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Childbirth Preparation Class

Congratulations on your pregnancy! It can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time, especially if it's your first time. But don't worry, we're here to help you prepare for the big day. Our birthing class is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident and empowered during labor and delivery.

Our Fast-track Childbirth Preparation class is a great option for busy parents-to-be who want to learn about the different stages and phases of labor in a condensed format. In this class, you'll get an overview of what to expect during each stage of labor, from early labor to pushing and delivery. We'll also cover pain management techniques, such as breathing and relaxation exercises, as well as medical interventions like epidurals.

Our experienced instructors will answer any questions you have about childbirth and help you prepare for a positive birth experience. We believe that every birthing person deserves to feel supported and informed throughout their pregnancy and labor, and we're here to make that happen for you!

Childbirth Preparation Instructor: Shelley Kruse, RN, BSN, Certified Childbirth Educator

To register for an upcoming class, please click here or call our education department at 712.755.4343.

Additional Information

Planning for a new baby is one of the most exciting experiences you’ll ever have. With the arrival of your newborn, your life will change. But even with all the joy that a new baby brings, it’s very natural to have fears, doubts, and concerns. Myrtue Medical Center offers Childbirth Preparation Classes to prepare and support you during the entire process of becoming a parent.

Fast-track Childbirth Preparation Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Myrtue Medical Center Auble Room located on the north side of the hospital at the Administration Entrance (1213 Garfield Ave).

Our class offers an overview of what to expect and how to guide yourself through the phases of labor. A complete demonstration of birth with the use of 3-D video will be viewed. The expectant mother and support person will learn relaxation models, breathing techniques to manage labor discomforts, and positions in labor that the labor nurse may ask you to perform. Pain control options, labor interventions, and cesarean deliveries will also be addressed. Sample labor will be used to practice relaxation and breathing techniques learned. Videos on postpartum care and newborn characteristics will also be viewed and discussed.

  • The Childbirth Prep Class has a fee of $45
    • Checks can be written on the day of the event
    • If financial assistance is needed, please call 712.755.4299
  • Lunch and snacks are provided

2024 Class Schedule: JAN 20 | MARCH 16
MAY 11 | JULY 20 | SEPT 14 | NOV 9

Participants are asked to:

  1. Wear comfortable clothing
  2. Bring two pillows
  3. Make sure to bring the $45 registration payment in either cash or check form
  4. Park in the Administration Entrance parking lot (north side of Myrtue Medical Center)
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