Prepared Childbirth

We enourage all expectant parents to attend these classes. Moms can attend with their partner or someone else who will be their labor companion. It is recommended to come in the 6 - 8th month of your pregnancy.


We may have to change dates or cancel for unexpected reasons and will let you know if that should occur. All classes occur on a Saturday.

The upcoming class schedule can be found in the form below.

Class Outline

  • Terms and definitions
  • Coping with pain
  • Signs of impending labor
  • True labor vs. false labor
  • Stages of labor, phases
  • When to come to the hospital
  • Preterm labor
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Positions for labor
  • Breathing techniques
  • Analgesics
  • Positions for pushing
  • Medical interventions
  • Induction
  • Cesarean section
  • Postpartum changes/care


You must register at least 7 days in advance of class date!

These classes are held at DCMC’s Sturgeon Bay location. Sign up using the form below, or call the birthing center at 920-746-3595, if there is no answer call 920-743-5566 and ask for the OB nurse. The cost is $25 for two people to attend.

The instructors are experienced OB Registered Nurses and/or Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, helping you and your labor companion prepare for your birthing experience.  Refresher class information is available upon request.