This comprehensive course for first-time parents will help them prepare for the pregnancy, birth, recovery, and caring for their newborn. Topics include overview and recognition of labor, stages of labor, methods of delivery, pain relief (including epidurals), relaxation and breathing techniques for labor, pushing techniques, hospital procedures, unplanned C-sections, postpartum adjustment, newborn care, feeding and safety, and a tour of the Katena Center. This course is offered on weeknights, so please register early to assure your first choice! We also offer this program in Spanish and six additional languages. Saint Clare’s also offers a web-based childbirth class for mothers on bedrest or those unable to attend childbirth classes. For more information, please call 973-625-6387.