Childbirth Maternity Classes

 

Childbirth Preparation

These prenatal classes cover preparation for labor and birth, including labor stages and phases, relaxation and breathing, comfort measures and interventions such as medications, epidurals, induction and c-section delivery. Includes practice sessions during class, but no tour. 

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Childbirth: Evening Series

This series is two classes, 2.5 hours each, and topics addressed include:

  • Overview of vaginal and cesarean birth
  • Pain management during labor (epidural focused)
  • When to go to the hospital
  • What to expect after birth
  • Tour included

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Childbirth: Express

The express class is 2 hours long and is primarily video format, designed for a basic overview of birth, with a brief time for questions /discussion. An optional tour is included at the end of class.

Participants receive a printed Understanding Childbirth book with online content.  Those registered for a paid childbirth class may also take the Baby Basics + Infant CPR and Baby Massage Class free of charge.  They also may attend any other childbirth class (for example, Natural Childbirth) free of any additional charge.

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Childbirth Preparation for Teens

Free childbirth class designed to meet the needs of expectant teen moms and their support person.

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Natural Childbirth

This series is two classes, 2.5 hours each, and topics addressed include:

  • Overview of vaginal and cesarean birth
  • Pain management during labor (focusing on using comfort measures)
  • When to go to the hospital
  • What to expect after birth
  • Hands-on practice of positioning, relaxation, breathing and comfort techniques when appropriate
  • Tour included

Participants receive a printed Understanding Childbirth book with online content.  Those registered for a paid childbirth class may also take the Baby Basics + Infant CPR and Baby Massage Class free of charge.  They also may attend any other childbirth class (for example, Childbirth Express for a review) free of any additional charge.

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Childbirth - Cesarean Section

This 2 hour class is focused on a scheduled C-section and is stand-alone preparation for a scheduled Cesarean birth, with no other childbirth class necessary. Topics include:

  • Review of preparation for surgery
  • Discussion of the surgical process
  • Recovery
  • Tour included

Participants receive a printed Understanding Childbirth book with online content.  Those registered for a paid childbirth class may also take the Baby Basics + Infant CPR and Baby Massage Class free of charge.  They also may attend any other childbirth class (for example, Natural Childbirth or Childbirth Express for a review) free of any additional charge.

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Childbirth Refresher

This class for moms who have already given birth is primarily video format, designed for a basic reminder of the birth process, with a brief time for questions/discussion. An optional tour is included at the end of class. Participants receive a printed Understanding Childbirth book with online content.  Those registered for a paid childbirth class may also take the Baby Basics + Infant CPR and Baby Massage Class free of charge.  They also may attend any other childbirth class (for example, Natural Childbirth) free of any additional charge.

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Bedrest Childbirth/Breastfeeding Education

Printed materials with online class content provided, with brief instruction given and questions answered at bedside for moms admitted to the antepartum unit.  Order required.

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A Time for Birth

This class provides an overview of having a baby and what to expect in Labor and Delivery and the Family Care Center at Piedmont Atlanta.  Consider registering separately for the tour preceding class.  A Time For Birth is not a full childbirth class.

The class focuses on:

  • The changes experienced in pregnancy 
  • Nutrition guidelines for pregnancy
  • To-do checklists of what you need to accomplish in these 40 short weeks! 
  • Optional tour included after class

This class is Piedmont Atlanta’s free gift to expecting parents, along with an Understanding Pregnancy book and online content.

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