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Childbirth Education at Saint Vincent Hospital

What you need to know. When you need to know it.
Pregnancy and new parenthood are joyful times, but they can also be times that challenge expectant and new parents. Saint Vincent's Beautiful Beginnings classes can teach you what you need to know as you experience pregnancy and birth as well as new parenthood.
Whether it's the childbirth process, caring for a newborn, or preparing siblings for the new baby, you'll get the facts in a fun, relaxed atmosphere and network with others going through the same process.
The cost of these classes may be reimbursed by your health insurance provider. Please check with your provider to inquire about reimbursement.
For a full schedule of classes, click here. You can sign up for classes by calling Kim at 814.452.5255 or emailing her at
NEW! Online eLearning Childbirth Education Classes
To accommodate today's computer-savvy young woman, Saint Vincent now offers the childbirth education you need online. To learn more about this comprehensive eLearning Childbirth Education Class, please click the link below

e-Learning Childbirth Classes

As an expectant parent, you know the importance of preparing for childbirth and all the other "firsts" that come with being a parent.  But, all too often, busy schedules can make it difficult to attend a class.  Saint Vincent has responded to this challenge by making a series of online childbirth education classes available to you. 

The Gift of Motherhood eLearning Childbirth Education Program is a convenient alternative for expectant parents who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints. It is also useful as a refresher course for repeat parents.

The eLearning program includes:

• Access to online class materials for a six-week period, beginning from the date of your initial use. You will receive an access code after you register and pay for the class. 

• An accompanying Gift of Motherhood handbook for parents, available after registration. 

• A labor and delivery tour of Saint Vincent's sparkling new Mother and Baby Center, where you will deliver your baby. Call 814-452-5225 to schedule a tour. 

• The opportunity to contact one of our nurse educators via e-mail to answer brief questions. 


Class Topics

• Childbirth education and labor support
• Discomforts of pregnancy
• Understanding labor and birth
• Labor guide
• Caring for yourself postpartum
• Feeding your newborn
• Caring for your newborn
• What to expect when giving birth at Saint Vincent

Class Fee
Class fee is $35 for six-week access to programming. Questions or Comments? Call 814-452-5255 or e-mail 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To sign up, simple click the "Register for Class" button below.  This will lead you to a site where you can sign up and make your payment.  Once you have paid, you will be contacted via e-mail by Kim Amon, RN, our maternal/child nurse educator, who will provide you an access code and mail you a hard copy of the electronic book you will see in your class online.  Please allow 24 hours for this to occur. Once you get the access code, please click the button that reads "Already registered? Log in here" and input your access code.  You'll be ready to learn!  If you do not hear from Kim, please contact her at 814-452-5255 or e-mail her at