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The four-week long childbirth classes offered by The Family Birthplace at Valley View provides new families the knowledge and tools to confidently navigate the pregnancy, labor, birth, and post-partum journey. We cover the changes happening to your body during your third trimester, and the feelings you may be experiencing during this time in your pregnancy.
We’ll take you through the entire labor and delivery process, including what to expect during the different stages of childbirth, plus some of the coping mechanisms associated with each stage. We also cover the many “what ifs” that accompany childbirth, like C-sections, different types of monitoring, and induction techniques. Then we will do a tour of The Family Birthplace.
The end of your pregnancy is just the beginning of parenthood, and our experts offer evidence-based advice on newborn care expectations, as well as your own post-partum physical health and emotional wellbeing. The last class is devoted to breastfeeding and is taught by a lactation consultant. There is a family physician or pediatrician at this class as well.
Each four-week session typically begins on the first Wednesday of the month and is held on each subsequent Wednesday. Visit www.vvh.org/events-classes for a full listing of class start dates. Classes are from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is $100 per couple. Books are included. Classes are held at The Family Birthplace at Valley View Hospital. To register, call 970.384.7200.