All prenatal classes, hospital tours and outpatient support groups at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, and Sharp Grossmont Hospital are canceled through May 31. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to focus on the health and safety of our patients, staff, caregivers and community.
The most popular of our childbirth preparation courses, this class meets once a week for four weeks. A hospital tour is included during the fourth week of class (subject to change), excluding the Carlsbad location.
Topics covered in this course include:
- How your body prepares for birth and delivery
- Hospital procedures and medication choices
- Cesarean delivery
- Relaxation and breathing techniques
- Newborn characteristics and procedures
This class is also available in Spanish. Go to Curso de Preparación para el Parto en 4 Días for dates and times.
This class is free for Sharp Health Plan Insurance members and offered at a discount for Sharp HealthCare employees.
Sharp Mary Birch Expectant Parent Package: Choose from the four-week, weekend or one-day childbirth preparation classes and add a breastfeeding and baby care basics class for an additional $40 (a $20 discount). Discount applicable to new registrations for classes sponsored by Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns only. Must purchase all three classes in the same transaction. Classes are nonrefundable if canceled after June 30, 2020.
To take advantage of any of the discounts above, please call us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).
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If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Visitors may park on the street in front of the Knollwood Building or in the lot with signs that read “Sharp Cardiac/Pulmonary Patient Permit Parking Only." This lot is located on the corner of Meadow Lark Drive and Birmingham Way.
The Knollwood Building is a secure facility. Please plan to arrive early to ensure that an attendant can be there to allow you to access the building.
If you registered using the City of San Diego employee discount, please remember to bring your employee identification badge with you to the first class.
Out of consideration for others, please refrain from attending the class if you are sick or think you might be contagious.
Student Observation: If you are not an expectant parent and need to observe a class, approval must be obtained prior to attendance. Please be advised that any paid registration for observation purposes will not be refunded. To obtain approval, please call 1-800-82-SHARP and you will be referred to the appropriate location. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
This class is taught by a certified perinatal educator.
For classes at the Knollwood Building, Sharp Mary Birch Education Center and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, please bring two pillows and a blanket to all classes.
For classes at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Women's Health Center, please bring one pillow to each session.
We recommend completing the course three to four weeks prior to your due date.