Childbirth Class Options (cont.)

Where to Find Birthing Classes

There are many ways to find childbirth classes in your community. Start with your obstetrician, family doctor, or midwife. You may also locate classes through the following:

  • Friends, family members, and acquaintances

  • Hospitals, pregnancy centers, and birth centers

  • The International Childbirth Education Association, which teaches trainers

  • Specific childbirth education organizations

  • Community resource centers

If you find that a technique you are interested in is not taught in your community, don't rule it out. Some courses can be taken via book or DVD in the comfort of your home.

WebMD Medical Reference

The Nemours Foundation: "Birthing Classes."
American Pregnancy Association: "Childbirth Education Classes."
University of Cincinnati: "Lamaze."
University of Maryland Medical Center: "Bradley Method." "Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique." Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on February 25, 2010

Last Editorial Review: 4/29/2011 5:23:28 PM

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