The Understanding Birth: Express class is a four hour session, held on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Due to the length of this class we encourage participants to bring a snack and/ or drink.
This class will cover essential information on pre-labor, stages of labor, delivery, medical procedures, medical pain relief options available to you and cesarean birth. You will also be watching a birth story showing the progression of labor and deliver. Topics are similar to those covered in the Understanding Birth: Series class, but condensed for those participants who are unable to attend the two week Series course.
Understanding Birth: Express does not cover Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Comfort Techniques or Maternity Tours. Please see class schedules to register for those separately. Please see separate schedules to register for those.
The Childbirth Express class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Methodist West Hospital. Please take note of location when registering.
Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education and research Center. View maps and directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education & Research Center. Please note: Woodland doors will be locked.
Classes at Methodist West are held in the Conference Center. View maps and directions to Methodist West.
Click on the Register Now buttons above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online, if you’ve already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515.241.6763
Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If this should happen you will be notified by email or phone one week in advance and given the opportunity to register for the next available classes.
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