Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.


If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact

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Fee: $125.00

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