Understanding Childbirth: Express

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Understanding Childbirth: Express

Date & Time Location Registration
7/11/2020 - 9:00 AM Canceled - Register for Online Class Opportunities Registration Closed
8/1/2020 - 9:00 AM Canceled - Please Register for other learning opportunities
8/29/2020 - 9:00 AM Canceled - Please Register for other learning opportunities
9/26/2020 - 9:00 AM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom3 in Education and Research Center
10/3/2020 - 9:00 AM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in Education and Research Center
10/10/2020 - 9:00 AM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2
11/14/2020 - 9:00 AM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in Education and Research Center
12/5/2020 - 9:00 AM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in Education and Research Center
12/12/2020 - 9:00 AM Methodist West Hospital - Confernce Room 1/2

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Notice: Childbirth Education Classes are Canceled at this time

To keep you and your loved ones safe during the global outbreak of COVID-19, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is restricting visitors at our facilities. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the situation for future classes and feel free to register for classes with open registration. If your class is canceled we will try to provide you with other online class opportunities. Please check back here and follow the Blank Children’s Facebook page for updates and information. 

The Understanding Birth: Express class is a four-hour session, held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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, vaginal 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 delivery. Topics similar to those covered in the Understanding Childbirth: Series are condensed for those participants who are unable to attend the two-week Series course. 

Understanding Childbirth: Express does not cover Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Comfort Techniques or Maternity Tours. Please see the class schedules to register for those classes.

Understanding Birth: Express Class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Methodist West Hospital. 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 & Research Center. Please note: the Woodland Avenue doors will be locked.  View this video for parking and finding the ERC.
  • 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 the Conference Rooms at Methodist West Hospital. 

Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a class, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. 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 phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.

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