For expecting mothers and their support person. This class will explore the mind-body connection, discuss beliefs about birth, and address fears and concerns surrounding birth and/or parenting in order to help prepare parents for the birth they desire. We will practice breathing and relaxation techniques which both lead to optimal relaxation during contractions and reduce the fear-tension-pain cycle. The class will also review comfort techniques and practice positions that promote comfort and help labor to progress. The class is interactive and hands-on, so clients will need to dress comfortably and bring a pillow, birth/exercise ball (if they have one), and bottle of water to class. Clients will receive a guided imagery CD to practice at home (included in price of the class).
(NOTE: This class was formerly known as "Calm, Confident Birth").
First time parents are recommended to take the Prepared Childbirth One-Day Class or Four-Week Series or Online Class in addition to this class for all of the basic labor and delivery information.
Fee: $50 per couple - includes a "Guided Imagery for Childbirth" CD.
Registration is required. Please register online or call 610-738-2300.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accommodate children of any age or extended family members at any classes.
****SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS****
You are encouraged to use our Free Valet. Please look for and follow the signs to "Hospital Entrance."
*Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, we will be temporarily suspending valet parking services until further notice.
If the cost of this program presents a financial hardship for you, please call us at 610-738-2300 to find out how you can determine if you qualify for financial assistance.
If you are on a Medical Assistance Plan, or are a patient of Chester County Hospital's OB/Gyn Clinic, your class registration will need to be taken over the phone to better assist you.
LOCATION and CONTACT INFORMATION
|Chester County Hospital
2 Lasko Tower Conference Room (Room T245)
701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Register by Phone: 610-738-2300