Childbirth Preparation Class | USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Childbirth Preparation Class

Childbirth Preparation Class

Do you want to fee more prepared for the labor and birth of your baby?

Our Childbirth Preparation Class meets once a week for five weeks so you can plan to finish your classes four weeks prior to your due date.


$90 if you are delivering at VHH     $95 if you are delivering elsewhere

These classes fill quickly!

Please call The Family Education Program for more information and to register: 818-952-2272

Class Topics Include:

  • Comfort techniques for moving through labor (pelvic tilt, climbing stairs, getting up or down from floor to chair)
  • Muscle strengthening exercises for pregnancy (pelvic kegal)
  • Signs of labor
  • Female reproductive anatomy of labor and delivery
  • Cervical exam (effacement, dilation, station, and process of descent)
  • Stages of labor (early, active, transition, loss of control, back labor)
  • Birth
  • Episiotomy/Lacerations
  • Separation and expulsion of placenta
  • Involution of the uterus and the 4th trimester
  • Induction/Augmentation of labor
  • Medications and anesthesia for labor and birth
  • Cesarean section birth
  • Relaxation techniques and practice (cleaning breath, effleurage, pattern-paced breathing, overcoming the urge to push, breathing patterns for pushing stage)
  • Comfort positions and other suggestions for labor
  • Welcome to parenthood and postpartum
  • Characteristics of the newborn



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