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Free Childbirth Education Classes from Mercy

Mercy is committed to education. When anticipating a new experience, confidence comes from knowing what to expect. All of our classes are personalized, interactive, taught by certified childbirth educators and held in our conference center. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed so you can participate in array of classes, free of charge; from the moment you realize you are pregnant through your last trimester and beyond.

Mercy's Class Recommendations

It is recommended that you register for all classes during your first trimester. For the ideal learning experience, we suggest the following schedule:

  • First trimester: Great Expectations
  • Second trimester: Baby Basics, Postpartum Adjustments and Multiple Blessings
  • Third trimester: Prenatal Class or Refresher Class, Breastfeeding Basics, Boot Camp for New Dads, Baby Finance 101 and Sibling Class

Fast Track is a high-level, single day class that can also be taken in the third trimester. Please note, there is a fee for Fast Track registration.

Great Expectations, Prenatal Class and Refresher all include a tour or the birthing and recovery suites as part of the class. You can also view the suites online.

Register for classes today!

Sign up through our easy-to-use online class scheduler, or, contact Mercy Nurse at (515) 243-2584.

Infant CPR Classes

If you are interested in an infant and child CPR class, Mercy College of Health Science offers the Community/Friends and Family CPR AED (non-certified) course. Visit their web site to learn more or register.

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