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  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)

 

Wednesday Classes

July 8 - July 29, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Sunday Classes

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

 

August 2 - August 23, 2015
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Carlie Baiocchi
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August 2 - August 23, 2015
1:30PM to 4:00PM
Carlie Baiocchi
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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

 

August 3 - August 17, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Carmen Chevez
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Tuesday Classes

     

August 4 - August 18, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Adam Grey
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August 11 - August 25, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Precious Holley
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Wednesday Classes

September 2 - September 16, 2015    
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Precious Holley
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Thursday Classes

 

August 6 - August 20, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Monica Lundry
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September 10 - September 24, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Monica Lundry
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Sunday Classes



July 12 - July 26, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Sarah Miller
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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

Monday Classes

 

July 13 - July 20, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Carmen Chavez
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Tuesday Classes

September 1 - September 8, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Adam Grey
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Wednesday Classes

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

August 5 - August 12, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Mykel LeCheminant
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August 19 - August 26, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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September 9 - September 16, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Thursday Classes

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

 

July 9 - July 16, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Monica Lundry
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July 23 - July 30, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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August 6 - August 13, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Monica Lundry
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August 20 - August 27, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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September 10 - September 17, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Friday Classes

 
July 24 - July 31, 2015    
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Precious Holley
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Saturday Classes



July 18 - July 25, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Carlie Baiocchi
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September 12 - September 19, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Haley Saunders
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Sunday Classes

September 20 - September 27, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Sarah Miller
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September 20 - September 27, 2015
2:00PM to 5:00PM
Sarah Miller
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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. ( Maternity Tour 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

Friday Classes

   
July 10, 2015    
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth Kelly
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July 17, 2015    
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth Kelly
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August 14, 2015    
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth Kelly
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August 28, 2015    
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth Kelly
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September 4, 2015    
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth Kelly
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September 11, 2015    
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Beth Kelly
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Saturday Classes

   
June 27, 2015
9:30AM to 3:30PM
Carlie Baiocchi
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August 15, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Haley Saunders
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August 22, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Haley Saunders
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September 26, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Carlie Baiocchi
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Sunday Classes

August 23, 2015
9:30AM - 4:30PM
Sarah Miller
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