Prepared Childbirth Series

All classes are held at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Specific class locations will be included in your confirmation e-mail. For a map of the Cedars-Sinai campus, click here.

We offer a variety of childbirth classes to meet all of your birthing and scheduling needs. A complimentary Maternity Tour is included in the 4-part and 3-part Prepared Childbirth Class, the Cesarean Class, and the Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) class. Special arrangements for a tour can be made with the other childbirth classes. Please speak to the instructor

Prepared Childbirth Series

The Prepared Childbirth Series is available in the following formats:

  • 4-part - meets once a week for four weeks. Each class is 2 1/2 hours.
  • 3-part - meets once a week for three weeks. Each class is 3 hours.
  • 2-part - meets once a week for two weeks. Each class is 3 hours.
  • A one day intensive which meets for 5 hours.

*Please note that the 2-part and one day classes are condensed classes and, therefore, offer an overview of the following topics and a brief practice period. Some students may benefit more from taking the longer classes.

These classes cover the following topics:

  • Physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, labor, birth and recovery
  • Role of the birthing coach
  • Relaxation, breathing techniques, and other pain coping strategies
  • Variations in labor and delivery
  • Pain relief options
  • Cesarean birth
  • Recovery and postpartum

Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. Note: Bring 2 pillows to class.

Class availability is on a first come first served basis.

Fee: $150.00 per couple. (Please note that class dates listed below do not reflect a guarantee of availability.)

Parking: Discounted parking is available in Lot P1 or P2 or any validated lot

 

Prepared Childbirth Series (Four Part)

 

Monday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Monday during the session

 

April 6 - April 27, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Tuesday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Tuesday during the session

   

April 21 - May 12, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*May 19 - June 16, 2015
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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Sunday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Sunday during the session

 

*April 12 - May 10, 2015
2:30PM to 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*April 12 - May 10, 2015
5:15PM to 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*May 17 - June 21, 2015
2:30PM to 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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*May 17 - June 21, 2015
5:15PM to 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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Prepared Childbirth Series (Three Part)

This three-week series for mothers and their partners meets once weekly for three hours. Topics covered are physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, the role of the labor coach, Lamaze techniques for relaxation and breathing, variations in labor and delivery, cesarean birth and pain relief options. The 2, 3, and 4-week series also include a maternity tour. Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. Note: Bring 2 pillows to class. (Maternity Tour included).

Monday Classes

 

May 4 - May 18, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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June 1 - June 15, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Tuesday Classes

     

April 7 - April 21, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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May 5 - May 19, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*June 2 - June 23, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Thursday Classes

 

   
April 16 - April 30, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 4 - June 18, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 30 - August 13, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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September 3 - September 17, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Sunday Classes



April 12 - April 26, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Madalyn Morris
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April 12 - April 26, 2015
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*May 3 - May 31, 2015
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Madalyn Morris
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*May 3 - May 31, 2015
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Prepared Childbirth Series (Two Part)

This two-week series for mothers and their partners meet once a week for two weeks. Each meeting is three hours long. Topics covered are physical and emotional changes, the role of the labor coach, Lamaze techniques for relaxation and breathing, variations in labor and delivery, cesarean birth and pain relief options. Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. ( * Maternity Tour included ).
 

Class availability is on a first come first served basis. Please note that class dates listed below do not reflect a guarantee of availability.

Fee: $150.00

Parking: Discounted parking is available in Lot P1 or P2 or any validated lot

For more information, call 310-423-5168

Wednesday Classes

*Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Wednesday during the session

*April 1 - April 15, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*April 29 - May 13, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*May 27 - June 10, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Thursday Classes

* Classes with an asterisk do not meet for one Thursday during the session

 

*May 7 - May 21, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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June 11 - June 18, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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May 7 - May 14, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 9 - July 16, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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August 6 - August 13, 2015
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Saturday Classes



April 11 - April 18, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 2 - May 9, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 6 - June 13, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 11 - July 18, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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August 1 - August 8, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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September 12 - September 19, 2015
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Prepared Childbirth Series (One-Day Intensive)

This one-day intensive series meet for five hours. Topics covered are physical and emotional changes, the role of the labor coach, Lamaze techniques for relaxation and breathing, variations in labor and delivery, cesarean birth and pain relief options. Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and to start the class during the seventh month of pregnancy. ( Tour not included ).

Class availability is on a first come first served basis. Fee $150.00 Please not that class dates listed below do not reflect a guarantee of availability.

For more information, call (310) 423-5168

Friday Classes

   
April 17, 2015   
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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April 24, 2015 
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 8, 2015
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 22, 2015
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 5, 2015
 5:00PM - 10:00PM
 Debbie Karaman
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June 12, 2015    
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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Saturday Classes

   
May 16, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 25, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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August 15, 2015
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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