Prepared Childbirth (Lamaze) class is a special class designed for expectant parents who want to take a more active role in labor and birth. This class is designed to teach the special exercises, breathing patterns and relaxation techniques that can help the expectant woman be more comfortable during labor and delivery. Prepared Childbirth classes also discuss epidural anesthesia or analgesia (pain medications) that can be used in addition to prepared childbirth techniques to help the pregnant woman be more comfortable during labor and delivery.
This is a two-day course (registration is for BOTH days) and includes four meals and a textbook. It is recommended that expecting parents call early in their pregnancy to register for the class. The cost is $100 per couple.
June 1 & 15
August 3 & 17
November 2 & 16
The classroom is located on the 1st floor of the hospital, in the Hall of History next to the cafeteria. For additional information, please call 504.349.6200.