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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.

2018 OB Info & Class Schedule  |  2019 OB Info & Class Schedule

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 Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies Class

Mercy Childbirth Education and Mercy College of Health Sciences are excited to bring a FREE Infant C.A.R.E. (Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies) class to parents, grandparents and anyone who will be caring for a baby. This infant CPR class will help participants learn the specific skills they need for their new baby. 

Classes will be held at 921 6th Ave. on the lower level of College Hill. Entrance is on the south side of the building. Class attendees will need to park in one of the free parking lots at Mercy College or in one of the pay parking lots near College Hill.

To register, please visit https://apps.mchs.edu/mctc and scroll to find your desired Infant C.A.R.E. (Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies) class. Only register for one class time; the same class is taught at two different times on the same date.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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