Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Rochester Perinatal Education

Login Signup

Childbirth Preparation: Prenatal Class - 4 week Series

Welcome to your Childbirth Preparation class! This class is designed to help prepare expectant families for labor, birth and early parenting with our evidence-based, best-practice curriculum specific to your care in the Mayo Clinic Family Birth Center. Hands-on activities will reinforce what you learn in the classroom through presentations, videos, and supportive education materials. This class is taught by experienced childbirth educators who are Registered Nurses specializing in Obstetric, Neonatal, or Pediatric nursing. A video tour of the Family Birth Center will be included.

Class topics include:

  • The process of labor and birth
  • Comfort measures, breathing and relaxation practices, and labor support strategies 
  • Medical interventions, pain management options, and informed decision-making
  • Early postpartum care and your adjustment to parenthood
  • 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 your feeding plan is to provide breastmilk we recommend the Art of Breastfeeding and Pumping series. For first time expectant parents we also recommend the Infant Passenger Safety class, Infant CPR 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.
Length: Four weeks; one class per week, 2 hours
Fee: $ 40.00

Choose start date

Please log-in to your account to sign up for a class. If you don't have an account click here to register.

For information on registering, cancellation policy, payment policy, etc. please click here.

Day Date Type Location Fee Vacancies Map
Monday April 29, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 4 View
Wednesday May 1, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 Waiting List View
Thursday May 2, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 8 View
Monday June 3, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 8 View
Tuesday June 4, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 5 View
Thursday June 6, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 4 View
Monday July 1, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 4 View
Tuesday July 9, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 5 View
Wednesday July 10, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 11 View
Thursday August 1, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 6 View
Tuesday August 6, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 9 View
Wednesday August 7, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 6 View
Tuesday September 3, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 7 View
Thursday September 5, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 6 View
Monday September 9, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 12 View
Tuesday October 1, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 7 View
Thursday October 3, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual (Live) Zoom $ 40.00 12 View
Monday October 7, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 7 View
Wednesday October 30, 2024
(6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
In Person Classroom $ 40.00 7 View