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Prepared Childbirth

We offer a wide variety of prepared childbirth classes to fit your schedule and needs.

Prepared Childbirth Series

This two-and-a-half hour class, held once a week for three weeks, is designed to prepare expectant parents for the joys and challenges of labor and birth.

Topics include:

  • Stages of labor and birth
  • Signs and symptoms of preterm labor and fetal kick counts
  • Pain management strategies, both non-pharmacological and pharmacological
  • Cesarean birth (indications, what to expect and how to recover)
  • Hospital admission process
  • PowerPoint presentation of all maternal units (LDR, MBU, NICU)

We recommend that you begin this class series around your seventh month of pregnancy. Registration is required. Register Online.

Prepared Childbirth Super Saturday Class

This comprehensive, abridged one-day class is perfect for expectant parents who are unable to attend the weekly class series, but covers the same material. The class is available at both the Hoag Newport Beach and Hoag Irvine campuses. Be sure to select your preferred location during registration.

Topics include:

  • Stages of labor and birth
  • Signs and symptoms of preterm labor, fetal kick counts
  • Pain management strategies, both non-pharmacological and pharmacological
  • Cesarean birth (indications, what to expect and how to recover)
  • Hospital admission process
  • PowerPoint presentation of all maternal units (LDR, MBU, NICU)

We recommend that you begin this class series around your seventh month of pregnancy. Registration is required. Register Online.

Cesarean Birth Class

This two-and-a-half hour class thoroughly prepares couples for Cesarean delivery and is only offered quarterly. Our goal is to make your transition from expectant parents to family a safe and memorable one.

Topics include:

  • Preterm labor
  • How to perform kick counts
  • Reasons for Caesarean delivery
  • Epidural and spinal anesthesia
  • The surgical procedure
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Recovery at home
  • NICU
  • Resources available to you

We recommend that you attend this class around your seventh month of pregnancy. Registration is required. ** This class is not currently available. Call 800-400-HOAG (4624) for more information.

Multiple Miracles

Presented by an OB Educator who is a seasoned mother of twins, this class is targeted to expectant parents of multiples and covers special considerations for mother and infants; psychosocial impact; high risk pregnancy/birth; bedrest; Hoag NICU; feeding and managing infant care. This class is offered quarterly.

We recommend that you attend this class around your sixth month of pregnancy. Registration is required. ** This class is not currently available. Call 800-400-HOAG (4624) for more information.

Boot Camp for New Dads

Dads-to-be learn from "veteran" fathers (and their babies) what to expect and what to do when they become fathers. No topic is off limits and no question is dumb in this guys-only workshop.

Learn to troubleshoot a crying baby (it's like figuring out what's wrong with your computer), how other guys have found a work/home balance, what changes (mentally and physically) new moms go through and how to support them, how to fortify your relationship for the bump road ahead, why fathers are important to children and much more.

Guys will come away confident they can be great fathers. Attendance is recommended one to two months before your baby arrives. For more information, please call Hoag's Babyline at 949-764-BABY (2229) or Register Online.