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Childbirth education classes scheduled

BEMIDJI - Sanford Bemidji Medical Center's The Gift of Motherhood childbirth education classes have been scheduled beginning Saturday.

The classes will be offered online and in the classroom for expectant mothers, and registration is recommended for approximately eight weeks before their due date.

Classroom option one offers information on what to expect during childbirth over the course of three days, May 7, 14 and 21. Option two offers an all-day class this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The online option offers 24/7 access to videos, interactive activities and other information for mothers-to-be.

All options cover the stages of labor and birth, coaching skills to get the mother through labor and delivery, coping with contractions and use of relaxation techniques, options for controlling pain during labor, Cesarean birth and what to expect once back home.

The options are $10 each, with the cost including a hospital tour and The Gift of Motherhood handbook. For more information and to register, call 333-5578 or email