Childbirth Classes

Our childbirth classes are designed to help parents prepare for baby’s arrival. This class includes a tour of the Maternity Department at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children or at Madison Hospital, stages of labor, types of medication, anesthesia and postpartum care. Four-week courses (one class per week) and weekend courses are available.

Cost: $50 (Each expectant mom is encouraged to bring one support person to classes at no additional charge.)
Location: Huntsville - Dowdle Center; Madison - Madison Hospital Wellness Center Classroom

We recommend this class be completed at least one month before due date.

Benefits of childbirth class

  • Allows expectant parents to ask questions about labor and birth with the instructor and other couples.
  • Creates a special bond between partners. Significant others gain a better understanding of what mom is going through and learn how best to provide support.
  • Provides the opportunity to tour the hospital and learn about routine birthing practices, such as electronic fetal monitoring.

Call (256) 265-7296 for more information or view the calendar below for upcoming classes.


Childbirth class schedule