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Childbirth Education Program

Childbirth Education Program at Asante Ashland Community Hospital

All classes are held at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. Wear comfortable clothing; and for the basic series and the intensives, bring a pillow. These classes are packed with information for expectant parents, so please make other arrangements for your older children.

Basic Five-Week Series

Topics include exercises, the stages of labor, creating a birth plan, breathing and relaxation techniques, natural coping strategies, what happens after the baby is born, and a tour of our Birth Center. We recommend taking this class in your seventh month.

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Specialized Pregnancy and Childbirth Intensives

Our childbirth education intensives are offered as stand-alone classes. We recommend taking these classes along with the basic five-week series. Classes are $10 each. If taken with the basic series, we offer a discount of $85 for the whole package.

Waterbirth and Doulas: What’s Unique About Ashland Hospital

Waterbirth? Doulas? These are some of the choices you have when you give birth at our Birth Center.

We explain how these options can help you have a satisfying and empowering birth experience.

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Preparing for the Unexpected

Th is class introduces some tools we use to closely monitor and care for you and the baby. We also discuss preparing for an unexpected cesarean birth and how we provide the caring touch at the Birth Center.

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Birth Center Tour

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Sibling Class

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New Parents Support Group

Come in and see us! Our trained staff will moderate, answer questions, help with breastfeeding, and weigh and measure your baby.

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We are excited to offer a variety of childbirth education classes at Asante Ashland Community Hospital, hoping to accommodate our patients' needs and unique schedules. All our classes are taught by members of our Childbirth Education Team which include labor and delivery nurses, doulas, trained childbirth educators and lactation consultants. Our team strongly recommends that you sign-up for all of the educational offerings so that you may enter your birth experience fully prepared.


Registration and Payment

Call (541) 201-4000 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to schedule your classes today. Pre-payment is required for all classes.

Checks payable to Asante Ashland Community Hospital can be mailed to:

Asante Ashland Community Hospital
Family Birth Center
280 Maple Street
Ashland, OR 97520

2650 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, OR 97504

541-789-7000