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Understanding Birth: Two-Week Series

Understanding Birth: Series is a consecutive two-week course that meets two hours each session. When registering, please only register for class one. 

Understanding Birth: Series 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 of the following week, at the same time and location as class one. This series will be held from 6-8 pm on Tuesdays, April 9 & April 16.


Session One covers essential information on pre-labor, stages of labor and vaginal delivery. You will also 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 does not cover Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Comfort Techniques or Maternity Tours.


Click on the Register button below to register for this class. One ticket is for two people, so if you and your partner are planning to attend together, you can register as one ticket. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763 or email brittney.haskins@unitypoint.org


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 a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class. For news, updates and tips, follow Blank Children's Hospital on our Facebook page.


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.

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