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Childbirth Preparation

Maternity & Childbirth
  • Free


  • 15


  • No Online


COVID-19 UPDATE - The health and wellbeing of our communities is our sacred calling and, as healthcare providers, our top priority.

To reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and in keeping with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, Adventist Health will be limiting group meetings to reduce the potential spread of germs.

Consequently, we are postponing large community events such as health fairs, community forums, and foundation galas; canceling all community meetings hosted on our campuses until further notice, and limiting non-essential access to our hospital to protect public health.

Unfortunately, this means we must cancel all Childbirth Preparation classes scheduled at our facility until further notice, and any other meetings in the foreseeable future. We are truly sorry for this inconvenience.


Knowledge is power! Our childbirth education classes can help expectant parents feel more confident and alleviate the fears of the unknown. This series of four classes (2 hours for each session) is free and covers a wide range of valuable information, all to prepare for childbirth. It’s also the perfect place to meet other expectant parents, experiencing many of the same emotions and experiences. So be sure to sign-up online – choose the session best for you and your partner.*Dress comfortably and bring along a pillow and blanket for the relaxation exercises. Here are some of the topics you’ll learn about during the classes:

  • Preterm labor
  • Pregnancy anatomy
  • Stages of labor
  • Birth process
  • Medical procedures
  • Pain management
  • Normal vaginal delivery
  • Cesarean delivery
  • Postpartum care
  • Early newborn care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Skin-to-skin contact

* Please note: On rare occasions, classes need to be re-scheduled or re-located. If this should happen, we will contact you directly and with as much notice as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

*During Holidays, classes will only be 3 weeks long.

Location: Rio Bravo Conference Room

1524 27TH ST

Bakersfield , CA 93301

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