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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)


Main Lobby
1101 W. University Dr.
Rochester, MI  48307

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Date: Tue, 01-09-2018
Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 7 of 10

Prepared Childbirth 3-week Series

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 series 2-3 months before your due date.  FREE with this class, mother and baby care learning guide.  Information will be provided at the class. Please bring a blanket and 2 pillows.  Registration includes both mom and her partner. This series includes: Tips for staying comfortable at the end of pregnancy, How to know when labor begins, What to bring to 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. This class meets once a week for 3 weeks beginning on the date listed.


Ascension Crittenton Hospital (North classroom 2 C&D)
1101 W. University
Rochester, MI  48307

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Date: Thu, 01-11-2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Price: $85.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 10 of 10

Understanding Birth eClass

Can’t come to a childbirth class? We’ll bring it to you! Consider the Understanding Birth eClass your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan! You can access the eClass from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 4-6 hours to complete. Once you register for this class, you will receive an e-mail within 2-3 business days with a link to access your class.    


Your Own Home

Date: Mon, 01-01-2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $65.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: Unlimited

Prenatal Yoga 3-week series

Join a community of expectant moms to help physically, mentally & emotionally prepare for childbirth. You will learn various gentle yoga poses and breathing techniques to help create ease and comfort during pregnancy and labor. This prenatal yoga class is for women at all stages of pregnancy and any fitness level.  No previous yoga experience necessary. Please consult your physician or midwife prior to participation. Please bring a yoga mat and pillows. Class meets on 1/8, 1/15, & 1/29 (no class 1/22) Registration ends 1/6!


Ascension Crittenton Hospital (North Classrooms)
1101 W. University Dr
Rochester, MI  48307

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Date: Mon, 01-08-2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Price: $45.00
Registration: OPEN
Available Spaces: 11 of 12