Prenatal Classes

We now offer Prenatal Classes monthly with our Certified Nurse Midwives! Attached you will find the class outline. Classes will meet one Saturday each month from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. Bring a pillow for your comfort and your labor coach! A light lunch will be provided. We recommend taking prenatal classes between 24-34 weeks of your pregnancy.

A hospital tour is included at the end of class for those who desire to attend.

2017 Prenatal Class Dates

Class fees:

  • No class in January
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 22
  • August 12
  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 11
(Per couple)
  • Patient $125.00
  • Non-patient $140.00
  • Tour only: $30 limited to 2 couples per class! Class fees are refundable up to 24 hours in advance, if no show or cancellation less than 24 hours a $50 fee will be assessed. Please arrive to the office for tours only by 2:15, we will not wait for you if you are late. The tour fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable if you no show for the tour or cancel less than 24 hours.
*Fees include the cost of the prenatal class and any materials provided.

The basic prenatal class curriculum is as follows:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • What is a nurse midwife?
  • Types of prenatal classes: Lamaze, Bradley, Hypno-birthing, etc...
  • What is a doula? Do I need one?
  • Explanation of your ob visits, why we do what we do
  • Coping with the 2nd half of pregnancy: what to expect
    • Common discomforts of pregnancy
    • Preparing for labor & the hospital
    • When to go to the hospital in labor and other potential problems.
  • The process of labor
  • The delivery experience
  • What does it mean to be induced? What are the indications?
  • Vaginal deliveries & c-sections
  • Pain management: medicines, epidurals, etc.
  • Natural pain control & breathing techniques
  • Caring for your newborn usually led by a local Pediatrician.
  • Breastfeeding
  • Returning to normal physically, emotionally & sexually