• Classes

  • The birth of your child is a unique and cherished event for you and your family. At the completion of one of our classes, we want you to feel empowered, well-prepared and confident as you get closer to the birth of your baby. Our classes are designed with you in mind. They are taught by certified instructors and we limit the class size to no more than 12 couples so we can give every participant personal attention. We offer a variety of classes to support you through birth, baby and beyond. For a list of classes, visit our calendar where you can register and pay online.

    Print a copy of the 2014 Preadmission and Schedule of Classes booklet.

    How to Register for a Birth Class
    To register for a class, locate a class from the childbirth class event listing and click the class date you're interested in. In each class description you will find an online registration form that you can complete and pay for online with a credit card.  

    To pay by check, please mail a check to:
    Family Education
    St. Francis Medical Center
    6001 East Woodmen Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80923
    Make checks payable to: Family Education

    Notes:

    • If you don't see a class date listed that you may have seen in a printed birth class flyer, that class is full.
    • Class size limits typically refer to couples, except in the case of Infant/Child CPR, Prenatal Yoga, Moms in Motion, Baby Care Class and Sibling Preparation classes.
    • We recommend you complete your classes two to three weeks prior to your due date. All classes will be taught at St. Francis Medical Center, unless otherwise indicated. Classes are subject to change.


    Refunds
    Classes have requirements for minimum and maximum numbers of attendees. (If a class is cancelled or rescheduled, we will notify you and reschedule or refund your money.) If you must cancel your reservation, please call 571-3101 as soon as possible so we can open the class to others who may be on a waiting list.


    Weather Cancellations
    If you need information as to whether a class is cancelled due to bad weather, call 571-3101 or 571-1000. A decision is generally made by 2:00 p.m. the day of the class.

    Parking and Classroom Location at St. Francis Medical Center
    If you are assigned to Conference Rooms 1, 2 or 3 at St. Francis Medical Center, park on the top deck at the main entrance or use valet parking at the main entrance. Take the elevator or the grand staircase down to the Garden Level and follow signs to the conference rooms.

    Can't come to class? We can come to you!
    Our new online childbirth class is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible class schedule or for moms on bed rest. Have you given birth before? This online class is a great refresher course! While nothing can replace the personal connection of an on-site childbirth class, you'll learn the same essential information, including what's happening to your changing body, how you'll know when you are really in labor, helpful comfort techniques, advice for partners, an overview of medical procedures, and much more.
     
    For more information or to register, call Family Education 719-571-3125 or Class Registration 719-571-3101.

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