• January 7th, 2016
  • March 3rd, 2016
  • May 5th, 2016
  • July 7th, 2016
  • September 1st, 2016
  • November 3rd, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Location: Great River Medical Center, Oak Room

Childbirth Prep is a free series of prenatal education classes designed to help take the mystery out of the birth process, to alleviate fear and to help expectant parents prepare for this memorable event. Classes are led by a certified childbirth educator. The classes are for women in their sixth or seventh months of pregnancy and their husbands or birth coaches. Mothers-to-be should come dressed in comfortable slacks and bring a pillow and blanket.

The series includes:

  • An extensive tour of the Women and Family Center
  • Discussion, questions and answers about labor and delivery
  • Vaginal and cesarean section birth
  • Birthing videos
  • Pain-relief options
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Completing preadmission paperwork

The Childbirth Prep classes begin the first Thursday of every other month and continue for four weeks. To register for a class or to obtain more information, please call the Corporate 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.