Chattanooga Area Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Classes in the Chattanooga Area: An Overview

BirthBasics offers a number of classes in Rapid City
for the childbearing year:

New!  Basic’s Express Childbirth Class (6-hour Saturday)

New!   BasicComforts  A 2-hour class focusing on skills for comfort 

BirthBasics Preconception or Early Pregnancy Class

BirthBasics 8-hour Childbirth Series

BirthBasics Breastfeeding and H.U.G.S. Newborn Parenting Class

On-Line BirthBasics E-Classes

Sibling Class

All BirthBasics classes are facilitated by a registered nurse,

certified childbirth educator and certified doula. Fees and schedules are below.


Preconception or Early Pregnancy Class

Designed for those women (and partners or family) who are planning a pregnancy or new mothers before the 20th week. Get off to a great start in the childbearing year with information about nutrition, bonding, and choices available in the type of pregnancy care you will choose.

2-3 pm

$40 when purchased independently

This class is free when purchased with a BirthBasics Birth Series below.

Sunday Afternoon Schedule:
Sunday, June 30, 2 -3 pm 
Sunday, September 1, 2-3 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2-3 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2-3 pm

Class topics:
Physical Changes of Pregnancy
Comfort in Pregnancy
Emotional Changes of Pregnancy and Sexuality
Coping Skills for this Change of Season
Good Nutrition
Informed Decision Making
Creating a Peaceful Womb for Baby by Controlling Stress

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Please check with BirthBasics educators about the appropriateness of sibling children attending.

Please be familiar with our Black Hills Area Refund and Cancellation Policy.


BirthBasics 8-Hour Childbirth Series:

A 4-week series of 2-hour classes devoted to preparing for the experience of labor and birth. The class does not encourage any one method for birth but stresses choices and alternatives allowing you to customize your birth experience. Communication,  breath awareness and coping skills for labor and for life are practiced in every session. Best scheduled starting  in the seventh month of pregnancy.

6:30 – 8:30 pm

$120/couple (series purchase only, please)

  • Support persons are welcome to attend with the client.  See the BirthBasics local doula list under Resources for recommended birth doula support in the childbearing year.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Pillows for comfort are welcome but not necessary.
Please check with BirthBasics educators about the appropriateness of sibling children attending.

Thursday Evening 2013 Schedule, 6:30 – 8:30 pm:

June 6, 13, 20, 27

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24

Sunday afternoon  2013 Schedule, 3 – 5 pm

August 4, 11, 18, 25

November 17, 24, December 1, 8

Please be familiar with our Black Hills Area Refund and Cancellation Policy.


Basic’s Express Childbirth Class


This 7-hour course happens in one Saturday to support the busy pregnant mom and partner. Moving at a brisk pace the course covers basic anatomy, breathing awareness for comfort, helpful labor positions, partner support techniques, and common medications used for birth. Note this class does NOT cover breastfeeding, newborn care, or newborn parenting.

Saturday, June 29, 2013,  9-12am & 1-4pm

Saturday, August 10,  9-12a, & 1-4pm

Saturday, September 21, 2013,  9-12 & 1-4pm

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9-12 & 1-4pm


BasicComforts Class


A 2-hour class that covers skills specifically used to deal with the discomforts of childbirth. Breathing patterns will be practiced and various positions will be suggested and rehearsed for the big day. Take one class or more as you need.

Saturday Morning BasicComforts Class, 10-12 am

July 6, 2013

August 3, 2013

September 7, 2013

October 5, 2013

December 7, 2013


Breastfeeding and H.U.G.S. Newborn Parenting Class:

Prepare for breastfeeding success and learn the H.U.G.S. cues to recognize and understand newborn behavior. HUGS demonstrates ways to help your baby sleep, eat, and play.

Monday Evening, 7 to 8:30pm

Monday, June 24, 7-8:30 pm 
Monday, September 2, 7-8:30 pm
Monday, October 14, 7-8:30 pm
Monday, December 9, 7-8:30 pm



Sibling Class (3-6 years):

Designed to prepare older brothers and sisters for the upcoming birth and their new role as sibling to baby. The 1-hour class consists of circle time with a discussion of what to expect when the baby is born, what babies look like, and what they eat. There will be story time about becoming a sibling. The class ends with a craft time and each child receives a certificate of attendance.

$20 for the first sibling, $10 for each additional sibling

Saturdays: 10:30  – 11:30 am

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday. December 14, 2013


On-Line E-Childbirth Class

This on-line class is suggested for the pregnant family unable to participate in a local class with peers. Includes three hours of education at your convenience and live with a certified childbirth educator. You will also receive a web-enhanced parent guide that provides additional learning time with access to must-see web videos and printable worksheets designed to prepare you for a safe and healthy birth. You will need Skype computer capability for e-learning time with a BirthBasics certified childbirth educator.

BirthBasics suggests the local class, where peers can share in a cohort setting, as the best learning option for new parents. E-classes are for parents living in rural areas making it difficult to travel to a peer-centered group.

Check with BirthBasics educators about the one-hour e-Breastfeeding Class and the e-Understanding Your Newborn Class with web-supported videos and activities.

Scheduled at your convenience.



Please be familiar with our Black Hills Area Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Chattanooga Area Childbirth Classes
Chattanooga Area Childbirth Classes