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    Childbirth Preparation - 2 sessions, Weekend (Santa Cruz)

    This multiple session class is intended for expectant mothers and their chosen labor support person. Ideally the class should be completed 4-6 weeks prior to their due date. Certified Childbirth Educators or Labor and Delivery Nurses cover stages of labor, hospital procedures, medications, cesareans, birthing options and postpartum recovery using video, lecture and group discussion. Couples will also engage in active practice of comfort techniques such as breathing, positioning and touch.

    **Tours of El Camino hospital are included as part of the class when taken at the Mountain View Center. If you are taking a class at a different PAMF facility and are planning to deliver at ECH for the first time, please call 650-934-7373 to arrange for a tour once you've completed your class registration.

    **Those couples delivering at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto), Washington Hospital (Fremont) and Sequoia Hospital (Redwood City) should contact the hospital directly for tour information. For tours of Sutter Maternity and Surgery (Santa Cruz), call 831-479-6628 for a Tour on the First or Fourth Monday or Third Thursday of the month.


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    1:00 PM to 5:30 PM | Santa Cruz
    1:00 PM to 5:30 PM | Santa Cruz
    1:00 PM to 5:30 PM | Santa Cruz
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