Childbirth Preparation Series

Start between 30-32 weeks

During this seven-week series we will cover what to expect in the third trimester of your pregnancy through caring for your newborn. We will introduce and practice a variety of non-medication pain management/coping techniques, discuss support roles, signs of labor, medical interventions, pain medication options, vaginal and cesarean birth, infant feeding, newborn care, and transition to postpartum. Register for the class!

You will also be given access to our eLearning page that provides in-depth information on how to work through labor pain. We cover labor rhythms, relaxation exercises, cognitive strategies, body mechanics, and gate control techniques. This information is supplemental to the class and is intended for you to work through at your own pace.

Weekly classes will be taught virtually through Zoom. Each participant will be scheduled for a private, in-person tour of the KVH Family Birthing Place with childbirth educator Julie Harwell, RN, BSN.

  • Series 1 Jan 4, Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, and Feb 15
  • Series 2 Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, April 5, April 12, April 19
  • Series 3 May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, Jun 7, Jun 14
  • Series 4 June 28, Jul 5, Jul 12, Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 2, Aug 9
  • Series 5 Aug 30, Sept 6, Sept 13, Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11
  • Series 6 Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 20 (Thanksgiving week), Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13

Classes meet on Wednesdays from 6-8P per the series schedule.

2023 Childbirth Prep Series Registration

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