One-Day Childbirth Classes

About This Event

Our childbirth preparation classes prepare the expectant couple for the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy and delivery. These classes include the role of the labor support person, anatomy, physiology, and an overview of labor. Breathing and relaxation techniques are taught, as well as comfort measures and pain control options.

Variations in labor and delivery, back labor, induction, and cesarean deliveries are discussed. The classes are taught by experienced childbirth instructors. The classes will prepare the mother and her support person for the challenges and joys of childbirth. An onsite tour is also included in this course. We recommend that you register for classes mid-term in your pregnancy due to limited class space.

The One-Day Saturday and Three-Day Wednesday evening classes contain the same information. Full class details are listed below and registration
is required.

Class A

  • Hospital Pre-Registration
  • Benefits of Childbirth Classes
  • Overview of Labor Experience
  • Birth Preferences Plan
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology (terms heard during labor)
  • Stages of Labor
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • When to Come to the Hospital
  • What to Bring to the Hospital

Class B

  • Tour: Meet in the Main Lobby
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Role of Labor Support Person
  • Labor Support Practice
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Comfort Measures
  • Labor Positions Out of Bed

Class C

  • Variations in Labor and Delivery
  • Pain Control Options
  • Induction
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Operative Vaginal Delivery
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Immediate Postpartum Care
  • Birth Video


$180 per couple. (includes classes A, B, and C) Registration is required.

Download the flyer for more information, or to view additional class options.

All classes will be held in the Medical Library, with the exception of the class on Saturday, March 21, which will be held in our Conference Center.

MarinHealth facilitates numerous classes and support groups for new, and expectant parents. View a list of all of our Pregnancy & Childbirth Classes and Support Groups.

  • Registration Cost: $180.00
  • RSVP by calling 1-888-996-9644.