Childbirth Education 2017- Weeknight Option
Mercy's Childbirth Education Classes provide preparation for informed childbirth with a focus on techniques for relaxation, visualization and comfort/coping measures. The classes provide a forum for your questions and help to bring your partner into the birthing experience, providing practice with coaching and being your advocate. The series of classes cover:
- Cultural influences on birth
- Communication and decision making skills
- Nutrition and exercise
- Prenatal care
- Physiology of birth
- Hospital procedures and birth choices
- Warning signs of pre-term labor
- Medication and pain relief options
- Breathing and coping techniques
- Complications and unexpected outcomes
- Postpartum and basic newborn care
Also included is an opportunity for a tour of the Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby facilities at Mercy Medical Center.
Cost: $115.00 per couple (plus $7.32 registration fee). Class Description: 4-week class, Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. The series starts on the first Tuesday of the month (July and December will only be 3 week classes from 6:30-9:30pm). Snacks are provided. You will be notified by email about a week before class begins regarding the class location, what to bring, where to park, etc..
*Most insurance companies will provide reimbursement for the classes and some provide prepayment. Please call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card prior to registering for more information.
*Mercy employees will receive a 20% discount for classes. Please do not use Eventbright to register as you will be charged the full amount. Please call the Childbirth Education office to register.
* When registering, please keep in mind that Childbirth Education Classes are meant to be taken during the third trimester of pregnancy.
*Classes have a minimum and maximum attendance requirement. If the minimum attendance is not reached, the class may not take place. If the maximum number of registrants has been reached for the class you want to take, please email the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org. There may still be room in the class.
*Inclement weather policy: classes may be canceled if there is inclement weather. You will be contacted by email if class is canceled or rescheduled. You may also check our website:
For questions or more information, contact our Childbirth Education Coordinator:
Pamela Westbrook, BSN, RNC-OB: 410-332-9604 or email@example.com