Childbirth Education

Learn everything from breathing techniques during labor and delivery to postpartum expectations and pediatrician selection

The IGO Medical obstetricians encourage all expectant couples to participate in a prepared childbirth class during their pregnancy, to educate them on the labor and delivery process, and to arm them with helpful tips and tools to maximize comfort. Classes teach all of the childbirth preparation basics and provide informational handouts for each couple. Couples will learn effective ways to reduce stress and increase comfort during labor.

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, offers a variety of both in-person and virtual childbirth preparation classes as well as hospital tours. More information about the wide variety of options available can be found here.


In our Childbirth Education course, you’ll learn about:

  • Effective ways to reduce stress and increase comfort during labor
  • Important information on the signs and stages of labor
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Common medications used in labor
  • Relevant hospital procedures
  • Cesarean procedure details
  • Post-postpartum information
  • Birth plans
  • Breastfeeding options
  • Pediatricians

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