Health Education

Saint Thomas Rutherford Weekend Childbirth Class

Saint Thomas Rutherford Weekend Class

This TWO day weekend class will prepare you and your support person for what to expect during your childbirth experience.


  • $90 Per couple


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

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

**Please note that this is a weekend series, and you will attend class on both Saturday (8am to 12pm) AND Sunday (1pm tp 5pm). 

Class Topics Include:


Anatomy and Discomforts of Pregnancy

Pre-labor Signs

Onset and Stages of Labor

Basic Comfort Measures

Pain Management / Epidural

Interventions in Labor


Cesarean Section

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.