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Childbirth Preparation Classes

McLeod Health offers several options for childbirth preparation classes, including a four- or five-week series that meets one night per week, or one-day Saturday classes for those who cannot fit several weeks of classes into their schedules. Both class formats cover the following topics:

  • Stages of labor
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Pain management options and interventions during labor
  • Preparing for delivery

Participants should bring 2 bed pillows and wear comfortable clothes (no skirts or dresses).


Four/Five week series or one day class

Tuesday Night Series, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Jan 5 - Feb 2  
Feb 16 - Mar 15  
Apr 5 - May 3   
June 7 - July 5  
Oct 4 - Nov 1  

Wednesday Night Series, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Feb 10 - Mar 9  
Mar 23 - Apr 20  
May 4 - June 1  
June 15- July 13  
July 27 - Aug 24  
Sept 7 - Oct 5  
Oct 19 - Nov 16  

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

February 6  
May 7  
July 16  
November 12  


This class is free of charge for those who plan to deliver at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Fees apply to those who plan to deliver elsewhere. Registration is required. Please call McLeod Reservations & Scheduling at (843) 777-2005 or toll-free at 1-800-667-2005 to register.

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