• Childbirth Education

  • If you are an expectant mother, we highly encourage you to attend this class.  It will teach you ways to prepare yourself, your partner and your baby for labor and delivery.  You will learn about what to expect in your third trimester of pregnancy, breathing techniques for labor, pain relief options that are available during delivery, breastfeeding support that we offer, post-delivery care for you and baby, car seat safety and community resources that are available to you and your family.  Spouses/partners and support persons are welcome to attend as well. 

    If you are interested, call 719-285-2058 and leave a message on our Birth Center voice message system with your name and telephone number.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

    Classes are held once a week on Monday for four week sessions.  The meeting time is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and it is held in the Community Education Room at St. Thomas More Hospital.  Enter main doors to the hospital, enter the first door on your left.  The cost is $25.00 which covers you and your partner/support person to attend all four classes.  Scholarships are available if you need financial assistance, so call 285-2058 for more information.

    Your certified childbirth educator is Elizabeth A. Barnes, RN, CCE, C-EFM, who also serves as an OB Nurse in The Birth Center.

    Check out our calendar for Childbirth Education class dates.

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