Health Education

2023-2024 Virtual Childbirth Series - Ascension St. Vincent

Welcome to our Virtual Childbirth Series sponsored by Ascension St Vincent Women's Hospital!

**Please note: Information covered in this Childbirth Series is based on Lamaze Principals and offers a more extensive learning experience to prepare mom and her support person for the experience of labor and birth. This is a series of three, 3-hour classes. Whereas our Childbirth Preparation Overview Class provides more general information on the birth process and your hospital stay. The Overview Class is one, 3-hour class. You should attend one or the other, but not both***

Childbirth is a normal, natural and healthy process that profoundly affects a woman and her family. In this 3 day class you will discover strategies that will help prepare you for the birth of your baby. This class offers an in-depth learning experience based on the principals of Lamaze, taught by a Childbirth Educator that prepares both mom and dad (or other support person) for the experience of labor and birth.

Topics include: · Healthy Birth Practices · Labor Support Techniques · Breathing and Relaxation Techniques · Medications.

Materials to have available for use during class: 3-4 bed pillows, a bed sheet, pencil, paper, a chair (preferably without arms for breathing activities) and wear very comfortable clothing.

Registration includes both mom and care partner. Class registration is non-refundable, however, we would be happy to move you to another class with 72 hours notice.

Once Registered, you will receive a confirmation email which includes an "Access Virtual Class" button which you can use to virtually join the class on the event date. You will also receive a separate email prior to your first class date containing class handouts; these are beneficial to print or download prior to class. You will be able to view the class using your laptop, tablet, desktop or smart phone. If you choose to use a smart phone or tablet you will be prompted to download the Google Meets App, which is a free download. There will be opportunities throughout the class to ask questions.

*It is recommended that you complete this series at least 30 days before your due date.