The Understanding Birth: Series class 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 the following week, at the same time and location as class one.
Session one covers essential information on pre-labor, stages of labor and 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 Birth: Series does not cover Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Comfort Techniques or Maternity Tours. Please see separate schedules to register for those.
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 button 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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