The 4-week Lamaze Class covers many topics to help prepare expectant parents for all aspects of childbirth. With the help of fathers or labor support partners, mothers are taught Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques to help them through labor. A movie about childbirth is shown, and tours of the Family Birth Center are given. The program includes the Epidural Class for women who are considering using epidural anesthesia during labor. (If registering for this class, we strongly recommend also taking the Caring for Your Newborn Class.) Participants should bring two pillows and a blanket, dress comfortably and attend with the person who will be supporting them during labor.
Parking Instructions: This class will be held in the 4th Floor Heart & Vascular Conference Room. If possible, please park behind the hospital, near the Heart & Vascular Center entrance. Take the elevator to the 4th floor, turn left off the elevator and proceed to the conference room, located down the hall to the right.