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
  • Relation, 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.

Monday Classes

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



 
*May 19 - June 16, 2014
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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June 23 - July 14, 2014
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*July 28 - August 25, 2014
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*September 8 - October 6, 2014
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 29 - May 20, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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June 10 - July 1, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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Thursday Classes

   
May 1 - May 22, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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October 2 - October 23, 2014
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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Sunday Classes

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

 
 

*April 13 - May 11, 2014
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*April 13 - May 11, 2014
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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June 8 - June 29, 2014
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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June 8 - June 29, 2014
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*July 13 - August 10, 2014
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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*July 13 - August 10, 2014
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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 *August 24 - September 21, 2014
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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 *August 24 - September 21, 2014
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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April 27 - May 18, 2014
2:30PM - 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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April 27 - May 18, 2014
5:15PM - 7:45PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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June 8 - June 29, 2014
2:30PM - 5:00PM
Bernadette McDonnell
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June 8 - June 29, 2014
5:15PM - 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

     

April 28 - May 12, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Tuesday Classes

     

**April 8 - May 6, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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May 13 - May 27, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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June 10 - June 24, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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July 1 - July 15, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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July 22 - August 5, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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August 19 - September 2, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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September 9 - September 23, 2014
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Madalyn Morris
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Thursday Classes

   
April 3 - April 17, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 5 - June 19, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 10 - June 24, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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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

For more information, call 310-423-5168


Wednesday Classes

   
*April 2 - April 9, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*May 7 - May 14, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*May 28 - June 4, 2014
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Thursday Classes

   
*April 3 - April 10, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*April 24 - May 1, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Saturday Classes

   

April 5 - April 12, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 3 - May 10, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 7 - June 14, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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July 12 - July 19, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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August 2 - August 9, 2014
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Debbie Karaman
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September 6 - September 13, 2014
9:30AM - 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. ( * Maternity Tour 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

Thursday Classes

*May 8, 2014
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*May 22, 2014
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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*June 5, 2014
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Magda Waldberg
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Friday Classes

   
April 4, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 2, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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May 9, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 6, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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June 13, 2014
5:00PM - 10:00PM
Debbie Karaman
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