Beaumont class for expectant parents: Understanding Childbirth

7/26/2013

Beaumont Community Health Education will offer a condensed class focusing on labor and birth for expectant parents. The new, six-hour class includes stages of labor and birth; medical procedures; cesarean birth; and comfort measures for labor and the support person's role.

"Understanding Childbirth Express Class" is a single-session program offered on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Cost is $80 per couple or expectant mom and support person. Registration is required. For a complete list of class offerings or to register, visit classes.beaumont.edu or call 800-633-7377.

"During this one-day class certified childbirth educators will teach participants how to practice breathing and relaxation techniques, including Lamaze," says Maryanne Kenerson, community health education coordinator, Beaumont Health System.

Participants are encouraged to complete the birthing class four weeks before their scheduled delivery date.

Beaumont's Community Health Education department offers many educational programs for expectant and new parents at its hospitals in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy, its medical centers in Macomb and Oakland counties, and other locations.

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