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

 
*September 8 - October 6, 2014
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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October 13 - November 3, 2014
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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November 10 - December 1, 2014
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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December 8 - December 29, 2014
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

   

September 9 - September 30, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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October 14 - November 4, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*November 18 - December 16, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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Thursday Classes

   
October 2 - October 23, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Sunday Classes

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

  

*August 24 - September 21, 2014
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*August 24 - September 21, 2014
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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December 7 - December 28, 2014
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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December 7 - December 28, 2014
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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September 7 - September 28, 2014
2:30PM - 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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September 7 - September 28, 2014
5:15PM - 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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October 12 - November 2, 2014
2:30PM - 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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October 12 - November 2, 2014
5:15PM - 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*November 16 - December 14, 2014
2:30PM - 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*November 16 - December 14, 2014
5:15PM - 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).


Tuesday Classes

     

August 19 - September 2, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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September 9 - September 23, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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September 30 - October 14, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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October 21 - November 4, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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November 11 - December 2, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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December 9 - December 23, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Thursday Classes

 

September 4 - September 18, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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November 6 - November 20, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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December 4 - December 18, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Sunday Classes



*October 5 - November 2, 2014
10:00AM to 1:0PM
Madalyn Morris
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*October 5 - November 2, 2014
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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November 9 - November 23, 2014
10:00AM to 1:0PM
Madalyn Morris
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November 9 - November 23, 2014
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

 

Monday Classes

   
*November 17 - November 24, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Wednesday Classes

   
*September 3 - September 10, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*October 8 - October 15, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*December 3 - December 10, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Thursday Classes

   
*August 14 - August 28, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*September 4 - September 11, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*September 18 - October 2, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*October 9 - October 16, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*December 4 - December 11, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Saturday Classes

October 11 - October 18, 2014
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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November 15 - November 22, 2014
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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December 6 - December 13, 2014
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


Friday Classes

   
September 5, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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September 12, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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October 10, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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October 17, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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November 14, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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November 21, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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December 5, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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December 12, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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