- Wed 3/6 & Wed 3/13 @ 6:00-8:30p SESSION IS FULL
- Thu 4/4 & Wed 4/10 @ 6:00-8:30p SESSION IS FULL
- Sat 4/20 @ 12:00-5:00p
- Tue 5/14 & Tue 5/21 @ 6:00-8:30p
- Sat 6/22 12:00-5:00p
Childbirth Preparation (In Person)
$180.00 per couple
- Ideal For: Expectant parents, preferably between 26-36 weeks
- Duration: 5 hours total, one day OR divided into two 2.5 hr classes
- Location: MLFEd Studio – Devon, PA
- NOTE: This class is also available on-demand. To purchase Childbirth Preparation on-demand, click here.
What Couples are Saying:
Experts in the subject
I loved the topics covered and think the amount of time spent on each was perfect. I also feel like both instructors (Nicole via virtual link for Part 1 & Liz in-person for Part 2) were truly experts in the subjects and made the information easy to understand, shared real examples/stories, and overall really helped ease some of my anxiety and nerves about the birth process.
A comfortable space to learn
My husband and I both absolutely loved this class! We’ll be back in a month for Infant & Child CPR Class, and I’m planning to sign up for at least 1 or 2 more. Thank you for offering such a comfortable space to help new parents learn!
So nice and supportive
We took Childbirth Preparation with Nicole. She is amazing – so nice and supportive. She answered all of our questions and was a wealth of knowledge.
My wife and I attended a five hour session on Sunday and cannot rave enough about the program. We learned so much, but more importantly feel so much more comfortable and prepared to start this new journey. The instructor’s expertise was paramount in the session, and I can honestly say she put many fears at ease.
Handouts were “gold”
I loved having this class meet in-person plus the handouts which my husband and I said were “gold” with information.
Feeling confident and excited
Before the class I was nervous about labor and delivery, but now am now confident and excited to bring our girl into the world.
From a Maternity Nurse
It is clearly evident which parents have truly prepared for the birth of their child. I took care of a super cute couple that delivered at Lankenau and took classes with you. I remember that they were first-time parents, but confident. They had their act together! That’s why I asked them if they had prepared — and they mentioned your program at Main Line Family Education.
I would definitely recommend
I would definitely recommend to a friend. I feel much less stressed and uncertain about what to expect. Liz did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to take her Newborn Basics class!
Instructors curated what is important to know
Because there is so much information online about childbirth, it was very nice to have experts in the field really curate what is important to know and what you can expect at the hospital.
My husband and I are first-time parents and this class really helped to learn about important topics in childbirth, but not in an overwhelming way. I enjoyed the content that the presenters shared and their personal anecdotes along the way.
Super passionate instructors
The instructors are super passionate and love to field any questions which makes us feel that much better going into labor and delivery.
I liked all the topics the instructors covered. I thought it was very insightful and it helped to calm a lot of anxieties surrounding childbirth.
Tons of great information
The passion of the instructors made us feel like we’re going to be okay and cared for. The course had tons of great information and some insider L&D Nurse insight which we’re definitely going to use.
I would recommend the course to any first-time mom-to-be!
Nicole was a fantastic instructor! She is very engaging. She makes sure you and your partner are comfortable, understand what she is teaching, and answers questions thoroughly! She was a wonderful instructor and I would recommend her course to any first-time mom-to-be!
The most helpful class we took
We found this class to be the most helpful class we had taken (we tried a few through insurance and our OB group) and found this one blew it out of the water!”
Liz did an absolutely fantastic job! I was engaged the whole time and never felt pressured to answer a question if I didn’t want to. She made me feel more confident and comfortable with the birth process. All of my questions were answered! I’m so thankful!
About the Class:
This class is taught by an experienced Labor and Delivery, Newborn and Postpartum Nurse who holds a certification in Childbirth Education. Each session is taught live with a small class size, which guarantees a personalized experience for your family.
This class will reduce your fear of the unknown and help you feel more confident in the weeks leading up to your baby’s birth. Topics include when to go to the hospital, normal labor progression, informed consent, and pain management options – both medicinal and non-medicinal – just to name a few. We’ll also guide partners with what they can do to help during labor and after baby’s birth. Coaches who truly understand the birth process and feel empowered to participate make the best advocates for their partners during labor!
- Anatomy and Physiology of Labor and Birth
- Signs of Labor: How will I know when it’s time?
- Pain Relief – natural and medical options
- Breathing Techniques for Labor
- Vaginal Delivery
- C-section Delivery
- Interventions: what they are and why they may be necessary
- Support and Guidance for Labor Partners
- Identifying and Communicating your Birth Wishes
- Packing List: what should I bring to the hospital?
- What happens immediately after birth
- What to expect from your Newborn
- Choosing a pediatrician
- Caring for yourself Postpartum