Class Calendar and Registration

Prepared Childbirth Class

This series of three classes includes information on the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy, warning signs, and birth.  Topics covered include ways to cope with labor, how your support person can help, routine hospital procedures and pain relief options.  Tour of the Women’s Pavilion included. Fee includes mother and one support person. Fee: $40.00

MONDAY: 6pm - 8:30pm


January: 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

February: 14, 21, 28

March: 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

April: 8, 15, 22

May: 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27

June: 3, 10, 17

July: 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29

August: 5, 12, 19

September: 12, 19, 26

October: 14, 21, 28

November: 11, 18, 25

December: 2, 9, 16


Fast Track Childbirth Seminar

This class presents content similar to Prepared Childbirth, given in a condensed, one-day, seminar format.  Tour of Women’s Pavilion included. Fee includes mother and one support person

Fee: $40.00

Saturdays: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Fast Track Class Dates: 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/4, 6/8, 7/20, 8/10, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14.

Sibling Class – Covers the special role of the big brother/sister and teaches them about new baby

care and behavior. One parent should plan to attend. Children must be at least 3 years old. 

Fee: $10 first child. $5 each additional

Saturdays:  10:00 am - 12:00 noon 

Sibling Class Dates: 1/12, 3/9, 5/18, 7/13, 9/14, 11/9.


Breastfeeding Class 

Basic concepts of breastfeeding are covered. Topics include: getting off to a great start, speed bumps along the way, hospital support, returning to work, pumping, lifestyle changes and other related topics. Support person encouraged to attend. Question and answer period follows presentation. Fee includes mother and one support person

 Fee: $25.00

Wednesdays: 6:00-9:00 pm

Wed. Breastfeeding Class Dates: 1/2, 3/6, 5/1, 7/3, 9/5 (Thursday*), 11/6.


Saturdays: 9:00 am -12:00 noon

Sat. Breastfeeding Class Dates:  2/2, 4/6, 6/1, 8/3, 10/5, 12/7.



Labor and Birth Options

Did you enjoy the breathing and relaxation introduced in childbirth classes?  Are you interested in a natural childbirth, doula, gentle birth, or more comfort techniques?  This class provides information on current natural childbirth trends and options and gives you additional coping measures and partner support techniques and practice. Fee includes mother and one support person.

Fee: $25.00

Tuesdays: 6:00-9:00 pm

Labor & Birth Options Class Dates: 1/3, 3/7, 5/2, 7/11, 11/7,

Infant/Child CPR - You will learn American Heart Association guidelines on how to assist an infant or child who is choking or not breathing. Initial fee includes mother and one support person Additional family members or care providers may attend but must also be registered.

Fee: $25.00

Mondays: 6:00-9:00 pm 

Infant Child CPR Dates: 1/7, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/3, 11/4.

Here Comes Baby! - Comprehensive classes that will teach important information you need to parent your new baby from birth and beyond.  Newborn topics include quality time, age appropriate play and stimulation, health, and safety.  This class also includes an interactive session highlighting newborn care including bathing, diapering, swaddling, feeding and comfort strategies. Fee includes mother and one support person

Fee: $25.00

Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm- 1/12

Tuesdays: 6:00-9:00 pm- 3/5, 5/7, 7/9, 9/10, 11/5


Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support-Group meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday.  For location, support and information, call 618-391-5984 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dates and times are subject to change.  Registration required and courses are open to the public. Please call the Pavilion Education office at 618-391-5983 or go online at for updated information, locations, and to register for classes.