Childbirth Preparation Blended Option
Lutheran Medical Center
Wheat Ridge, CO
Due to rising concerns related to COVID-19, Childbirth Preparation classes at Lutheran Medical Center have been cancelled through May 31st, 2020. Classes will resume in June 2020. Class sizes will be limited. If you are not able to register for an in-person class, please consider registering for this online class:Understanding Birth
Are you looking for a childbirth preparation class that gives you the flexibility of online learning, and the support of in-person connections? This class is for you! Part One of the class is completed in the comfort of your home using InJoy’s Understanding Birth Web App. You’ll learn all about what to expect during pregnancy and labor, newborns and postpartum through videos, animations, and by following four families who share their birth stories. The app provides you with tools to complete your own birth plan and write down notes and questions to take with you to Part Two of this class: Classroom Practice. During Part Two a certified childbirth educator will help you apply what you learned as you practice comfort techniques and discuss questions with other expectant women and their partners.
Part One: Understanding Birth Web App (2-3 hours at home)
**IMPORTANT: Completion of Part One is required prior to attending Part Two. Be aware that our childbirth instructors will refer to the information in this section throughout class. It is each attendee’s responsibility to come to the Classroom Practice portion of this class having viewed the web app. Please be respectful of other class attendees’ time by coming prepared. Refer to our cancellation/reschedule policy below as we may be unable to accommodate late class transfers.
Part Two: Classroom Practice (3 hours in class)
Practice and apply what you have learned in the web app with other expecting women and their partners. A certified childbirth educator will guide you through comfort techniques, answer your questions, and discuss your concerns. Class covers:
Practicing comfort techniques (breathing, relaxation, massage and touch, positioning, visualization, aromatherapy, and water therapy).
At this time, class does NOT include a tour of The Baby Place at Lutheran.
Registration Information: You will receive access to the InJoy Understanding Birth Web App within 1 business day of your registration via email. If you do not receive this information, first check your spam folder, then please contact our office at 303-425-2229 or email@example.com if you do not receive this information.
Part One of the class is completed at home as you view InJoy’s Understanding Birth Web App. You will learn all about pregnancy, labor, comfort techniques, medical procedures, Cesarean Birth, newborns and postpartum through video clips, animations and more. The app features videos of four birth stories, tools to complete your own birth plan and space to write down notes and questions for your certified childbirth educator during Part Two- Classroom Practice.