Preparing for Birth in a Weekend


This weekend class will prepare you for the birth of your baby by exploring the stages of labor, coping and relaxation skills, and medical interventions such as induction of labor, epidurals, and cesarean birth. Time is spent on lecture/discussion, videos, and time for practicing relaxation and coping skills (breathing and more).

This class is designed for the mother-to-be and her labor support person (we ask that only one person come with the mother-to-be for class).

Bring two pillows and wear comfortable clothing.

Cost: $120/couple - Many insurance companies will reimburse the cost for childbirth education classes. Check with your insurance provider to find out!

Day: Two sessions – 5 hours each. Saturday and Sunday.

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Class Cancellations 

If for any reason a class needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, you will be called at the phone number you provided upon registration. For cancellations due to weather, the cancellations will also be posted on our website and information will be sent to local radio and TV stations.

Dates & Times

  • April 14, 2018, Two Weekend Sessions (4/14 and 4/15), 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • May 19, 2018, Two Weekend Sessions (5/19 and 5/20), 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • June 23, 2018, Two Weekend Sessions (6/23 and 6/24), 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • July 14, 2018, Two Weekend Sessions (7/14 and 7/15), 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Lourdes Vestal, Community Room, Second Floor, 3101 Shippers Road, Vestal, NY

For More Information

Lourdes Hospital at 1-877-9LOURDES, 24 hours a day. Classes are available on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited, so register early!

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