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    Childbirth Preparation - 1 Saturday

    Childbirth Preparation - 1 Session Saturday This one session class is intended for expectant mothers and their chosen labor support person. Ideally the class should be completed 4-6 weeks prior to their due date. Our childbirth educator will cover the stages of labor, hospital procedures, medications, cesareans, birthing options and postpartum recovery using video, lecture and group discussion. Couples will engage in active practice of physical comfort techniques such as breathing, positioning and touch as well as emotional comfort techniques that include mindfulness and hypnosis for birth. A guided tour of the Family Birth Unit is included in this class.

    A lunch break is provided during this class and the Atrium caf will be open. You are also welcome to bring snacks to enjoy throughout the day.

    If your preferred class is currently full, please call the Palo Alto Education Department at 650-853-2960 to be added to the waitlist.

    *** Please note all nursing students should contact the nursing education department 650-696-3556 to make arrangements to observe a class. Please do not register. There are some documents required.


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    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Burlingame
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Burlingame
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Burlingame
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