Your Obstetrician has provided you and your baby with great medical care but are you psychologically prepared for one of the most intense and important times in your life, the birth of you child? Do you understand your options and how those options can influence your stay while at Memorial Hospital? Google epidural and you will get three million hits, more than one can realistically sort thru. And, because the Internet comes unfiltered there is a lot of misinformation along with the good information. For this reason enrolling in childbirth preparation class is certainly worth considering. The Childbirth Preparation Classes at Memorial Hospital have a fresh new focus, designed for today’s Internet savvy woman, short on time and who desire to give birth using epidural anesthesia or want to learn techniques for natural childbirth.. These classes will assist you in sorting through all the information you have encountered on the Internet. They are designed to prepare you to enter childbirth feeling more in control, less fearful, and empowered with some childbirth knowledge. This accelerated class is designed to meet the special needs of some couples. A tour of the birth center is included. Cost is per couple; pregnant participant and a coach.