Childbirth Preparation Classes Verde Valley Medical Center
Congratulations! You are expecting a baby and it is an exciting time. Our Childbirth Education, or CBE, team at Verde Valley Medical Center is here to help you and your family prepare for this experience. We offer a variety of classes and services to give you the information and assistance you will need for birth and beyond. Classes are taught by Labor and Delivery nurses and certified, specially trained healthcare professionals. Early registration is recommended, as classes fill up quickly.
This class is offered as a four-week series. Topics include labor, delivery, and the postpartum period; relaxation and breathing techniques (with practice); comfort measures and coping strategies; medications; inductions; epidurals; C-sections; and the role of the support person. A physician from Anesthesia conducts an anesthesia Q&A session during the series. We also cover nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding; breastfeeding and feeding your baby; newborn care; and what to expect when you go home. Plan to finish the series prior to 34 weeks of pregnancy. The $40 tuition is for two people – the mother and her partner.
2020 Class Dates:
- Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
- March 5, 12, 19, 26
- May 7, 14, 21, 28
- July 9, 16, 23, 30
- Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
- Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3
All classes are from 6 to 9 p.m. at Verde Valley Medical Center’s Conference Room B, 269 S. Candy Lane in Cottonwood.
Registration is now available through our Learning Management System, or LMS. You may register and pay for classes online by creating an account through LMS.
Non-employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, please go directly to the registration site at NAH Learning Management System (LMS) for community members(link is external).
Employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, please go directly to the NAH colleague portal at NAHLink.com.
Once logged into LMS, select "Search" at the top of the screen, select "Classroom" under the course type criteria and then enter the class name in the search box. This will provide a list of available class dates.
You may also contact the NAH Education office at 928-773-2491 to register. Email Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com(link sends e-mail) with any questions about classes, sliding scale or registration. If paying by check or money order, please make payable to Northern Arizona Healthcare – Childbirth Education.
The Childbirth Education Department now offers an income-based sliding scale applicable to all courses and course package fees. If you are interested in applying for the sliding scale, please check the box regarding sliding scale on the registration form. You will need to verify household size and income.
For more information on our sliding scale or additional class fee discounts, please contact us at Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com(link sends e-mail).
Gift certificates are available. In addition, NAH colleagues are eligible for discounts.
If you are unable to attend the first class of the four-week series and fail to notify the CBE office at least 24 hours prior, no reimbursement will be issued.
After online registration, you will receive an email from the Childbirth Education office to confirming receipt of your registration. If you do not receive registration materials within 48 hours of your scheduled class, please contact the Childbirth Education office at 480-458-7042 or Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com(link sends e-mail). Please include your email address and current phone number in any messages to ensure accurate delivery of your registration information.
If you would like to register for a class less than 24 hours before it is scheduled, please contact the Childbirth Education office to confirm there are still seats available before registering online. Classes tend to fill quickly.
If a class is posted as FULL and you are interested in registering for that class, please contact the Childbirth Education Office at Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com(link sends e-mail). You will be placed on the waiting list. You will be notified by phone if there is a cancellation and seats become available for you and your partner.
If you are unable to attend one of the classes, please email Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com(link sends e-mail) so the instructor can be notified.