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Penrose-St. Francis Classes & Events

Prepared Childbirth Classes

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES All classes are taught by certified childbirth educators.

We offer three class formats.

  • A four-week series of 2½-hour classes on Mon., Wed., or Thurs.
  • A two-day weekend seminar of 5-hour classes (Sat. & Sat.) or (Sun. & Sun.)
  • A two-day weekend express seminar of 5-hour classes (Sat. & Sun.)

Pick the option that works best for you and plan to end classes about four weeks before your due date. These classes focus on: 

  • Labor and delivery
  • Medication/epidurals
  • Options for birth 
  • Coaching/labor support
  • Breathing, relaxation and other comfort measures
  • Cesarean birth
  • Postpartum

The book Understanding Birth is included in all classes. A tour is included in all classes except Labor Skills Refresher Class. 

Relax and Enjoy

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring two bed pillows
  • If you like, bring a beach towel or sheet for the floor
  • Bring snacks and beverages for you and your partner to enjoy

Cost: $70 per couple; $25 for teen under age 20 (Teens will be asked for a valid ID at the first class)
Location: St. Francis Medical Center

Dates, times and locations for this event
April 26, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
May 3, 2014, 8:00 AM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
May 8, 2014, 6:30 PM (Thursday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
May 14, 2014, 6:30 PM (Wednesday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
May 17, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
May 31, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
June 7, 2014, 8:00 AM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
June 9, 2014, 6:30 PM (Monday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
June 25, 2014, 6:30 PM (Wednesday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
June 28, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
July 10, 2014, 6:30 PM (Thursday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
July 12, 2014, 8:00 AM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
July 13, 2014, 12:00 PM (Sunday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
July 26, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
July 30, 2014, 6:30 PM (Wednesday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
August 4, 2014, 6:30 PM (Monday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
August 10, 2014, 12:00 PM (Sunday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
August 23, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM (Thursday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
September 6, 2014, 8:00 AM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
September 14, 2014, 12:00 PM (Sunday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
September 17, 2014, 6:30 PM (Wednesday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
October 5, 2014, 8:00 AM (Sunday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
October 6, 2014, 6:30 PM (Monday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
October 12, 2014, 12:00 PM (Sunday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM (Wednesday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
October 30, 2014, 6:30 PM (Thursday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
November 22, 2014, 12:00 PM (Saturday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
December 1, 2014, 6:30 PM (Monday)  Location: St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd 
 
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