This series of four online childbirth classes is designed to help parents-to-be feel better prepared by getting the answers they need. Each of the four sessions will cover different topics, including preparing for birth and delivery, hospital procedures and medication choices, relaxation and breathing techniques and postpartum care.
You can choose to enroll for up to four classes depending on your needs and schedule.
Class No. 1 Topics:
- Preterm labor
- Signs of labor
- Coping skills and relaxation
Class No. 2 Topics:
- Stages and phases of labor
- Second stage of labor
- Birth video
- Coping skills
Class No. 3 Topics:
- Hospital procedures
- Virtual hospital tour
Class No. 4 Topics:
- Cesarean birth
- Newborn characteristics and procedures
- Postpartum recovery
Please note that you should register only once for each session. We recommend taking the classes in order as the information builds from each class.
These courses are free for Sharp Health Plan Insurance members and offered at a discount for Sharp HealthCare employees. To take advantage of these discounts, please call us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm.
We also offer this class in a one-day format. Please go to Childbirth Preparation One-Day Class for more information.
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Online cancellation is not available for this class. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 48 hours in advance by calling 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).
If you registered using the City of San Diego employee discount, please remember to have your employee identification badge ready to show the instructor if asked.
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.
This class is taught by a certified perinatal educator.
Childbirth Preparation Class No. 1 — Aug. 1, 4, 18 or 22; Sept. 1, 7, 12, 15, 26, or 29
Childbirth Preparation Class No. 2 — Aug. 1, 6, 20 or 22; Sept. 3, 12, 14, 17 or 26
Childbirth Preparation Class No. 3 — Aug. 2, 11, 23 or 25; Sept. 8, 13, 21, 22 or 27
Childbirth Preparation Class No. 4 — Aug. 2, 13, 23 or 27; Sept. 10, 13, 24, 27 or 28
Please register for one date of each of the four classes above to receive all the information.
Please note that these classes will be held online only. You can attend via phone, personal computer or mobile device. Please make sure to provide an email address. You will be sent login instructions in a separate email from your registration confirmation.
If you did not receive the login instructions, please call us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm.
Please have two pillows and a blanket to use during class.
We recommend completing these courses three to four weeks prior to your due date.