Childbirth Classes in Upper California



Enloe Mother & Baby Education Center, Chico. “Prepared Childbirth” classes focus on breathing, relaxation techniques, and pain management options. One evening weekly for five weeks, on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Weekend classes also available. Info: (530) 332-3970.

Feather River Midwifery Services, Chico and Paradise. Six-week childbirth series. Topics include stages of labor, relaxation techniques, and pain management options. Info: Paradise, (530) 872-7579; Chico, (530) 345-4471.

Feather River Hospital & Feather River Health Center, Paradise. Four-week childbirth education series with classes offered monthly each Thursday. Info: Healthy Mothers, (530) 876-2518.

Sacred Beginnings, Chico. Six-week preparation series. Topics include coping, massage, position and relaxation during birth. Next series begins May 14. Doula services also available. Info: Serra Wells, (530) 321-6477.



Grace Doulas, Redding. Bradley-based childbirth classes offered every six weeks. Next classes begin Monday, April 8 and Friday, April 12. Also offers doula services. Info: Patty Montenegro, (530) 365-1920; Carolee Abbott, (530) 224-9024.

Mercy Medical Center, Redding. Childbirth education classes for expectant mothers. Choose from a five-week or six-week series. Also offers childbirth refresher courses and cesarean preparation classes. (530) 225-7779.

Nesting Doula Services, Anderson. Six-week Bradley-based childbirth classes. Topics: physiology of labor and birth, natural childbirth, pain medication, c-section, breastfeeding, and baby care. Next series begins mid-May. Doula services are also available in Shasta and Tehama Counties. Info: Renee Read, (530) 227-8475.

Redding Recreation. New four-week childbirth preparation class series. Techniques center on natural birth, but those planning on using medicated pain relief are welcome. Classes held Mondays, beginning April 8. Info: (530) 225-4095.



Mercy Medical Center, Mt. Shasta. Childbirth education classes focus on stages of labor and relaxation techniques. Offered every other month on the first three Tuesdays. Next class begins May 7. Info: (530) 926-6239.

Fairchild Medical Center, Yreka. Six-week childbirth education class series recommended for mothers in their 28th – 32nd week of pregnancy. Sessions offered on alternating Monday and Tuesday evenings every 6-10 weeks. Info: (530) 841-6285.

Sally Cooper, LLM, Mt. Shasta. Six-session natural childbirth preparation classes focus on nutrition, exercise and promoting the mind-body connection. Info: (530) 859-3949.



St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff. Perinatal education program focuses on nutrition, birthing options and what to expect after your baby arrives. Info: (530) 529-8026.

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