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Childbirth Education eClass (online class)

Our online childbirth class is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible class schedule or for moms on bed rest. Have you given birth before? This online class is a great refresher course! You’ll learn the same essential information as an on-site class, including what’s happening to your changing body, how you’ll know when you are really in labor, helpful comfort techniques, advice for partners, an overview of medical procedures, and much more. Understanding Birth: eClass, is a unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive, evidence-based information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth. Included in your registration is a tour of the Birthplace at Crittenton and a skills session with one of our childbirth educators. Once registered, participants will receive an email with a link to the class as well as additional information within 2-3 business days.  You will have 24/7 access to the website for 120 days from your first login.


Your Own Home

Date: Fri, 09-01-2017
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $60.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: Unlimited

Birthplace Tour

Take a tour of the Birthplace (Labor & Delivery Unit) and learn about where to go and what to bring when you are ready to deliver.  You can also check out the Birthplace page on our website for information and to pre-register for your delivery.  Registration for the tour includes the expectant mother and her support person.  No children under the age of 15 are allowed on this tour.  Registration is required.  Meet in the main lobby. (If you have registered for a Prepared Childbirth class, you will take a tour during your class and you do not need to register for a separate Birthplace Tour)


North Lobby
1101 W. University
Rochester, MI  48307

Map and Directions

Date: Thu, 09-14-2017
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 9 of 12

Prepared Childbirth Express

Knowing what to expect prior to the birth of your baby will go a long way towards helping prepare you and your family.  Whether you are planning to give birth naturally or with the assistance of medications, this class is designed to help an expectant mother and her support partner prepare for the birth of her baby.  For your comfort, we recommend completing this class 2-3 months before your due date.  FREE with this class, mother and baby care guide book. Information will be provided at class.  Registration includes both mom and her partner. Please bring a blanket and 2 pillows. This condensed class includes the same information covered in the 3-week series: Tips for staying comfortable at the end of pregnancy, How to know when labor begins, What to pack for the hospital, What to expect in labor through the birth of your baby, Techniques to help cope with the challenges of labor, Medical options for labor and delivery, Cesarean birth, Recovery after delivery, Normal newborns, And a tour of the Birthplace. There will be a break for lunch.  You may bring a lunch or purchase one at the cafeteria or a nearby restaurant.


Crittenton Hosptital (North Classroom 2 A&B)
1101 W. University Dr
Rochester, MI  48307

Map and Directions

Date: Sat, 09-16-2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: $85.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 10 of 10