If you are unable to register for an in-person class, please consider registering for this online class: Understanding Birth
Wondering how well you will manage labor? Confidence begins here! Our childbirth preparation courses will provide you with accurate information as you prepare for labor and birth. Let our certified childbirth instructors teach you about the labor process, coping and breathing techniques, and the latest about epidurals, medications and interventions. You will also learn about strategies for partners, Cesarean birth and hospital procedures. Learn how to manage the pain of labor and become empowered with knowledge and skills for birth. Your class will also include a tour of The Baby Place at Lutheran. Choose from a two- or three-week series....
When to take this class: Complete by three weeks before your due date.
Class is limited to 10 couples. Face masks are optional as of March 15, 2023.
"My childbirth instructor was very kind, fun and knowledgeable. She helped me learn about all my options, gave me the tools I needed and placed my fears at ease. My husband and I are much more relaxed and confident about what to expect during labor and birth." -Jenn, expectant mother
Class registration fee includes your support person. A tour of The Baby Place at Lutheran is also included as part of your class.
This class will be limited to 10 couples. Face masks are optional as of 03/15/2023.
At SCL Health, our top priority is ensuring we continue to create a safe environment of care for our patients, visitors, physicians, caregivers and employees. All of our hospitals have put extra precautions in place to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our patients and visitors. View this information here:
Please wear comfortable clothes to class (dresses/skirts are discouraged). If you have them, please bring a yoga mat and long scarf that doesn't stretch (for rebozo practice). During weekend classes, we will take a 30-minute lunch break. The La Piazza Cafe is open for your convenience or, if you prefer, you may bring your lunch.
We understand that circumstances may arise that require you to cancel. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before class, your registration will be refunded, less a $10 service charge. Refunds may not be given after this time. Transfers are available up to five business days before class.
In case of inclement weather, please call the main hospital phone number at 303-425-4500 one hour before class start time for cancellation information.
If you have any questions, please call Women & Family Services at 303-425-2229.