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. Please
check back here and follow the Blank Children’s
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The Understanding Childbirth Series: Multiples class is a three hour session that meets for two weeks and is designed for anyone expecting more than one baby. This class covers essential information specific to multiple pregnancy and delivery, including types of twins, what you can expect during and after delivery, both vaginal and cesarean birth information, and what happens in the days after delivery. During class, you will be given a tour of Iowa Methodist Maternity Center and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This class does not cover Newborn Care, Breastfeeding or Comfort Techniques. Please see the class schedules to register for those classes. We highly suggest taking the Understanding Birth Series or Express Class before taking this class.
There is a minimum of two registrants per class. If there are not two families registered, class will be canceled. If this happens, you will be notified one week before class to reschedule.
Classes are held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education and Research Center (ERC). View Maps and Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education and Research Center. Please note the Woodland Ave doors will be locked you must enter through the parking ramp. View this video for parking and how to get to the Education and Research Center.
Registration must be completed online. Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. If you have already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.
Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. 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.