Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Preparation Classes, Marysville

Taking a childbirth preparation class is a great way to prepare for the upcoming labor and birth. By learning about what happens to your body in labor you will have a better understanding of the process, have less fear in labor and be overall better prepared to cope in labor and have a more positive experience. That being said, as women our bodies and physiology are designed for the process of labor and birth to happen successfully or we would not exist as a species. Some women do very well in labor by simply letting go and relaxing, using prayer or just having faith in the process. 

Childbirth classes are always encouraged in any case and can give you a big advantage especially if this is your first baby. Adventist Health + Rideout Hospital offers a free, hospital based class that will orient you and your partner to the labor and delivery area, the process of labor, hospital routines and procedures, breastfeeding helps, relaxation and breathing techniques to help with labor pain, as well as an overview of pain relief options in labor including IV medicines and epidural anesthesia. The best time to take this class would be in the third trimester or end of your pregnancy, this way the information is fresh in your mind to help you in labor when you need it. Please call Adventist Health + Rideout Hospital’s Labor and Delivery at 530-751-4165 for more information and to sign up for a class later in your pregnancy.

Another free and helpful class offered at the hospital is a Breastfeeding Preparation class that can be helpful to first time mothers and also moms who have encountered difficulties with nursing in the past to be more successful this time around. There is also a free Infant CPR class can help you prepare and deal with life threatening emergencies such as choking with your new baby. 
Call 530-751-4165 to sign up for these classes and more information.