Prepared Childbirth

This class is being held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

These classes are designed to inform you about the intellectual, physical and emotional parts of the birth process. They emphasize exercise techniques for relaxation during labor, birth and after you’ve had your baby.

Classes are taught virtually on Zoom by veteran childbirth educator Janis Bell-Ryan Bush for UCI Health.

Each series has five (5) classes and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is free to attend.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends within about three (3) weeks of your due date.

Nursing students: Our patient health education workshops are for our patients. If want to attend this workshop, please register through this Nursing Student Registration form.

Nursing students will be required to review, sign and upload two documents:
(1) Student Code of Conduct and Observation Guidelines and
(2) Student Workshop Instructions and Verification Steps.

There is a limited capacity for nursing student attendees, and acceptance into the workshop is first-come, first-serve. If you’ve been accepted into the workshop, you’ll be contacted by the Patient Education Department with more information. 

Series Dates

Tuesdays:

  • Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11 and 18
  • Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22
  • Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 2 (Thursday), 2023
  • Feb. 28, March 14, 21 and 28
  • April 4, 6 (Thursday), 11, 13 (Thursday) and 25
  • May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6

Wednesdays:

  • Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5
  • Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 and 9
  • Nov. 16, 18 (Friday), 30, Dec. 7 and 14
  • Dec. 28, 2022, Jan. 4, 11, 28 and 25, 2023
  • Feb. 1, 3 (Friday), 15, 22 and March 1
  • March 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12
  • April 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5

Contact:

657-282-6357

Registration Instructions:

Registration is required. This is a series of five (5) online classes. Classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each series is usually held on five Tuesdays in a row or five Thursdays in a row.

By registering for the first class in a series, you are registered for all five classes in that series. Late registrations are welcome through the fourth class in the series. Call 657-282-6357 for late registrations.

Nursing students: Our patient health education workshops are for our patients. If want to attend this workshop, please register through this Nursing Student Registration form.

Nursing students will be required to review, sign and upload two documents:
(1) Student Code of Conduct and Observation Guidelines and
(2) Student Workshop Instructions and Verification Steps.

There is a limited capacity for nursing student attendees, and acceptance into the workshop is first-come, first-serve. If you’ve been accepted into the workshop, you’ll be contacted by the Patient Education Department with more information.

The May 3 class is now at maximum capacity for nursing student observers

Dates Offered:

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Oct. 12, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 and 9, 2022.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Oct. 25, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays Oct. 25, and Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2022.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Nov. 16, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays Nov. 16, 18 (Friday), 30, Dec. 7 and 14, 2022.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Nov. 29, 2022 class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Dec. 28, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays Dec. 28, 2022, and Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2023.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Jan. 10, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 2 (Thursday).

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Feb. 1, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays Feb. 1, 3 (Friday), 15, 22 and March 1.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Feb. 28, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays Feb. 28, March 14, 21 and 28.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the March 15, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays March 15, 22, 29, April 5 and 12.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date

Tuesday, April 04, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the April 4, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays April 4, 6 (Thursday), 11, 13 (Thursday) and 25.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the April 26, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays April 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 24.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.

Tuesday, May 09, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the May 9, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date

Wednesday, June 07, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the June 7, 2023, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) weeks before your due date.