The Childbirth Block Class is designed so you can take both Labor & Birth and a "condensed" Comfort Skills classes together on one Saturday rather than as two separate evening classes. Because class size is limited, make sure to register early.
Labor & Birth is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and Comfort Skills is from 12 pm to 2:00 pm. You must attend both of these sessions. Each mom-to-be needs a support person to attend the Comfort Skills afternoon class with her.
Also, please bring 2 bedroom size pillows to class with you for Comfort Skills to use when practicing various labor positions and for relaxation.
There is a 1 hour lunch break "on your own" between the 2 classes from 11 am- 12 pm. There are a variety of restaurants close to the hospital and we also have a full cafeteria in the main hospital building. There are also vending machines in the hall outside of the classrooms.
For more information send an e-mail to the Birth Care Education office or call (319) 369-7166 to leave a voice message.