Hello Expectant Parents, In accordance with the Center for Disease Control's latest guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus, Mercy Medical Center's Childbirth Education Department will be offering all classes virtually at this time. Please sign up for classes through Eventbrite as you normally would have. If the time for your class comes, and Mercy is still not allowing live classes, you will receive the class materials in the mail a week before class. You will also receive a 50% refund through Eventbrite and an e-mail invitation to our Virtual Class. If you have questions regarding delivery at Mercy, please call the Childbirth Education Office: (410)332-9604.
Mercy's childbirth education classes provide preparation for informed childbirth with a focus on techniques for relaxation, visualization and comfort/coping measures. The classes provide a forum for your questions and help to bring your partner into the birthing experience, providing practice with coaching and being your advocate. The series of classes cover:
- Cultural influences on birth
- Communication and decision making skills
- Nutrition and exercise
- Prenatal care
- Physiology of birth
- Hospital procedures and birth choices
- Warning signs of pre-term labor
- Medication and pain relief options
- Breathing and coping techniques
- Complications and unexpected outcomes
- Postpartum and basic newborn care
Also included is an opportunity for a tour of the Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby facilities at Mercy Medical Center.
Cost: $125.00 (plus Eventbrite registration fee of $9.02)
*Most insurance companies will provide reimbursement and some provide prepayment. For more information contact your insurance company directly.
Class Option One: 4-week class, Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Series starts on the first Tuesday of every other month.
Class Option Two: Condensed weekend class, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. (Offered one weekend per month - see schedule below.)
Location: Location at Mercy varies. Upon registration you will be notified by email regarding the class location.
Registration: Pre-registration is required and available online.
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Contact us: 410-332-9604 or firstname.lastname@example.org