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3/19/20: We are temporarily cancelling all Perinatal Education classes and Family Birth Center tours currently through the month of April. This decision is in line with precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control to limit possible transmission of COVID 19 and to keep our campuses safe for our patients and staff. Mayo Clinic has taken a lot of precautions, and it is safe for patients to attend their Mayo Clinic appointments. We are reaching out to individuals currently registered for April offerings. Our apologies for this temporary inconvenience. Please call 507-266-7473 with any questions. Please note: We are still accepting registrations for the month of May and beyond.

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 hand on learning will help you understand the many aspects of preparing for your baby. The class is taught by experienced registered nurses. A 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. At the very earliest we need you to be at least 24 weeks along at the start of class.

If you are planning to breastfeed we recommend the Breastfeeding and Pumping 101 class. 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: 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 Fee Vacancies Map
Friday May 1, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 6 View
Friday May 15, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 1 View
Friday June 5, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 Waiting List View
Friday June 26, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 10 View
Friday July 17, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 7 View
Friday August 7, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 6 View
Friday September 11, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 10 View
Friday October 2, 2020
(6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 50.00 10 View