Health Education

Saturday Express Birth Detroit

Parents, join us for our Childbirth class, to prepare physically and emotionally for pregnancy, birth and your new role as parents.


  • $65 Full payment required
  • $30 Cesarean Section Information



If you are interested, we do offer an ONLINE course at this time. To register please refer to the link below:

Understanding Birth eClass:


Help make your birth experience the best possible with comfort and relaxation techniques, birth and intervention information, bonding and breastfeeding. This childbirth class gives the opportunity to interact with other couples, and reinforce the information. You will receive complete information about your hospital stay, and all that Ascension St. John has to offer. A tour of the birthing unit is included and will be given at the end of the class. Please do not sign up for tour separately.

For those who are scheduled for a Cesarean Section and only want information on what to expect during the procedure, please arrive at 1:00 pm and choose this option during registration. 

Registration fee includes mom and partner. Please DO NOT REGISTER PARTNER SEPARATELY, AS YOUR CARD WILL BE CHARGED TWICE.

No lunch is offered, but couples are encouraged to bring food and beverages to class. You can expect an hour lunch break approximately around 12 pm.


A refund will only be given if you deliver prior to the start of the class or are placed on bedrest with an order from your doctor. If a class needs to be canceled you will receive a full refund and can expect to see this payment back to your card in 7-10 business days from when it is placed. 

Location and parking: 

*  Park in the back of the hospital (North parking lot) near the Main Entrance. Enter through the main entrance and approach front desk for further assistance.

*  Birthing classes are held in basement near the library/auditorium. Walk past the Guild Coffee shop and the Gift shop to the Center Lobby which faces Moross road. Approach sliding glass doors and take any stairwell to you right or left to the basement. The class is located in Classroom D&E which is a connected room.

*  See attached PDF map  for more assistance. Follow the arrows to the basement stairwells which are marked with yellow stars.


Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
July 25, 2020
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
August 8, 2020
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
August 22, 2020
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
September 12, 2020
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.