UNDERSTANDING BIRTH Childbirth Education Classes


Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Education Department
(218) 333-5578


Choose the class that best meets your needs
It is recommended that you register for a childbirth education class approximately eight weeks before your due date.

Experienced labor and delivery nurses will provide information about what to expect during childbirth. Contact the Education Department at (218) 333-5578 or by e-mail at education-BEM@sanfordhealth.org for current class dates and times.

Understanding Birth eClass offers 24/7 access to learn more about the childbirth experience in the comfort ofyour own home. Simply login with your unique password provided to you at registration. The online version includes videos and interactive activities.

In the classroom or online, cost is $10*
*includes hospital tour

Both options cover the following topics:

  • Stages of labor and birth
  • Coaching the mom through labor and delivery
  • Coping with contractions and use of relaxation techniques
  • Options for controlling pain during labor
  • Cesarean birth
  • What to expect once you get home

2015 Understanding Birth schedule