Classes for Expecting Parents
With our event system you can register for multiple birth classes and easily manage or change your registration. For questions contact us.
Our Birth Education Classes
Whether pregnancy is a new experience or if you need an update on the most recent infant care practices, Avista's New Life Center offers parents a chance to learn about the newest techniques and methods. Though having a baby is one of the most common human experiences, science and research continue to expand our knowledge about preparing for childbirth. Our childbirth and family education courses are taught by experienced nurses and certified childbirth educators.
A variety of classes are offered including the following topics:
- Childbirth Preparation
- Laboring with Confidence
- Childbirth Express (one-day condensed class)
- Baby Care
- Infant/Child CPR
- Sibling Preparation
- Birth Center Tours
- Boot Camp for New Dads
A Word about Refunds
Due to the increased demand for our classes, especially the childbirth preparation series, there can be no refunds granted for any cancellation requests received later than two weeks prior to the starting date of the class series. A Full refund, minus a $10.00 processing fee per class, will be given for cancellation requests received 2 or more weeks before the start of a class series. The purpose of this policy is to assure a fair and equal opportunity for everyone wishing to participate in our education programs.
Transferring from one class to another is discouraged. If it is prior to the 2 week cancellation window, you can cancel your registration online using the link in your confirmation email, and re-register for the class of your choice. However if you need to change a class less than 2 weeks out from the original class date, there is a $10.00 processing fee per class.
To transfer in this 2 week prior situation contact the Avista Family Life Education Department.
Tour the New Life Center at Avista Adventist Hospital
The New Life Center is designed to create a healing environment. Our birth center features 28 private, spacious birthing suites so you and your family can enjoy the feel of home throughout your delivery and recovery.
Your tour of our New Life Center offers you the opportunity to learn more about our beautiful birth center and the care and amenities you can expect while you welcome your new baby to your family.
Avista Birth Classes
View our complete list of birth classes. Use the Event Title menu to sort by class name.
Birth Center Tours
Take a tour & feel more relaxed and comfortable when delivery day comes.