Childbirth Express - $145.00
WhenSaturday March 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken proactive measures to ensure the safety and security of El Camino Health’s hospital campuses for our employees, patients and their visitors. We will be cancelling all of our maternity classes, groups and tours at our Los Gatos campus until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and will be issuing you a refund if you were scheduled to attend a maternity class in March 2020. If you are expected to deliver soon and are looking for information on any particular maternity topic, we would be more than happy to help you. Please contact our OB Concierge Leslie Vazquez at (650) 691-4897 with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you.
Labor and birth require a lot of physical and mental preparation. This class takes you through the stages of labor, providing you with tips and coping techniques to help you each step of the way. You will practice breathing & relaxation techniques, labor positions, and strategies to promote labor progress & minimize discomfort. Your support team will learn the best ways to help you labor with confidence. You will also learn to make informed decisions about pain medication and medical interventions.
Here is what's covered in this one day class:
- Stages of labor
- Back labor
- Pain medication options
- Medical interventions
- Cesarean delivery
- Postpartum care
Using many styles of childbirth curriculum, the anatomy and physiology of all stages of labor and birth will be discussed. A review of medical interventions such as inductions, augmentation, and cesarean sections (c-sections) are presented. Medications and anesthesia options are also covered.
This class is for expecting parents. This class should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy, finishing approximately 4 weeks before the baby's due date.
Classes are taught by certified childbirth instructors. The presentation includes videos and handouts.
A single registration with completed payment covers two people.
A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 2 weeks prior to the class start date. A refund, less $15.00 processing fee will be given for cancellations made at least 1 week prior to class start date. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 1 week prior to the class start date.
For More Information
Call our Maternal Child Health Education department in Los Gatos: (408) 866-3905
Maternal Child Health Education office hours are:
- Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Important Reminders for Participants
- A walking tour of the maternity unit is not included in the Childbirth Express version of the Childbirth Preparation class.
- Class meets in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Building (PPI-Los Gatos).
- Class begins at 9:00 AM, there will be a 1-hour lunch break and class ends at 5:00 PM.
- Please bring a mat and a pillow for practicing techniques, and a jacket or sweater.
Annual precautions for cold and flu season are in effect at El Camino Health hospitals. To help protect our patients, visitors, and employees, all patients and visitors are screened at hospital entrances. Children under the age of 16 may not visit the hospitals at this time, unless they are receiving care. Learn more about visitor screening procedures at El Camino Health hospitals, as well as information about COVID-19.