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Childbirth Education

St. Luke's Childbirth Education Classes help you gain knowledge and understanding of the birth process, so you can approach this exciting experience with confidence.

Being well informed invites active participation in decisions, which guide your care. If possible, coaches should attend all childbirth class sessions with you, so both of you can prepare for this experience together.

Knowledgeable health care professionals teach the classes. You can rely on their experitise for answers to your questions.

Please discuss specific concerns related to your pregnancy with your personal physician. Make a note of your questions and bring them to your next office visit.

If you have questions about the classes or want to register, call 218.249.5527, or email us.

Frequently Asked Questions

2013-2014 Class Dates

Labor & Delivery (3-day)

Parents expecting their first baby will receive information about labor, deliver, Cesarean birth and newborn care.
New parents will take a tour second and third night. Please dress comfortably and bring a pillow and small blanket to class.

St. Luke's Auditorium, Second Floor
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $50/couple


  • December 10, 11, 12


  • February 18, 19, 20
  • March 4, 5, 6
  • April 8, 9, 10
  • May 6, 7, 8
  • June 10, 11, 12
  • July 1, 2, 3
  • August 5, 6, 7
  • September 9, 10, 11
  • October 7, 8, 9
  • November 4, 5, 6
  • December 2, 3, 4

Labor & Delivery (Weekend)

This two-session class is a condensed version for busy, working couples. It's a lot of information packed into a Friday evening and Saturday. Please dress comfortably and bring a pillow and small blanket to class.

Couples attending Labor & Deliver Classes are welcome (and encouraged) to attend Bonus Night to receive information about car seats and infant CPR. There is no charge. Registration is required.
St. Luke's Auditorium, Second Floor
Cost: $50/couple
Friday 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • February 21, 22
  • April 4, 5
  • June 13, 14
  • August 1, 2
  • October 17, 18

Labor & Delivery Refresher

Expectant parents who have already attended a pregnancy course with a previous pregnancy are still encouraged to participate in either the 3-Day Labor & Delivery series or the Weekend Labor & Delivery series. Taking these classes again helps to familiarize parents on the latest obstetrical care and new medical trends since their last baby was born.

Preparing to Breastfeed

St. Luke's Auditorium, Second Floor
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Expectant mothers (and significant others, if desired) who want to prepare for breastfeeding.Topics include mechanics of lactation and breastfeeding, common concerns, breast pumps, storage of breast milk, significant other's role in breastfeeding and community resources. Participants should bring a doll or teddy bear (size of a newborn) to practice positioning.


  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 19

CPR Classes for Grandparents and Daycare Providers

Knowing how to respond to everyday emergencies withy appropriate quick action may save a life or prevent further injury. These classes are for anyone interested in learning life-saving techniques.

Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prepares participants to perform CPR on infants and children and to manage an obstructed airway in chocking victims.

Call 218-249-5527 for a current CPR class schedule.


This class explores pregnancy, labor, delivery and parenthood from the father's perspective. Expectant fathers are able to come together to discuss their feelings, concerns, and expectations of pregnancy and parenthood. During this class participants will be able to talk with a "new" father, ask questions and gain another viewpoint.
Note: This class is for father's-to-be only.
3 East Conference Room, Third Floor
6:30 to 8 p.m.
No Charge.


  • February 27
  • May 22
  • August 28
  • November 6

Sibling Tour

St. Luke's Birthing Center, 6 East
Ages: 3 and up
To schedule call the Birthing Center, 218.249.5605
No charge.

Sibling Information Packet

Includes family activity materials which will be mailed to you.
Contact: 218.249.5527
Cost: $10.

Labor & Delivery Bonus Night

St. Luke's Room 329A
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
No Charge.
Registration is required
Couples attending Labor & Delivery Classes are welcome (and encouraged) to attend Bonus Night to receive information about car seats and infant CPR.
No charge for parents attending St. Luke's Labor & Delivery Classes. Registration is required.


  • January 21
  • February 4
  • March 18
  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 11

Cesarean Preparation Class

St. Luke's Auditorium, 2nd Floor
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the 3-Day series, or 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays during the Weekend series
Cost: $10/Couple

Expectant parents who know they will experience a cesarean (abdominal) delievery should attend this class. We offer this class on the third evening of the Labor & Delivery series and from 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays of the Weekend Labor & Delivery series. Please see the Labor & Delivery class schedules for dates.

Classes and Programs
Car Seat Safety Clinic
Childbirth Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Class Dates
Class Information and Registration
Community Education
Healthcare Professional Programs
Speakers Bureau
Support Groups
Total Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Class
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