Childbirth Education Classes

The Childbirth Education Class is intended to prepare expectant parents for labor and birth.

Pregnant women breathingIt is conveniently offered as a one day class on a Saturday and covers a variety of topics including:

  • The birthing process and stages of labor
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Pain management options
  • Cesarean section preparation and recovery
  • Postpartum care
  • Newborn care
  • And more

This course also includes a tour of the triage, labor and delivery, and mother baby unit. 


  • Second or Third Saturday of the month from 9:00am-3:00pm. See specifc dates below.  


  • UF Health Shands Hospital
    Take Main Lobby Atrium elevators to 2nd floor. Follow signs to room 2147 or 2154 as noted by date.
  • Parking: Park in the hospital’s East garage near the Pediatric Emergency Entrance. Parking fee will be $4 for self-park and $6 valet parking (with voucher given at class).


  • $50.00 (cash, check, or money order) collected on the day of the class.

Additional Information

  • Participants are asked to wear pants (or something modest) for pushing demonstration. Please bring a pillow. Snacks and beverages are allowed. 


    Important Information

    Please schedule your childbirth classes so that they end 3-4 weeks prior to your due date. For more information, please call 352-265-0317 or email

    2016 Class Schedule

    • November 12, 2016 Room 2154
    • December 10, 2016 Room 2154

    2017 Class Schedule

    • January 14th
    • February 11th
    • March 11th
    • April 8th
    • May 13th
    • June 10th
    • July 8th
    • August 5th
    • September 9th
    • October 21st
    • November 18th
    • December 9th