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Childbirth Preparation: Prenatal Class - 4 week Series

Come and prepare for the birth of your baby! This class helps families prepare for labor, birth and early parenting. 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

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.

Please note that only the series start date is listed below. The series will continue for the following three consecutive weeks (same day of week, same time). This is a total of four classes.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Some dates of our Prenatal 4-week classes are being held via Mayo Clinic's use of the Zoom platform. Zoom classes are noted next to the dates below.


Additional information

Time: 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. / 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Length: Four weeks; one class per week, 2 hours
Fee: $ 40.00

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Day Date Type Location Fee Vacancies Map
Wednesday February 1, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 Waiting List View
Thursday February 2, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 Waiting List View
Tuesday February 7, 2023
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 6 View
Thursday March 2, 2023
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 7 View
Tuesday March 7, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 5 View
Wednesday March 8, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 6 View
Monday April 3, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 5 View
Tuesday April 4, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 4 View
Wednesday April 5, 2023
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 9 View
Monday May 1, 2023
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 11 View
Thursday May 4, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 7 View
Wednesday May 10, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 8 View
Thursday June 1, 2023
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 11 View
Monday June 5, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 8 View
Tuesday June 6, 2023
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 8 View