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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Becoming a Parent: 8-week Course

This interactive childbirth class covers both the before and after of becoming a parent – from the physical changes mom can expect as birth approaches to caring for a little one once you return home. 

The class is designed for both mothers and their partners, with a focus on providing comfort ​for mom during labor and delivery. ​

It includes a tour of the Family Birth Center and is taught by a Lamaze certified instructor.

Classes are held once a week for eight ​consecutive weeks 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.​


Class Content​

The course covers the following topics:

  • Your changing body
  • Preparing for labor and birth
  • Recognizing the signs of labor
  • Comfort techniques to manage labor without pain medication
  • Pain medication options
  • Role of partner


  • Medical procedures
  • Mock labor scenarios
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Cesarean birth
  • Mom's recovery after giving birth
  • In​fant care

​The cost of this class is $80. It is covered by Medicaid ​​and reimbursed by some insurance companies.


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

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