San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Childbirth Center’s next series of childbirth preparation classes begins Feb. 4. Classes will be held each Thursday throughout the month from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Childbirth Preparation Series invites moms and their families to learn the basics of a healthy pregnancy and birth, what to expect once baby is born, newborn basics and beyond. Topics covered include comfort measures, breathing, relaxation, the stages and phases of labor, support person skills, medical interventions in labor, the first few weeks at home and postpartum care. Emphasis is placed on having a healthy pregnancy, understanding the physical and emotional challenges of labor and delivery and getting to know other pregnant women and families.
Classes will be held virtually via Zoom to limit in-person contact and comply with social-distancing guidelines. They are offered free of charge as a benefit to expecting parents in the community.
A second round of classes will be held March 4 to March 25 and a third will be held April 1 to April 22.
Register only one person per family. To register for February’s classes, visit www.sanjuanregional.com/CREG/childbirth-feb-2021.