Prepared Childbirth

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in-person classes have been canceled. Below are links of online resources that may be helpful to you at this time:

 

Our Prepared Childbirth classes provide you with information about the intellectual, physical and emotional parts of the birth process.

The classes 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 Medical Center.

Cost is free to attend.

Series dates

These are the series in 2020:

  • Thursdays: Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3
  • Wednesdays: Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Thursdays: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8
  • Wednesdays: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Thursdays: Oct. 15, 22, 29 Nov. 5, 12
  • Wednesdays: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2
  • Thursdays (and one Friday): Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 18
     

Each series has five (5) classes and will meet weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 6—9 p.m.

Contact:

657-282-6357

Registration Instructions:

Registration is required. This is a 5-class series. Each series meets five Wednesdays in a row or five Thursdays in a row. By registering for the first class of a series, you are registered for all the 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 can attend this class without registration. Please do not register online if you are a nursing student. Requirements for students:

  • Bring student ID
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early to make sure there is room in the class
  • Notify the instructor that you are a student at the beginning of class
  • Dress appropriately in nursing uniform or business casual attire

Dates Offered:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
When you register for the Sept. 30, 2020, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
When you register for the Oct. 15, 2020, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Oct. 15, 22, 29 Nov. 5, 12
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
When you register for the Nov. 4, 2020, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2
Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
When you register for the Nov. 19, 2020, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 18