Childbirth Preparation Blended Option
Lutheran Medical Center
Wheat Ridge, CO
Due to class size limitations, we understand that classes will fill quickly. If you are unable 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 eClass. Our Understanding Birth eClass is a unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth. In this class, you will learn all about the birth process and medical procedures through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You will also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories.The eClass provides you with the opportunity to write down notes and questions at your leisure 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 eClass
- Birth Stories
- Comfort Techniques
- Medical Procedures
- Cesarean Birth
**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 completed your eClass learning. 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 eClass 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).
Tours of The Baby Place at Lutheran have been temporarily suspended in an effort to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19 in patient care areas. If you'd like to view a virtual tour, please click here.
Registration Information:Once your registration is complete, expect to receive an email from InJoy with your eClass login information within one business day. If you do not receive this information, please contact our office by calling 303-425-2229 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You will have access to the class for 270 days once you've logged in.
Please note that our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
For questions related to your class, please reach out to Karen.Rhoades@sclhealth.org.
The health and well-being of our families is our top priority. We are taking the following precautions to help protect you and our instructors in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic:
- Classes are limited to 5 couples.
- Face masks will be required of all participants and instructors. Please plan to bring your own face mask.
- All visitors are screened for illness and fever at the main entrance, and given a wristband (color changes daily).
- Our classrooms are sanitized regularly.
- Tables and chairs are spaced appropriately to allow for social distancing.
- All equipment used in our classes is sanitized after each use.