Health Education

Saint Thomas Rutherford Childbirth Education 3 Week Class

Saint Thomas Rutherford 3 week childbirth class

This weekly series of 3 classes at will prepare you and your support person for what to expect during your childbirth experience.


  • $90 Per couple


Everything you need to know about the birth of your baby will be covered in THREE evening classes.   A tour of the hospital will be included during class.  The fee covers both mom and her support person.

It is recommended to take this class sometime between the 28th-36th week of pregnancy.

Class Topics Include:

Week 1

Anatomy and Discomforts of Pregnancy

Pre-labor Signs

Onset and Stages of Labor

Week 2

Basic Comfort Measures

Pain Management / Epidural

Interventions in Labor

Cesarean Section

Week 3

Postpartum Care

Newborn Appearance and Procedures

Newborn Care

We offer a CPR for Family and Friends class at Saint Thomas Rutherford for those interested in learning lay-rescuer CPR in a safe manner for infants, children, and adults.   Please visit for more details.

*Couples planning to have an unmedicated, “natural” childbirth may want to attend a class that provides a greater focus on natural labor pain management such as a Lamaze or Hypnobirthing class

For additional information, please email or call 615-396-5376.

In the event you need to cancel your registration, please email to request a refund or to transfer your registration to another date. 

A full refund will be given if your class is cancelled by the site.