Childbirth Education Classes


Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth can be an amazing experience. Knowing what to expect during delivery and beyond can help new parents concentrate on the birth and not the unknown.

CHI Health offers a variety of childbirth and parenting classes. It's easy to find exactly what you need.

Prepared childbirth is the first and most important class you will take. You will learn exactly what to expect during the birthing process, so there are no surprises during labor. Choose the option that is best for you, including a series classes that meet for 2, 4 or 6 weeks or a condensed Saturday class. Classes fill up fast. Register early, so you will be in the class during your third trimester.

Classes are offered at the area CHI Health facilities – Bergan Mercy, Immanuel, Lakeside and Mercy Council Bluffs. There's a class for just about everything you need. If you have already chosen a facility for your delivery, you may want to attend classes at that facility. If you have not chosen a facility or would like to attend a class that better fits your schedule, don't hesitate to register at any of our facilities.

How to Register

To register for any class at any campus, simply select "Check Class Availability" on the right at the top of this page or call (402) 398-6550. Experienced registration staff members will assist you to register and suggest other classes which you might find interesting.


Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as most classes have activities on the floor. You may want to bring a pillow to sit on during classroom time.


Children are not allowed to attend childbirth classes (with the exception of the Sibling Class) and childcare is not provided. Please make arrangements for your children.

Baby and Parenting Classes

Advanced Relaxation Techniques
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Caring for Your Baby
Hospital Maternity Tour
New Parent Class
Prepared Childbirth - Saturday Sessions
Prepared Childbirth Refresher
Prepared Childbirth Series