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3/1/21: Mayo Clinic’s Perinatal Education Program is still here for you providing education and support during this unprecedented time with in-person classes, some virtual-interactive live classroom offerings on Zoom, and online eClass options. We are taking every precaution to ensure that the health and safety of our class participants and educators remain a top priority. New safety measures will be in place for in-person classes that include reduced class sizes, room arrangement that supports safe distancing, health screening of participants, and a requirement for everyone to wear a mask through the duration of the class. If you are currently registered for a class you will be contacted with further information. We will continue to offer the four eClasses available online if you choose not to take in-person classes: Understanding Birth, Understanding Breastfeeding, Understanding Infant and Child Safety, and Understanding Your Newborn.

Comfort Strategies for Labor Class

Want to learn about non-medication based comfort strategies to use during labor - both at home and once you arrive at the birth center? This one night class will introduce you to many techniques you can use to cope with labor and continue to use in life. A combination of discussion, demonstration and practice will be applied. Experienced registered nurses will facilitate this session.

This class is not designed to be a first time birth preparation class only, but could be used as a supplement for you to learn and practice more comfort strategies.

This one session class is a great option for parents who have had a baby previously and would like a review of comfort techniques.

Topics include:

  • Breathing and Relaxation
  • Positioning
  • Basic Massage
  • Birth Ball
  • Techniques for Back Labor

It is highly recommended that a Family Birth Center Tour be taken prior to this 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: 6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Length: One class, 2.5 hours
Fee: $ 20.00

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Day Date Fee Vacancies Map
Thursday May 13, 2021
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Tuesday June 8, 2021
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Tuesday July 20, 2021
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 20.00 3 View
Wednesday August 18, 2021
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Thursday September 16, 2021
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Thursday October 7, 2021
(6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View