Childbirth Education Classes

The Childbirth Education Class is intended to prepare expectant parents for labor and birth.

Pregnant women breathingIt is conveniently offered as a one day class on a Saturday and covers a variety of topics including:

  • The birthing process and stages of labor
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Pain management options
  • Cesarean section preparation and recovery
  • Postpartum care
  • Newborn care
  • And more

This course also includes a tour of the triage, labor and delivery, and mother baby unit. 


  • UF Health Shands Hospital
    Take Main Lobby Atrium elevators to the 9th floor. Follow the signs to Conference Room 9433.
  • Parking: Park in the hospital’s East garage near the Pediatric Emergency Entrance. Parking fee will be $4 for self-park and $6 valet parking (with voucher given at class).


  • $50.00 (cash, check, or money order) collected on the day of the class.

Additional Information

  • Participants are asked to wear pants (or something modest) for pushing demonstration. Snacks and beverages are allowed.