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Preparing for Childbirth

We know people learn in a variety of ways. Some like a lot of information, and some prefer just the basics. To accommodate a variety of schedules and learning styles, we offer the following classes:

NOTE: Please check with your insurance company as some companies will reimburse you for these childbirth classes. You should enroll in your fourth month of pregnancy for a childbirth education program, even though you will not begin the course until your 6th month. Call 413-794-5515, 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Online Preparation for Childbirth

Our online childbirth class is ideal for those expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions.

The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth.

Our online childbirth class will help you:

  • Understand pregnancy – what’s happening to your body, discomforts, warning signs, nutrition, exercise, and more
  • Learn about labor – preparing for birth, pre-labor signs, onset of labor, 3D animation of labor process, and more
  • See how the stages of labor unfold – watch amazing real-life birth stories
  • Discover helpful comfort techniques – breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, advice for partners, and more

Cost: $80.00

Online Class Demo

How long do I have to take the online course? You will receive a link by email within 4 business days to access the online course. Once you start the course, you will have 45 days to complete it.

What other classes are offered? Advanced Labor and Relaxation Techniques, Infant care, prenatal breastfeeding, and postpartum newborn behavior and feeding classes are also available, but taken separately.

What if I sign up for multiple classes? You will need to sign up for each class individually but you can take advantage of a 10% discount by using the promo code Save10 on each registration.

Is there a multi-class discount? Yes, to receive 10% off of your registration fee(s), please use promo code Save10 when you are completing your order.

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One Day Childbirth Education Express Bundle

This one day class, held on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm (half hour for lunch). It is a good choice for parents who would not otherwise attend childbirth classes, or who have spent an extensive time reading about childbirth.

A single full day class held on Saturdays, provides information including the stages of labor and delivery, basic comfort techniques, medications, medical interventions and postpartum care.

This bundled event also includes 3 additional classes. Infant Care, Prenatal Breastfeeding and Postnatal Newborn Behavior and Feeding.

This class fills up quickly so register by your 4th month of pregnancy.

Location: Baystate Medical Center, Wesson Building, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Cost: $160.00

What other classes are offered? Advanced Labor and Relaxation Techniques

Is there a multi-class discount? Yes, to receive 10% off of your registration fee(s), please use promo code Save10 when you are completing your order.

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Advanced Labor and Relaxation Techniques

This class is ideal for those parents who want a more in-depth preparation in the use of advanced comfort and support techniques for labor and delivery that are not covered in the Preparation for Childbirth and Childbirth Education Express classes due to time constraints.

Practice time for relaxation, guided imagery, natural pain management and breathing techniques (Lamaze) are just a few of the topics covered. This class is expected to be used as an add on to childbirth education or as a refresher.

Cost: $25

What other classes are offered? Online Childbirth Preparation, 1 Day Childbirth Preparation, Infant care, prenatal breastfeeding, and postpartum newborn behavior and feeding classes are also available, but taken separately. 

What if I sign up for multiple classes? You will need to sign up for each class individually but you can take advantage of a 10% discount by using the promo code Save10 on each registration.

Is there a multi-class discount? Yes, to receive 10% off of your registration fee(s), please use promo code Save10 when you are completing your order.

Register

For Health New England Be Healthy Members only:

Register

For MassHealth Members only:

Register