Attend a series of 5 classes that focus on the labor and birth experience. The classes included in the 5 week series are Labor & Birth, Preparing for the Unexpected, Comfort Skills 1, Comfort Skills 2 and Medicated Birth Options. This series is most comparable to Lamaze.
When you register for the series, you are registered for ALL 5 the classes and will receive just ONE email confirmation for the series, not for each of 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 5 classes for the consecutive weeks.
Partners are strongly encouraged to attend all the classes in the series but moms-to-be need a support person to attend BOTH of the Comfort Skills classes with them. For these classes, moms-to-be needs a support person to work with them as both classes are primarily "hands on" practice.
For Comfort Skills 1 (class 3): Please bring 3 pillows per couple and wear comfortable clothing for sitting on the floor.
For Comfort Skills 2 (class 4): 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 again bring 3 pillows and wear comfortable clothing for practicing various labor positions during the Labor Rehearsal.
For more information send an e-mail to the Birth Care Education office or call (319) 369-7166 to leave a voice message.