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:

  • June 6, 13, 20, July 4 and 11, 2022

Tuesdays:

  • Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Jan. 4, 2022
  • Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 and 8, 2022
  • Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 10 (Thurs) and 15, 2022
  • March 22, 29, April 5, 7 (Thurs) and 12, 2022
  • May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2022

Wednesdays:

  • Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2022
  • Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2022
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022
  • April 6, 13, 27, May 4 and 11, 2022
  • May 18, 25, June 1, 8 and 15, 2022

Thursdays:

  • Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2 and 9

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:

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.

Registrations for nursing students are no longer accepted for the Dec. 7 series.

For all other registrants, please call 657-282-6357.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Dec. 22, 2021, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5, 12 and 19, 2022.

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

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Jan. 11, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 and 8.

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

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Jan. 26, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2022.

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

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the Feb. 22, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 10 (Thurs) and 15, 2022.

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

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the March 2, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022.

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the March 22, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays March 22, 29, April 5, 7 (Thurs) and 12, 2022.

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

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the April 6, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays April 6, 13, 27, May 4 and 11, 2022.

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

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the May 3, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2022.

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the May 18, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Wednesdays May 18, 25, June 1, 8 and 15, 2022.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

When you register for the June 6, 2022, class, you are registering for the whole Prepared Childbirth series: Mondays June 6, 13, 20, July 4 and 11.

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