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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Becoming a Parent: 6-week Course

This comprehensive childbirth course covers both the before and after of becoming a parent. From the physical changes mom can expect as birth approaches and how to care for a little one once you return home, the class is designed for both mothers and their partners. It is taught by a certified childbirth educator and a certified lactation specialist will provide breastfeeding expertise.

Classes are held once a week for six consecutive weeks, on Monday even​ings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Childbirth and Lactation Services, 1013 North 5th Ave., Suite 7​. The courses are scheduled with due dates in mind so that parents can complete all the classes before their baby arrives, but not too far in advance so the information remains fresh. Snacks are provided.

T​o register,​ click on a preferred date below.​



The course covers the following topics:

  • Your changing body
  • Preparing for labor and birth
  • Recognizing the signs of labor
  • Real-life birth videos
  • Helpful comfort techniques to manage labor without pain medication
  • Epidural
  • Pain medications
  • ​Feeding your baby

  • Medical procedures
  • Induction of labor
  • Cesarean birth
  • Preparing for your baby's arrival
  • Mom's recovery after giving birth
  • Newborn parenting
  • Hands-on infant care
  • Infant CPR certification
  • Tour of the Family Birth Center

This class is recommended for all mothers, including those who plan a natural birth or those who plan to have epidural anesthesia or other pain medication during labor. The cost of this class is $80. It is covered by M​edicaid ​and reimbursed by some insurance companies.


If you have questions or need more information,​ call 706.307.8060 or email

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