to insurance
  • Weekend series Friday, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30, class fee is billed to insurance
  • eClass for Preparing for Childbirth *Note: This class has a fee of $129 that is NOT billed to insurance unlike the in-person childbirth classes. 
  • Please call 616.391.5000 option 1, for information about classes in Spanish or other non-English languages.

View our Expecting A Baby? booklet to find out about more pregnancy and childbirth classes available at Spectrum Health.

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