Health Education

(Virtual) Birthing Basics, Ascension Providence

This class aims aims to empower the expectant person and support team-- taking the mystery and fear out of childbirth!



Knowledge is power! This birthing class is taught by experienced registered nurses (RN) from our Birthing Centers. This class will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to bring your baby into the world. Whether you wish to deliver naturally, with medication or have no birth preferences yet--- this course will prepare you, and your support person, for almost everything you may encounter!

**This class is a "Blended Class"! During the 1st week you will complete self-paced assignments (don't worry--they're fun!), Week 2 and 3 will be taught by an instructor over Google Meet. This has helped us alleviate "virtual fatigue" and meet your needs in a fun and engaging way! **

Registrants will receive information for how to log into our companion program "Understanding Birth". This web app provides comprehensive childbirth education that will prepare you to have a healthier and more satisfying birth experience. Engaging tools, childbirth videos, life-like 3D animation, and personal birth stories aim to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make informed decisions about your labor and delivery.

Participants will receive an email with material to complete in their web app before the second scheduled session. Participants can choose to complete the work during the first scheduled class time or ANYTIME before the second session (to see all three session dates, scroll down to "sessions" below.

Anyone, from any hospital, is welcome to take our classes! IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE! 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

Did you know some classes may be eligible for reimbursement?* Call the number on the back of your insurance card and verify your coverage.        -Childbirth: CPT code S9442       -Breastfeeding:  CPT code S9943       -Infant Care: CPT Code S9444

*Any amount not covered by insurance will be the registrant's responsibility.

 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.