Attend a series of 4 or 5 classes that focus on the labor and birth experience. The classes included in the series are Labor & Birth, Preparing for the Unexpected, Comfort Skills for Birth, Medicated Birth Options and Labor Rehearsal. This series is most comparable to Lamaze.
When you register for the series, you are registered for ALL five classes and will receive just 1 email confirmation for the series, not for the individual classes.
All the classes are held from 6:30-8:30 pm on the same weekday night of each week for 5 consecutive weeks -- for example, every Tuesday night for 5 weeks in a row. You must be able to take the classes for the 5 consecutive weeks.
Partners are strongly encouraged to attend all 5 classes but moms-to-be need a support person to attend BOTH Comfort Skills & Labor Rehearsal classes with them. For these 2 classes, moms-to-be needs a support person to work with them as both classes are primarily "hands on" practice.
Please note: When you register for the series, that ONE registration registers you for all 5 classes in the 5 week series.
For the Labor Rehearsal class: Bring a bag of items you plan to use during labor (massage tools, Chap Stick, tennis balls, foam noodle, your focusing object, washcloth, etc.). Please bring 2 to 3 pillows per couple and wear comfortable clothing for sitting on the floor.
For more information send an e-mail to the Birth Care Education office or call (319) 369-7166 to leave a voice message.