Childbirth Preparation (4 Weeks) San Diego

Know what to expect during labor and delivery

A baby sleeps on a caregiver's chest, representing one of the early parenting topics covered in the Childbirth Preparation class at Scripps Health.

Know what to expect during labor and delivery

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, Breastfeeding Your Baby and Hospital Orientation for a comprehensive overview of labor, birth and early parenting. Wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows, a blanket and a snack. There is a $10 cancellation fee.

Class dates

Wednesdays, October 30 - November 20, 2019

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.

Event details

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
3rd Floor Classroom
4077 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
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Date and time
Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm to

Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 9 pm