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Prepared Childbirth-Weekend 2013

BRING TWO PILLOWS AND A BLANKET TO CLASS. This one-day course is designed to prepare expectant couples for their labor and delivery. Terms, stages and phases of labor, medical interventions, recovery, changes to expect after the baby arrives, as well as medical and non-medical pain management (relaxation, breathing patterns and coach's involvement) will be covered.

Class registration is PER COUPLE. For your own benefit, we recommend registering for a class that ends approximately four weeks prior to your due date.


Healthy Families Howard County is a free, voluntary program for first-time parents who live in Howard County. Benefits include a 10% discount on select childbirth and parenting classes. To register and for more information about the Healthy Families program and benefits, visit the Healthy Families web page.


Please note:  You must register for the Healthy Families program prior to your class registration. The discount must be taken at the time of registration and cannot be applied retroactively. If you use the discount coupon code when registering, but are not a first-time parent who lives in Howard County, your payment will be refunded in full and your registration cancelled. You may re-register at the full price, but the class may not be available. The discount is for mother and partner only. The discount may not be applied to anyone else.

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Commented on March 6, 2013 7:34:53 am
The class was helpful. It went through the stages of labor and some different pain management information.
Commented on May 12, 2013 2:39:55 am
The class was very helpful, however, the description as well as the email reminder should state that attendees need to bring two pillows and a blanket to do the floor exercises. Also the email reminder should be sent earlier in day, like prior to 12pm, instead of after 10pm at night the day before.
Commented on June 5, 2013 7:06:28 pm
The class was exceptionally informative and a great use of time. Be prepared for it to run a little longer than expected, but remember that the extra time is well worth it! The take-along literature distributed is a wonderful resource. I've read it twice now!! It would have been very helpful to know that the class had a "hands-on" element that required couples to bring a blanket/pillows. Several couples in our group, us included, were under-prepared and not fully able to participate in learning very useful pain-management techniques. Adding a quick sentence to the class description would alleviate this minor concern. Thank you for your consideration.
Commented on June 12, 2013 7:20:16 pm
This past Sunday, my husband and I attended the Prepared Childbirth class. While it was a very long day, it was jam packed with lots of great information. The instructor was very knowledgeable and open to answering questions. There were lots of videos and plenty of breaks. It was a good overview and I am glad we went. While I still feel like I have lots of reading to do, this helped cover the basics. Be sure to bring at least one pillow and a blanket for when you try out some of the birthing positions/massage techniques. Also, be sure to bring snacks and a lunch - the building is locked after you enter so you won't have access to the nearby restaurants. Last piece of advice- don't wear a skirt/dress since you will be getting into some of the birthing positions.

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