Childbirth Preparation Classes

These classes prepare mother and her support companion to become more physically, mentally, and emotionally ready for labor, birth, and postpartum. A variety of coaching, breathing, and relaxation techniques are demonstrated and practiced during class. Instruction covers the process of birth, pain management of labor, decision making, and the transition to parenthood.

Please note, classes are offered as either weeknight classes, (a 4 week series) or as a Saturday class, (all day class).

Registration:
Registration is required. Call (208) 381-9000.
Minimum class enrollment is 5 or class may be cancelled

Cost:
$60


Boise
Location
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
South Tower - Anderson Center
100 E. Idaho Street, downtown Boise

Weeknight Classes

Time:
6:30 - 9:00pm

Days/Dates:

    2014
  • Tue., January 7, 14, 21, 28 
  • Wed., January 22, 29, February 5, 12
  • Mon., January 27, February 3, 10, 17
  • Tue., February 11, 18, 25, March 4
  • Mon., February 24, March 3, 10, 17
  • Wed., February 26, March 5, 12, 19
  • Mon., March 31, April 7, 14, 21
  • Wed., April 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Tue., April 22, 29, May 6, 13
  • Mon., April 28, May 5, 12, 19
  • Wed., May 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Tue., May 27, June 3, 10, 17
  • Mon., June 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Wed., June 11, 18, 25 (3-weeks only)
  • Tue., July 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Mon., July 14, 21, 28, August 4
  • Wed., July 16, 23, 30, August 6
  • Tue., August 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Mon., August 18, 25, September 8, 15  (no class 9/1)
  • Wed., August 20, 27, September 3, 10
  • Tue., September 9, 16, 23, 30 
  • Tue., October 14, 21, 28, November 4
  • Mon., October 27, November 3, 10, 17
  • Wed., October 29, November 5, 12, 19
  • Tue., November 18, 25, December 2, 9
  • Mon., December 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturday Class

Time:
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Days/Dates:

    2014
  • Sat., January 11
  • Sat., February 1
  • Sat., March 1
  • Sat., March 29
  • Sat., May 10
  • Sat., June 7
  • Sat., June 21
  • Sat., July 12
  • Sat., August 2
  • Sat., August 16
  • Sat., September 6
  • Sat., October 4
  • Sat., November 8
  • Sat., December 6

Meridian
St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center
520 South Eagle Road
I84 and Eagle Road, Meridian

Weeknight Classes

Time:
6:30 - 9:00pm

Days/Dates:

    2014
  • Tue., January 14, 21, 28, February 4 
  • Thu., January 16, 23, 30, February 6
  • Tue., February 18, 25, March 4, 11 
  • Thu., February 20, 27, March 6, 13
  • Tue., March 25, April 1, 8, 15 
  • Tue., April 29, May 6, 13, 20 
  • Tue., June 3, 10, 17, 24 
  • Thu., June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Tue., July 8, 15, 22, 29 
  • Thu., July 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Tue., August 12, 19, 26, September 2
  • Thu., August 14, 21, 28, September 4
  • Tue., September 16, 23, 30, October 7 
  • Thu., September 18, 25, October 2, 9
  • Tue., October 21, 28, November 4, 11 
  • Thu., October 23, 30, November 6, 13
  • Tue., November 25, December 2, 9, 16 
  • Thu., November 20, December 4, 11, 18 (no class 11/27)

Saturday Class

Time:
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Days/Dates:

    2014
  • Sat., January 25
  • Sat., February 22
  • Sat., March 15
  • Sat., April 5
  • Sat., April 12
  • Sat., April 26
  • Sat., May 17
  • Sat., May 31
  • Sat., June 28
  • Sat., July 26
  • Sat., August 23
  • Sat., September 27
  • Sat., October 11
  • Sat., October 25
  • Sat., November 22
  • Sat., December 20

Additional Information:
Dress comfortably.
Please bring your spouse, partner, or other support person.
Please bring two (2) bed pillows.

If there are any special arrangements (interpreters) you need in order to attend this class, please call 381-9000 to register.

The information provided in our Birth and Parenting classes is designed for general educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your health or the health of your child, you should always consult with your physician or other health care professional.


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