If you are having a child for the first time, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears, and just not knowing what to expect. Many new parents find that childbirth education classes can really help calm their worries and answer many questions.
Our classes cover all kinds of issues surrounding childbirth including breathing techniques, pain management, vaginal birth, and cesarean birth. They can help prepare you for many aspects of childbirth: for the changes that pregnancy brings, for labor and delivery, and for parenting once your baby is born. Mankato Clinic Childbirth Educators are highly trained and knowledgeable and have proven to be a reliable resource for expectant parents.
Typically, new parents take birthing classes during the third trimester of the pregnancy, when the mother is about 7 months pregnant. Each "Prepared Childbirth" class is four sessions- one session per week. You do not need to be a Mankato Clinic patient to participate in these classes.
Benefits of Taking a Childbirth Class
At our childbirth class you will be provided with a great forum to ask lots of questions and you will learn more about topics such as:
•how your baby is developing
•healthy developments in your pregnancy
•warning signs that something is wrong
•how to make your pregnancy, labor, and delivery more comfortable
•breathing and relaxation techniques
•how to write a birth plan
•how to tell when you are in labor
•pain relief options during labor
•what to expect during labor and delivery
•the role of the coach or labor partner
Many of our classes also address what to expect after the baby is born, including breastfeeding, infant care, and dealing with the emotional changes of new parenthood
You can register online by clicking on the registration form located in the banner on the right. If you have questions or would like more information please call 507-385-4089.
Click here for the 2014 Childbirth Education Class Schedule (this schedule goes through September 2014. We will be moving OB Childbirth Education Classes to the Mankato Clinic Children's Health Center upon completion of that building in October.)