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Childbirth Preparation: Prenatal Weekend - Friday evening, Saturday daytime

Come and prepare for the birth of your baby! This class helps families prepare for labor, birth and early parenting. It is presented on a Friday/Saturday on the same weekend. Presentations, discussion, printed material, videos and hands on learning will help you understand the many aspects of preparing for your baby. The class is taught by experienced registered nurses. A video tour of the Family Birth Center will be included.

Topics include:

  • Process of labor and birth
  • Comfort strategies (life skills - including relaxation and breathing)
  • Medical interventions and pain management options
  • Early postpartum care and adjustments
  • Newborn hospital procedures and health screenings
  • Newborn characteristics and basic cares

On Friday night the class runs from 6-9pm and the Saturday session runs from 9am-4pm.

It is recommended that you register early in your pregnancy for this class.  We suggest you complete the class about one month before your due date. We recommend you are at least 24 weeks into your pregnancy at the start of the class series.

If you are planning to breastfeed we recommend the Art of Breastfeeding and Pumping series. For first time expectant parents we also recommend the Infant Passenger Safety class and Baby Care Basics class.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email within one hour after registering (be sure to check your e-mail junk folder if you don't see the e-mail in your inbox). Please contact us immediately (phone: 507/266-7473 or email: perinataleducation@mayo.edu) if you do not receive an email.


Additional information

Time: 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. / 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Length: Friday, 6-9pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm (of same weekend)
Fee: $ 50.00

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Day Date Type Location Fee Vacancies Map
Friday February 3, 2023
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 50.00 Waiting List View
Friday March 3, 2023
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 50.00 Waiting List View
Friday March 31, 2023
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 50.00 8 View
Friday April 14, 2023
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 50.00 Waiting List View
Friday May 5, 2023
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 50.00 6 View
Friday June 9, 2023
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 50.00 5 View