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This class will help you and your support companion prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for your labor, birth, and postpartum experience. We’ll demonstrate and practice a variety of coaching, breathing, and relaxation techniques. We’ll also cover the birth process, pain management during labor, decision making, and the transition to parenthood.
100% payment is due at time of registration.
Registration is required. Please note that if there are less than 5 people enrolled in the class, the class may be cancelled. You will be notified before the class if this occurs. No refunds are given for this class, unless it is cancelled by us or a medical condition prevents you from attending class. Otherwise, you may transfer to another class within six months of the original class date.
If you are a St. Luke's employee, please do not register online. To get your employee discount, call St. Luke's Connect at (208) 381-9000 to register. No refunds will be issued if you continue to register online.
Dress comfortably. Please bring your spouse, partner, or other support person. The information provided in our Birth and Parenting classes is designed for general educational purposes only. Bring two full sized bed pillows. This class is conducted in St. Luke's South Tower Anderson Center (5th floor) which is directly east of (and attached to) the South Tower parking garage where free parking is available. The South Tower ground-level pedestrian entrance is just east of the cul-de-sac at the corner of W. Bannock Street and N. First Street. Motorists should enter the South Tower parking garage at 101 W. Bannock Street and park on level 4 (top) in spaces designated for patients. Enter the South Tower building through entrance 4A, proceed through the double doors, and take stairs or elevator to the 5th floor Anderson Center. Facilitators and participants are required to wear a mask at all times, regardless of their vaccination status. Medical procedure masks will be provided to all participants at the door. Where events are hosted at locations without a designated screener at the front entrance, such as a hospital, class or support group, facilitators should arrange to have someone meet participants at the door and provide masks. Participants, guests and facilitators will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering the classroom and after returning from break. Food and beverages will not be provided. Personal snacks and drinks may be enjoyed on breaks outside of the meeting room, preferably outside and physically distanced from others. Participants may drink personal water in meetings/classes lasting longer than one hour. Masks should be worn between drinks.
Coming Back Together
As in-person classes and events at St. Luke's resume, we have new guidelines intended to help keep us all safe and healthy.
1. Registration is required. Registration will help us manage class sizes, which must not exceed room capacity. Please mention any accompanying family or support people in your registration.
2. Masks are required. Facilitators and participants need to wear masks at all times, regardless of your vaccination status. We will provide medical procedural masks at the door.
3. Everyone will need to use hand sanitizer when entering the classroom and after returning from any breaks.
4. We will no longer offer food or beverages. You may bring your own snacks and drinks to be enjoyed on breaks away from the classroom. We encourage you to take them outside and away from others if possible. You may drink your own water in classes lasting longer than an hour, but we you must still wear your mask between drinks.
Take Care, Someone Needs You.
You take care of others, so take care of yourself. Let us be your partner in health, whether you're recovering from an injury, checking in for your annual exam, or enjoying an online class.
Because when you take care of yourself, everyone around you benefits.