The one-day class is a modified version of the series that only focuses on labor and delivery. It is a good option for first-time parents unable to attend the five-week series, and an excellent refresher course for parents returning to the birth experience or women who will be attempting a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). This class involves more direct, instructor-led teaching with fewer group exercises in order to conserve time. All classes take place at Old Stone Church on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm followed by lunch on your own. Then the group meets up at 3 pm for a tour of Labor & Birth and postpartum units at Yale-New Haven Hospital (main campus) where class content is continued. If you've signed up for the maternity tour through the hospital, we highly recommend joining the class tour for the extra information our instructors like to review in the setting of the labor and birth room. We suggest you sign up for a course that will take place sometime after your 28th week but before your 37th week of pregnancy.
Physiology and progression of labor and birth
Relaxation and breathing techniques
Coping methods for labor and birth such as hydrotherapy, music, concentration, and comforting positions
Analgesia and anesthesia options
The partner's role during labor and birth
Instructors: Asha Evans, Ashley Minihan, Louise Ward, or Rachel Cronin Upcoming Dates: All classes take place on Saturdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm. (including tour)
June 1, 2019 [Class spots left but tour is full; alternative tour date is June 15th at 1pm]
June 22, 2019 [Class spots left but tour is full; alternative tour date is June 15th at 1pm]
July 6, 2019
July 27, 2019
August 10, 2019
August 24, 2019
September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019
Fee: $90 per pregnant participant (no fee for partners or support persons) Cash or check payable to "Childbirth & Parenting Education of GNH" due at the start of class.