Prepared Childbirth Series

All classes are held at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Specific class locations will be included in your confirmation e-mail. For a map of the Cedars-Sinai campus, click here.

We offer a variety of childbirth classes to meet all of your birthing and scheduling needs. A complimentary Maternity Tour is included in the 4-part and 3-part Prepared Childbirth Class, the Cesarean Class, and the Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) class. Special arrangements for a tour can be made with the other childbirth classes. Please speak to the instructor

Prepared Childbirth Series

The Prepared Childbirth Series is available in the following formats:

  • 4-part - meets once a week for four weeks. Each class is 2 1/2 hours.
  • 3-part - meets once a week for three weeks. Each class is 3 hours.
  • 2-part - meets once a week for two weeks. Each class is 3 hours.
  • A one day intensive which meets for 5 hours.

*Please note that the 2-part and one day classes are condensed classes and, therefore, offer an overview of the following topics and a brief practice period. Some students may benefit more from taking the longer classes.

These classes cover the following topics:

  • Physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, labor, birth and recovery
  • Role of the birthing coach
  • Relaxation, breathing techniques, and other pain coping strategies
  • Variations in labor and delivery
  • Pain relief options
  • Cesarean birth
  • Recovery and postpartum

Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. Note: Bring 2 pillows to class.

Class availability is on a first come first served basis.

Fee: $150.00 per couple. (Please note that class dates listed below do not reflect a guarantee of availability.)

Parking: Discounted parking is available in Lot P1 or P2 or any validated lot

 

Prepared Childbirth Series (Four Part)

 

Monday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Monday during the session

 

*February 2 - March 2, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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April 6 - April 27, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Tuesday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Tuesday during the session

   

*February 10 - March 10, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*March 17 - April 14, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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April 21 - May 12, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*May 19 - June 16, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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Sunday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Sunday during the session

 

March 8 - March 29, 2015
2:30PM to 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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March 8 - March 29, 2015
5:15PM to 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*April 12 - May 10, 2015
2:30PM to 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*April 12 - May 10, 2015
5:15PM to 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*May 17 - June 21, 2015
2:30PM to 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*May 17 - June 21, 2015
5:15PM to 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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Prepared Childbirth Series (Three Part)

This three-week series for mothers and their partners meets once weekly for three hours. Topics covered are physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, the role of the labor coach, Lamaze techniques for relaxation and breathing, variations in labor and delivery, cesarean birth and pain relief options. The 2, 3, and 4-week series also include a maternity tour. Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. Note: Bring 2 pillows to class. (Maternity Tour included).

Monday Classes

 

March 9 - March 23, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Tuesday Classes

     

January 27 - February 10, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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February 17 - March 3, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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March 10 - March 24, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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April 7 - April 21, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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May 5 - May 19, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Thursday Classes

 

   
April 16 - April 30, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 4 - June 18, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 30 - August 13, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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September 3 - September 17, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Sunday Classes



April 12 - April 26, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Madalyn Morris
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April 12 - April 26, 2015
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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February 8 - February 22, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Madalyn Morris
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 February 8 - February 22, 2015
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*March 1 - March 22, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Madalyn Morris
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*March 1 - March 22, 2015
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*May 3 - May 31, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Madalyn Morris
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*May 3 - May 31, 2015
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Prepared Childbirth Series (Two Part)

This two-week series for mothers and their partners meet once a week for two weeks. Each meeting is three hours long. Topics covered are physical and emotional changes, the role of the labor coach, Lamaze techniques for relaxation and breathing, variations in labor and delivery, cesarean birth and pain relief options. Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. ( * Maternity Tour included ).
 

Class availability is on a first come first served basis. Please note that class dates listed below do not reflect a guarantee of availability.

Fee: $150.00

Parking: Discounted parking is available in Lot P1 or P2 or any validated lot

For more information, call 310-423-5168

 

Wednesday Classes

   
February 4 - February 11, 2015
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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March 4 - March 11, 2015
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Thursday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Thursday during the session

   
*January 29 - February 5, 2015
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*February 19 - March 5, 2015
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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February 5 - February 12, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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March 5 - March 12, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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March 26 - April 2, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 7 - May 14, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 9 - July 16, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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August 6 - August 13, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Saturday Classes



February 7 - February 14, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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March 7 - March 14, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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April 18 - April 25, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 2 - May 9, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 6 - June 13, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 11 - July 18, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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August 1 - August 8, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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September 12 - September 19, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Prepared Childbirth Series (One-Day Intensive)

This one-day intensive series meet for five hours. Topics covered are physical and emotional changes, the role of the labor coach, Lamaze techniques for relaxation and breathing, variations in labor and delivery, cesarean birth and pain relief options. Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. ( Tour not included ).

Class availability is on a first come first served basis. Fee $150.00 Please not that class dates listed below do not reflect a guarantee of availability.

For more information, call (310) 423-5168

Thursday Classes


March 19,  2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Friday Classes

   
February 6, 2015
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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February 13, 2015
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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March 6, 2015
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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March 13, 2015
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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April 17, 2015   
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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April 24, 2015 
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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 May 8, 2015
 5:00PM - 10:00PM
 Debbie Karaman
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 May 15, 2015
 5:00PM - 10:00PM
 Debbie Karaman
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June 5, 2015
 5:00PM - 10:00PM
 Debbie Karaman
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June 12, 2015 
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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Saturday Classes

   
March 21, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 16, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 25, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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August 15, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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