Classes & Coming Events

Childbirth Prep Series

May 1, 2014
July 10, 2014
September 4, 2014
November 6, 2014
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Great River Medical Center, Oak Room

Childbirth Prep is a free series of prenatal education classes designed to help take the mystery out of the birth process, to alleviate fear and to help expectant parents prepare for this memorable event. Classes are led by a certified childbirth educator. The classes are for women in their sixth or seventh months of pregnancy and their husbands or birth coaches. Mothers-to-be should come dressed in comfortable slacks and bring a pillow and  blanket.

The series includes:

  • An extensive tour of the Women and Family Center
  • Discussion, questions and answers about labor an delivery
  • Vaginal and cesarean section birth
  • Birthing videos
  • Pain-relief options
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Completing preadmission paperwork

The Childbirth Prep classes begin the first Thursday of every other month and continues for four weeks. To register for a class or to obtain more information, please call the Education Department at 319-768-4070 or toll-free at 866-297-9516, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also register online HERE.