Childbirth Preparation Series (Lamaze)
Do you want to feel more prepared for the labor and birth of your baby?
Our Childbirth Preparation Class is for you. Class topics include signs of labor, comfort techniques for moving through labor, medication and anesthesia for labor and birth, relaxation and breathing techniques and much more. Our Childbirth Preparation Class meets once a week, for three weeks. You should plan to finish your class approximately four weeks before your due date. For more information and to determine which classes are right for you, contact our Family Education Department at
What We Will Cover
Just some of the topics we’ll go over include:
- Cesarean section birth
- Comfort techniques for moving through labor (pelvic tilt, climbing stairs, getting up or down from floor to chair)
- Involution of the uterus and the fourth trimester
- Medications and anesthesia for labor and birth
- Relaxation techniques and practice (cleaning breath, effleurage, pattern-paced breathing, overcoming the urge to push, breathing patterns for pushing stage)
- Separation and expulsion of placenta
- Signs of labor
- Welcome to parenthood and postpartum
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does this class cost?
90, per couple, if you are delivering at USC-VHH
$95, per couple, if you are delivering elsewhere
How is payment collected?
Please contact us to arrange payment options before the beginning of the class.
How long does this class take?
Each class is 2 hours long.
When is this class?
This is a three-week series. Classes meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-9 p.m.
Where does this class take place?
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
1812 Verdugo Blvd, 4th floor, Council Room
Glendale, CA 91208
When is the ideal time to take this class for best results
The ideal time to take this class is between your fourth and sixth months of pregnancy.
Are there any prerequisites for this class?
There are no prerequisites for this class.
Whom can I contact for additional information?
For more information, you can contact our Family Education Coordinator,
Teri Rice, at (818) 952-2272 or Teri.Rice@vhh.usc.edu.