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 are 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.
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 phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.
Be sure to get all of the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Pregnancy & Maternity updates by liking our Facebook Page.