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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. 

When

  • Second or Third Saturday of the month from 9:00am-3:00pm. See specifc dates below.  

Where

  • UF Health Shands Hospital
    Take Main Lobby Atrium elevators to 2nd floor. Follow signs to room 2147 or 2154 as noted by date.
  • 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).

Cost

  • $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. Please bring a pillow. Snacks and beverages are allowed. 

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