Whether you are pregnant with your first or your fifth baby, you are probably going to take part in birthing classes before your birth. Because each pregnancy is different, it’s important to be part of a community that can help you through your unique journey. Taking part in a natural childbirth class will ready you and your partner for the process of birth.

If this is your first pregnancy, you may not know what to expect when you first attend a class, and even if you’ve gone through this before, each class is different and educational. Here’s what you have to look forward to.

Partner Work/ Bonding

Though not required, having someone with you throughout the laboring process is highly recommended. If your partner joins you for the birthing classes, you will have a support system that will encourage you mentally and physically.

Pain Management Techniques

There are so many natural pain management techniques that birthing classes will show you. Through the class you will try all the techniques and see which ones work best for you. When you go into labor, it’s important to remember all these exercises. The experienced instructors will work with you to find what works best for you and your baby.


Taking classes with other mommies who are going through the same thing as you will build a natural community. You will start to grow friendships that will offer advice and support, and will continue through your pregnancy and parenting.

Questions and Answers

This is an open time for you to ask the questions you have. Meeting consistently with your licensed midwife is obviously the best time for all your questions to be answered, but consulting the birth class instructor is also a great time for one-off questions you may have.

The birthing classes offered at the SCV Birth Center vary in length and specialty. For more information about our classes visit our Event Calendar and if you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 661-254-3000.