• April 1 2017
  • June 3 2017
  • August 5 2017
  • October 7 2017
  • December 2 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Includes time for 30-minute lunch break. Hot meals available for purchase in cafeteria or bring your own.)
Location: Great River Medical Center, Oak Room

Childbirth Prep (condensed version) is a free, one-time Saturday prenatal education class designed to help take the mystery out of the birth process, to alleviate fear and the help expectant parents prepare for this memorable event. If you've already had a birthing experience or want a one-day intense course, this class is for you. The class is for women in their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy and their husbands or birth coaches. Mothers-to-be should come dressed in comfortable slacks.

The class includes lectures and demonstrations on the following subjects:

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Lectures by a childbirth educator
  • Opportunities to ask questions about labor and delivery
  • Videos

An extensive tour of the Obstetrics Unit is provided. Registration is required.

To register for a class or to obtain more information, please call the Education Department at 319-768-4070 or toll-free at 866-297-9516, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.