Prepared Childbirth

Our Prepared Childbirth classes are held online 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: A limited number of nursing students from community schools are permitted to attend this class for expectant mothers. When registering, you must identify yourself as a nursing student when entering your name. At the beginning of class, please also notify the instructor that you are a student. 

Series Dates

Mondays:

  • Oct. 4, 11, 18, Nov. 1 and 8

Tuesdays:

  • Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Jan. 4, 2022

Thursdays:

  • Sept. 16, 23, Oct. 7, 14 and 15
  • Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, Dec. 2 and 9
  • Dec. 30, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022

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.

Dates Offered:

Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Oct. 28, 2021, Prepared Childbirth class, you are registering for the whole series: Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2 and 9. There is no class on Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

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

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Nov. 2, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

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

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Dec. 7, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Jan. 4, 2022.

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

Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Dec. 30, 2021, Prepared Childbirth class, you are registering for the whole series: Dec. 30, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022.

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