Childbirth Education Classes - Portland
To help you better understand what to expect during labor, delivery and postpartum, Women’s Healthcare Associates offers a 2½-hour childbirth education class taught by our registered nurse educator in conjunction with a childbirth doula from the community.
The session includes information on the anatomy and physiology of labor and delivery. You and your birth partner will learn a variety of labor coping skills and comfort measures. Breathing and relaxation techniques are discussed, as well as your options for medication and epidural anesthesia. We cover all aspects of the birthing process, including dealing with unexpected situations.
You should schedule your class so you are able to complete it during your third trimester by your 37th week of pregnancy. Ask your provider if you have any questions about the right timing for you.
Call our office or ask about upcoming classes when you check out. The cost is $40 for you and a support person and is collected when you schedule.