Childbirth Education Classes

The Birth Place at Community Hospital

In order to be better prepared for this joyous event, The Birth Place at Community Hospital offers two options for labor and delivery registration.

For questions, or to sign up for Baby Business or Childbirth Education Classes, please contact one of our Lactation & Childbirth Educators:

Office: (970) 644-3369
Kristel VanHoose, kristel.vanhoose@gjhosp.org
Jodi Woodward, jwoodward@gjhosp.org

Baby Business

Before your bundle of joy arrives, we ask that you schedule a time to meet with one of our lactation and childbirth educators to get registered for your upcoming hospital stay. During this time you will also receive a tour of The Birth Place at Community Hospital. Appointments are currently available Monday through Friday from 12:00- 2:00 pm. If this time doesn't work for you, please call for alternative appointment.

Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Education Classes inspire the beginning of your parenting journey. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you need an update on the most recent infant care practices, The Birth Place at Community Hospital offers parents a chance to learn about the newest techniques, methods, and options in labor and delivery. Science and research continues to expand our knowledge about preparing for childbirth.

What to expect during your childbirth education class:
  • Register for your upcoming hospital stay
  • Tour The Birth Place at Community Hospital
  • Topics include:
        - Pain in childbirth/relaxation and its importance
        - Anatomy and physiology in pregnancy
        - Stages of labor
        - Positioning
        - Medications during labor
        - Natural and pharmacological pain control options
        - Preparation for hospital stay
        - Breastfeeding
        - Newborn care basics
        - Postpartum care

  • Classes run for six weeks and are $50. Please click here to sign up.

    Dates for Childbirth Education Classes

    Classes are on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. and meet in the legacy conference room.

    December 1 - January 5
    January 19 - February 23*
    March 9 - April 13*
    April 27 - June 1
    June 15 - July 20
    August 3 - September 7
    September 21 - October 26
    November 9 - December 21 (Thanksgiving off)

    *Due to scheduling conflicts the January 19th and March 16th classes will meet in the board room on the third floor.