April 17th, 2013

Childbirth Preparation is a free, four-week series of prenatal education classes that help take the mystery out of the birth process, alleviate fear and help expectant parents prepare for the memorable event. The classes are for women in their sixth or seventh months of pregnancy and their husbands or birth coaches. The classes will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 2. Mothers-to-be should come dressed in comfortable pants. Registration is required.

The series includes:

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

To register or for  more information, please call Great River Corporate Education at 319-768-4070 or toll-free at 866-297-9516, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also register online at www.GreatRiverMedical.org/events.