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Childbirth Preparation Classes Verde Valley Medical Center

March 27, 2024 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

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.

Course Description

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. 

2024 Class Dates:

  • January 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • March 6,13, 20 and 27
  • May 1, 8, 15 and 22
  • July 10, 17, 24 and 31
  • September 4, 11, 18 and 25


Courtyard Plaza
269 S. Candy Lane
Cottonwood, AZ 86326


$40 tuition is for two people – the mother and support person.

Register now:

Registration and payment for classes can be made online by creating an account through the Learning Management System (LMS).

Once logged into LMS, select “Search” at the top of the screen, select “Classroom” under the course type criteria and then enter “Childbirth Preparation” 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 or with any questions about classes or registration. If paying by check or money order, please make payable to Northern Arizona Healthcare – Childbirth Education.

Additional Information

After online registration, you will receive an email from the Childbirth Education office to confirm receipt of your registration. Books will be given out during the first class.

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 Education office at 928-773-2491. 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 contact the Education office with at least 24 hours notice at 928-773-2491 or email [email protected], so the instructor can be notified.

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