The Understanding Birth: Series is a consecutive two-week course that meets two hours each session. When registering, please only register for class one. The second class will be held the same weekday of the following week, at the same time and location as class one.
Session One covers essential information on pre-labor, stages of labor and vaginal delivery. During Session One, you will watch a birth story showing the progression of labor and delivery. In Session Two, you will discuss medical procedures, medical pain relief options available to you and cesarean birth.
Understanding Childbirth: Series does not cover Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Comfort Techniques or Maternity Tours. Please see the class schedules to register for those classes.
Understanding Birth: Series class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Methodist West Hospital. Please take note of which location you have registered for.
Registration must be completed online. Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6728.
Class may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstance. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and/or a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.
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