Childbirth Express - $145.00
WhenSaturday October 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.