Health Education

Saint Thomas Rutherford Weekend Childbirth Class

This TWO DAY 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.    

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

 (*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.

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
October 27, 2019
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
November 16, 2019
8:00 a.m.-Noon
8:00 a.m.-Noon
November 17, 2019
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
December 7, 2019
8:00 a.m.-Noon
8:00 a.m.-Noon

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.