2020 Understanding Childbirth: Series

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2020 Understanding Childbirth: Series

Date & Time Location Registration
1/15/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2 (First Class: 1/15 Second Class: 1/22) Registration Full
1/21/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 1/21 Second Class: 1/28)
1/27/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 1/27 Second Class: 2/3)
2/5/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 3/4 (First Class: 2/5 Second Class 2/12) Registration Full
3/2/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 4 in Education and Research Center (First Class: 3/2 Second Class: 3/9)
3/4/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2 (First Class: 3/4 Second Class: 3/11) Registration Full
3/18/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 4 in Education and Research Center (First Class: 3/18 Second Class: 3/25)
4/6/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 4/6 Second Class: 4/13)
4/8/2020 - 5:30 PM Unity Point Ankeny Medical Park - 3625 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA (First Class: 4/8 Second Class: 4/15)
5/4/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 5/4 Second Class; 5/11)
5/20/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2 (First Class: 5/20 Second: 5/27)
6/9/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 6/9 Second Class: 6/16)
6/22/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 6/22 Second Class: 6/29)
6/24/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2 (First Class: 6/24 Second Class: 7/1)
7/9/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 7/9 Second Class: 7/16)
7/20/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2 (First Class: 7/20 Second Class: 7/27)
7/28/2020 - 5:30 PM UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park - 3625 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA (First Class: 7/28 Second Class: 8/4)
8/11/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in Education and Research Center (First Class: 8/11 Second Class: 8/18)
8/24/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2 (First Class: 8/24 Second Class: 8/31)
9/1/2020 - 5:30 PM UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park - 3625 N Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA (First Class: 9/1 Second Class: 9/8)
9/8/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 9/8 Second Class: 9/15)
9/17/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 9/17 Second Class: 9/24)
10/5/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodsit West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2 (First Class: 10/5 Second Class: 10/12)
10/6/2020 - 6:00 PM UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park - 3625 N Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA (First Class: 10/6 Second Class: 10/13)
10/20/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 4 in the Education and the Research Center (First Class: 10/20 Second Class: 10/27)
11/5/2020 - 5:30 PM UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park - 3625 N Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA (First Class: 11/5 Second Class: 11/12)
11/25/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 11/25 Second Class: 12/2)
12/14/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center (First Class: 12/14 Second Class: 12/21)

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Information

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,  Methodist West Hospital and UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park. Please take note of which location you have registered for. 

  • Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC). View Maps & Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education and Research Center (ERC)Please note: the Woodland Ave. doors will be locked.  View this video for parking and how to get to the Education and Research Center.
  • Classes at Methodist West Hospital are held in the Conference Center. View Maps & Directions to Methodist West Hospital. View this video for parking and finding Conference Rooms at Methodist West Hospital.
  • Classes at UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park are located at 3625 North Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, IA.

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 515-241-6763.

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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