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 Director of Programs and Community Engagement, 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 8th-June 29th
  • July 6th-27th
  • August 3rd-24th
  • August 31st-September 21st
  • September 28th-October 19th
  • October 26th-November 16th
  • November 23rd-December 14th
  • December 21st-January 11th, 2022


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

  • June 2nd-23rd, 2021
  • June 30th-July 21st, 2021
  • July 28th-August 18th, 2021
  • August 25th-September 15th
  • September 22nd-October 13th
  • October 20th-November 10th
  • November 17th-December 8th
  • December 15th-January 5th, 2022


To register, please call 610-525-6086.


Questions? E-mail our Director of Programs and Community Engagement, 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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