Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your child! Thank you for choosing RiverView Health for your childbirth classes.

Childbirth classes are held every other month. The course includes four two-hour classes offered on four consecutive Tuesdays. The first and second class will focus on the stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques during labor and delivery, coaching instructions and a tour of hospital rooms. The later classes will focus on baby care, breastfeeding and CPR. All area physicians encourage their obstetrics patients to attend all four classes, with a support coach, to better understand what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth; and to help ease the fear of the unknown and make for a more enjoyable childbirth experience.

The course instructors for all sessions will be labor/delivery nurses at RiverView Health. The sessions each start at 7 pm and last until 9 pm and will be held in the classroom at RiverView. Twenty-five dollars is the fee if you are not delivering at RiverView. For more information, call the obstetrics department at RiverView at 218-281-9300 or 800-743-6551, extension 300.