Childbirth Education Classes

FAQs Childbirth Education Classes FAQs

Should I register for the Breastfeeding class
and the New Parent class?

Only if you do NOT register for a childbirth preparation class.  If you have registered for a Childbirth Preparation Weekday Series or a One-Day Saturday Condensed Childbirth class the Breastfeeding and New Parent class was already included in the fee you paid and will appear on your confirmation info.

What should I do if the class I want is full?

Please check the class schedule to see if another class has openings. We do not keep a waiting list because people rarely cancel. However, you can send an e-mail to Childbirth Education and Community CPR to inquire about other options.

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If I am taking the Breathing Refresher class, should I sign up for other classes?

If your previous delivery was not at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital since our new wing opened,  we recommend you take a Childbirth Center Tour.

Do we need to bring a yoga mat and pillows when we attend the
Breastfeeding class or the New Parent class?


Is the one-day (Saturday) Condensed Childbirth class different from
the weeknight Childbirth Series?

No.  The information is the same.  However, some couples prefer attending classes on weeknights, others prefer a Saturday class.

We don’t have childcare -- may we bring children to the regular
Childbirth Center Tours held every Tuesday?

Yes, please keep children quiet and under control during the tour.

Do spouses attend the Breastfeeding classes?

Yes, our classes are designed for couples to attend.

May I take the Breathing Refresher class if this is my first child?

No, the Breathing Refresher class is designed for those who have had one to two previous births.

I missed a class because I was ill.  Is there a way I can attend a make-up session?

Yes, send an email to Childbirth Education and Community CPR to request a make-up session.

If I want to register for a class will you bill my insurance for the cost of the class?

No, the childbirth education program does not bill your insurance for the class.  You may contact your insurance company directly for information about coverage.

Although we registered for a childbirth preparation class we want to change
to a different class – what should we do?

Send an email to Childbirth Education and Community CPR to request a change.

How do we pay for our classes by check or cash instead of online?

Contact us. See below...

I have questions about the childbirth education classes offered at CHS;
whom do I contact?

Send an e-mail to Childbirth Education and Community CPR.

I am a CHS employee -- am I entitled to a discount from the purchase price of a class?  

Yes.  Contact us.  See above.