Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth Preparation is a seven hour childbirth program that focuses on the natural birthing experience.  This comprehensive course highlights the following topics:  the birth process, signs of labor, when to call your doctor, pain management techniques, paced breathing, relaxation techniques and medication and anesthesia options during labor and delivery.  This course facilitates practice for comfort and relaxation strategies and the birth coach’s support role.  The Childbirth Preparation Program includes all content from the Labor and Delivery 1-2-3 program, as well as focusing on paced breathing and relaxation techniques.  Childbirth Preparation is offered over two consecutive weeks or as a one or two day intensive program.  Expectant parents should schedule this course by the second trimester of pregnancy to ensure class availability and complete the course before the 36th week of pregnancy.  For more information, please call 412-942-5877.

The Childbirth Preparation program does not include a tour of the birthing unit.  The tour must be scheduled separately under Family Birth Center Tour.

Program Bundles:
When you sign up to take the Childbirth Preparation program bundle, the cost of the bundle is $175, a savings of $25. The programs in the bundle are Baby Basics, Introduction to Breastfeeding and Childbirth Preparation. You may select from the published dates and times for each of the programs.

Upcoming Events

  • June 08, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • July 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Conference Center ABCD; Second Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    July 17, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Conference Center ABCD; Second Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • July 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    July 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • August 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • September 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • September 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Conference Center ABCD; Second Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    September 26, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Conference Center ABCD; Second Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • October 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    October 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • November 02, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243

  • November 19, 2019 - November 26, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor
    November 26, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    St Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor

  • December 06, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    December 07, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    St. Clair Hospital; Dunlap Conference Center; Fourth Floor; 1000 Bower Hill Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15243