Childbirth Preparation teaches expectant parents how to reduce stress and increase comfort during labor. The four-week course meets weekly at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego and covers breathing, relaxation, and the role of the labor support person. Anatomy/physiology of the stages of labor, medications, hospital procedures and cesarean birth are also presented.
Take this course in conjunction with Getting Ready for Baby and Breastfeeding Your Baby for a comprehensive overview of labor, birth and early parenting.
The last class of this series will include a tour of Labor & Delivery and Postpartum areas of hospital.
Scripps Mercy Hospital, Spiritual Care Services is praying for the health of mothers, babies and families.
During your class, a chaplain will be available for an optional blessing for you and your baby.
This will be offered at the end of the last class, if you are interested in this opportunity.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows, a blanket and a snack. There is a $10 cancellation fee.
Mondays, February 24 - March 16, 2020
Parking is free with validation from Instructor
Registration is required
Pre-registration allows us to reserve your space and contact you in the event of a change in the time or location of a class or on the rare occasion that we have a class cancellation. Please remember, we cannot guarantee accommodation for walk-in participation at our classes, screenings and programs and cannot be responsible for any inconvenience due to lack of registration.
Need an online option?
Online Childbirth Preparation is designed for parents who can’t make it to an on-site class, or those who simply prefer the convenience of online learning. This option is perfect for moms-to-be on bed rest, scheduling conflicts or as a refresher. The cost of the class is $75.
- Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
- Third floor Perinatal Classroom
- San Diego, CA 921034077 Fifth Avenue
|Mon, Feb 24th, 2020 - Mon, Mar 16th, 2020||6:30 pm - 9 pm||$75.00|
|Monday, January 13th, 2020||6:30 pm - 9 pm|
|Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020||6:30 pm - 9 pm|
|Monday, March 30th, 2020||6:30 pm - 9 pm|
|Wednesday, April 8th, 2020||6:30 pm - 9 pm|
|Wednesday, May 6th, 2020||6:30 pm - 9 pm|