Ashland Family Birth Center, Childbirth Education - Asante

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Childbirth education programs in Ashland

Childbirth Education Program at Asante Ashland Community Hospital

Free online birth classes and resources

We now offer online classes that cover basic childbirth education and how to protect yourself and baby from COVID-19. The curriculum covers how to have a healthy pregnancy, prepare for childbirth, care for a newborn, and recover from labor. Our online classes are self-paced and consist of instructor-led YouTube videos with supplemental materials. We encourage all expectant mothers who are considering Asante Ashland Community Hospital to take these classes to prepare for their birthing experience with us. 

Online Classes

In-person classes and resources (canceled until further notice)

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 the 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

This 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 staff will moderate, answer questions, help with breastfeeding, and weigh and measure your baby.

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Family Birth Center

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

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High-quality health care for everyone

As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.