Saturday, 11. January 2020, Mercy Medical Center, 2020 Weekend Childbirth Education Classes at Mercy Medical Center

from 11. January 2020 - 9:30 till 15:30

Mercy Medical Center

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This is a condensed Weekend Class, Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm and Sunday, 9:30am until about 1:30pm. Mercy's Weekend Option Childbirth Education Class provides preparation for informed childbirth with a focus on techniques for relaxation, visualization and comfort/coping measures. This two day class provides a forum for your questions and help to bring your partner into the birthing experience, providing practice with coaching and being your advocate. The series of classes cover:

Understanding pregnancy and labor
Communication and decision making skills
Breastfeeding Basics
Prenatal care
Physiology of birth
Hospital procedures and birth choices
Warning signs of pre-term labor
Medication and pain relief options
Breathing and coping techniques
Complications and unexpected outcomes
Postpartum and basic newborn care

Also included is a tour of the Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby facilities at Mercy Medical Center. 

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Cost: $125.00  (plus $9.02 registration fee) per couple.  Details:  A light breakfast will be provided.  You will be notified by email about a week before class begins regarding the class location, what to bring, where to park, etc..
*Most insurance companies will provide reimbursement for the classes and some provide prepayment. Please call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card prior to registering for more information.
*Employees of Mercy will receive a 20% discount for classes.  Please do not use Eventbright to register for classes as you will be charged the full amount.  Please contact the Childbirth Education office (410)332-9604, to register.
*When registering, please keep in mind that Childbirth Education Classes are meant to be taken during the third trimester of pregnancy.
*Classes have a minimum and maximum attendance requirement. If the minimum attendance is not reached, the class may not take place.  If the maximum number of registrants has been reached for the class you want to take, please email the organizer at babyclasses@ There may still be room in the class.
*Inclement weather policy: classes may be canceled if there is inclement weather.  You will be contacted by email if class is canceled or rescheduled.  You may also check our website:

For questions or more information, contact our Childbirth Education Coordinator: 
Pamela Westbrook, BSN, RNC-OB: 410-332-9604 or

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