Health Education

Virtual Birthing Class (Ascension Providence)

This class aims aims to empower the expectant mother and her partner and take the mystery and fear out of childbirth!

Cost

  • $65 Virtual Childbirth 3 Day Series Class
  • Free I HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED A VIRTUAL CLASS BUNDLE

Registration

Knowledge is power!  This 3 week series (3 consecutive Mondays), taught by one of our experienced Alternative Birthing Center(ABC) registered nurses, will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to bring your baby into the world.   Whether you wish to deliver naturally, need to have a scheduled cesarean section or have no birth preferences yet--- this course will prepare you for almost everything you may encounter! 

We will cover what you need to know and what many of us wish we had known. Including, but not limited to:


Your pregnancy

  • Determining birth wishes

  • Expected physiologic and/or psychological changes

Getting ready for labor

  • Preparing your bag  and signs your body is getting ready

  • Preparing you and your support person--physically and mentally!

  • Warning signs of preterm labor or other potential problems    

Labor

  • Signs your body is getting ready for labor and how to know it’s “GO” time

  • Labor stages (1-4), potential medical procedures, and the intervention chain

  • Comfort techniques, positions and your pain management options

Cesarean Birth

  • Indications, expectations and a family-centered approach

Postpartum

  • Your Newborn (for a more detailed introduction take our Infant Class HERE)

  • Feeding your baby (for a more detailed introduction take our Breastfeeding Class HERE)

  • Your body after baby: lifestyle and physical changes

  • Reasons to call for help for you or baby

Your role as the SUPPORT PERSON

  • Supporting pregnancy

  • How to be the best labor and birth coach

  • Helping mom and baby meet their goals and wishes

To learn more about our classes or purchase a class bundle (must be done before class registration) please click HERE.  For additional questions or if you are having trouble registering, please email cbeProvidenceSfldNovi@ascension.org.

 

 If your class required payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 2 business days (48 hours) prior to the start of the class/program. Ascension Providence reserves the right to cancel classes with less than 5 registrants. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.