Prepared Childbirth

Our Prepared Childbirth classes are now being held online until further notice.

These classes are designed to give you information 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.

Series Dates

Tuesdays:

  • Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23
  • April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4
  • May 11, 18, 25, June 1 and 8
  • June 15, 22, 29, July 6 and 13
  • July 27, Aug 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Jan. 4, 2022

Thursdays:

  • March 18, 25, April 1, 8 and 15
  • April 22, 29, May 6, 13 and 20
  • May 27, June 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
  • Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 2
  • Sept. 23, Oct. 7, 14, 29 and Nov. 4
  • Nov. 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9 and 16
  • Dec. 30, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022

Two additional series will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays in August and September:

  • Monday, Aug. 16, 23, 30, Tuesday, Sept. 1 and 7
  • Monday, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, Tuesday, Oct. 12, and Monday, Oct. 18

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

Nursing students from community schools may attend this class. When registering, please indicate that you are a nursing student when entering your name. At the beginning of class, please also notify the instructor that you are a student.

Dates Offered:

Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the May 27, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: May 27, June 3, 10, 17 and 24. .

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

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the June 15, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: June 15, 22, 29, July 6 and 13.

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

Thursday, July 01, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the July 1, 2021, Prepared Childbirth class, you are registering for the whole series: July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the July 27, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

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

Thursday, August 05, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Aug. 5, 2021, Prepared Childbirth class, you are registering for the whole series: Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 2.

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

Monday, August 16, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Aug. 16, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Mondays Aug. 16, 23, 30 and Tuesdays, Sept. 1 and 7.

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

Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Sept. 23, 2021, Prepared Childbirth class, you are registering for the whole series: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, 14, 29 and Nov. 4. Classes will not be held on Thursday Sept. 30 or Thursday Oct. 21.

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

Monday, September 27, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Sept. 27, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Mondays Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11; Tuesday, Oct. 12, and Monday, Oct. 18.

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.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Nov. 11, 2021, Prepared Childbirth class, you are registering for the whole series: Nov. 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. There is no class on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

We recommend choosing a class series that ends at least three (3) 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.