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This is a comprehensive class that is designed to prepare you and your support person for labor, childbirth, and early parenting.
The labor experience
A tour of the maternal child units
Relaxation techniques, including massage, music therapy, and visualization exercises
Videos of both vaginal and cesarean deliveries
Positions for labor
Pain medication/anesthesia options
Preparation for cesarean birth
Your care postpartum
Care for your baby including breastfeeding, formula feeding and early parenting
Car seat safety and home safety information
100% payment is due at time of registration.
Registration is required. Please note that if there are less than 4 people enrolled in the class, the class may be cancelled. You will be notified before the class if this occurs. Please plan on arriving to class 10-15 minutes early to sign in. Wear comfortable clothes, bring 2 regular size bed pillows.
Please dress comfortably and bring 2 full sized bed pillows. Bring your spouse, partner, or other support person who will be with you during your labor and delivery. This class is held at St. Lukes Magic Valley. You will come in through the main entrance and take the set of elevators next to the Gift Shop to the lower level. As you get off the elevator, you will turn left and walk down towards the Food Court. As you approach the Food Court, you will see a door on your right that says "Oak 2" where you will enter the room for your class. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early the first night of class.
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.