Prepare your body and mind for the incredible experience of childbirth and parenting that will offer you tools to reduce the effects of stress, create a sense of peace, and provide an optimal growing environment for your baby. The earlier you start these practices, the more benefit you will receive throughout your pregnancy. In this four class series you will learn:
Incorporating mindfulness-based techniques such as yoga, meditation and relaxation during pregnancy have been shown to be the best way to prepare for birth both physically and mentally, even if your pregnancy and labor require a higher level of intervention. These techniques help you and your baby’s immune systems and reduce stress which can affect a growing fetus—leading to complications and a more difficult birth.
Registration is required and a full payment must be made at the time of registration. 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.
Register Online | Call to register or for more information: (208) 381-9000
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing suitable for relaxation, easy yoga poses, and birth position practice. Please bring two bed pillows. The information provided in our Birth and Parenting classes is designed for general educational purposes only.
This class is conducted in the St. Luke's Plaza 1 building, located at 400 Broadway Ave on the fifth floor. This facility is directly across Broadway from Whole Foods and directly across Myrtle from the Ram restaurant. There will not be a St. Luke's sign that you will see. Parking lot is on the south side of Plaza 1 where free parking is available. Entrance of the building is on the south side of the Plaza 1 (located on E Park Blvd). Please bring a snack to enjoy during the break, as food and drinks are limited.
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.