The Understanding Birth: Multiples class is a consecutive three - week course that meets two hours each session. If you’re expecting more than one baby we encourage you to attend this class. When registering please only register for Class One, the next three class rosters will be completed from Class One registration, being held on the same weekday, time and location.
This class covers essential information specific to multiple pregnancy, such as labor, delivery and cesarean birth. During class in week tow you will be given a tour of the Iowa Methodist Maternity Center and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
There is a minimum of two registrations per class, if there are not two registered class will be cancelled. If this happens, you will be notified one week before class to reschedule.
Understanding Birth: Multiples does not cover Newborn Care, Breastfeeding or Comfort Techniques.
Please see separate schedules to register for those.
Classes are held at Iowa Methodist.
- Classes at Iowa Methodist are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC) - located on the ground level of the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage. The Iowa Methodist Parking Garage is located on the west side of the Iowa Methodist Campus, on the corner of Pleasant St. and 14th Place. We recommend parking in the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage and taking the South parking garage elevators to the Ground Level. After exiting the elevator, you will be in the ERC. View Maps & Directions: Iowa Methodist Campus and Education & Research Center (ERC)
Please note: The entrance from Woodland Avenue will be locked.
- For cancelations due to inclement weather, please tune into your local TV or Radio stations. Cancelations will also be posted on our website at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines - You will also receive notification if your class is cancelled by phone/ email
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