Preparation for Childbirth Class

This four-week course, required for first-time parents planning to give birth at The Birth Center, covers the anatomy and physiology of labor and birth, natural pain coping strategies, unexpected outcomes, and birth technology. Immediate postpartum issues and newborn care will also be briefly discussed.

Classes incorporate mindfulness exercises, focused breathing, relaxation techniques, movement for labor, and partner support skills. The format combines lecture, discussion, hands-on demonstration, and student participation. Birth videos will be shown.

$240 per couple

Note: If you wish to take childbirth classes elsewhere, please contact our Programs Coordinator, Nikki Graham (ngraham@lifecyclewomancare.org) so she can review the content of your alternative. You will then be required to take the Childbirth Preparation Supplemental class (listed below) in lieu of the series.


At this time, our Preparation for Childbirth class series is only offered to LWC clients.

“Having delivered twice at The Birth Center at LWC, I couldn’t be happier with my experiences. I felt so cared for and safe there. Welcoming, comforting, trustworthy—the combination of the homey feel I wanted with professional, experienced midwives and nurses let me relax, knowing I was in good hands. The midwives, always there when we needed them, also seemed to know just when to give us space. When pushing became difficult during my second birth, the midwife quickly assessed the situation and helped me get things back on track. I can’t imagine birthing anywhere else.” 
Megan H.

Upcoming Preparation for Childbirth Classes


Tuesdays, 7 – 9:30 pm (4 per series)

  • June 9th-30th
  • July 7th-28th
  • August 4th-25th
  • September 1st-22nd
  • September 29th-October 20th
  • October 27th-November 17th
  • November 24th-December 15th
  • December 22nd-January 12th, 2021


Wednesdays,  7 – 9:30 pm (4 per series)

  • June 3rd-24th
  • July 1st-22nd
  • July 29th-August 19th
  • August 26th-September 16th
  • September 23rd-October 14th
  • October 21st-November 11th
  • November 18th-December 9th
  • December 16th-January 6th, 2021


To register, please call 610-525-6086.


Questions? E-mail our Programs Coordinator, Nikki Graham. ngraham@lifecyclewomancare.org


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the class date will not be refunded, unless a medical reason exists.

If classes are canceled and not rescheduled, reimbursement payment will not occur until after your birth and the global birth account is settled.

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