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Preparing for Birth Flagstaff Medical Center

August 26, 2024 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Congratulations! You are expecting a baby and it is an exciting time. The members of our Childbirth Education, or CBE, team at Flagstaff Medical Center are 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 and specially trained healthcare professionals. Early registration is recommended, as classes fill up quickly.

Course Description

This three-week series is for those who may not be able to attend an all-day Saturday class and who prefer to have a weeknight class and more opportunities to interact with other expecting parents. Topics include labor and delivery; relaxation and breathing techniques with three practice sessions; comfort measures and coping strategies; medications; inductions; epidurals; c-sections; and the role of the support person. A physician from Forest Country Anesthesia conducts an anesthesia Q&A session during the series. Also, a certified car seat safety technician from Coconino Country Public Health Services District visits the last class to provide infant safety car seat information. Plan to finish the series prior to 34 weeks of pregnancy. 

You will need to have the following items handy for your classes: 2 to 4 pillows, an afghan, blanket, or yoga mat for floor exercises and a refillable water bottle to use throughout the evening. Feel free to have some snacks on hand for you and your labor partner. Be sure to wear comfortable, stretchy clothing.

Class Dates 2024:​​

  • January 22, January 29 and February 5
  • March 18, March 25 and April 1
  • May 6, May 13 and May 20
  • August 12, August 19 and August 26
  • October 21, October 28 and November 4

Location:

1000 N. Humphreys
Suites 241-242
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 

Cost:

Non-employee: $70 tuition is for two people – the mother and her partner.
Employee: $56 tuition is for two people – the mother and her partner.

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 “the class name “Preparing for Birth” in the search box. This will provide a list of available class dates.

You may also contact the Education office at 928-773-2491. 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 confirming receipt of your registration. If you do not receive registration materials within 48 hours of your scheduled class, please contact the Education office at 928-773-2491. 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 before registering on-line to confirm that there are still seats available. 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 cannot attend the class you registered for, please notify the CBE office at least 24 hours prior to the date of the class so the instructor can be notified.

If your class is canceled due to severe weather conditions, the Childbirth Education office will notify you by phone and a make-up date will be provided as soon as possible.

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NAH Education Department

(928) 773-2491