Class was very informative and we feel much more confident. Instructor taught class very well - she covered many topics, used real life examples, and encouraged participation."

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Great Starts™ Class FAQs

Questions about Registration, Fees, and Class Logistics >>
This section includes:

  • How do I register?
  • Which class should I choose for my childbirth education series?
  • How much do classes cost?
  • Who does the fee cover?
  • Are there scholarships? Do you accept medical coupons?
  • Do you offer a discount for military families?
  • Are gift certificates available?
  • If my schedule changes, can I transfer to a different class session?
  • If I need to cancel a class, can I get a refund?
  • I need to miss one session of the class. Can I make that class up in another series?
  • Where are classes held / where can I find a map / directions to class?
  • What should I bring to class?
  • When should I plan to take my classes?

Questions about Class Content >>
This section includes:

  • Are comfort techniques for “natural childbirth” taught in childbirth preparation classes?
  • Do you offer Lamaze classes / Bradley classes / Birthing from Within / Hypnobirthing?
  • Do the childbirth preparation classes cover pain medication options?
  • I’m planning to use an epidural; why should I take a childbirth prep class?
  • Does the instructor cover topics other than childbirth?
  • How many hours is the class?
  • Why don’t you offer a one-day condensed childbirth preparation class?
  • What’s special about a Conscious Fathering Class?

Questions about who takes classes at Great Starts >>
This section includes:

  • I’m planning a home birth or birth center. Will your classes be appropriate for me?
  • The hospital I’m birthing at also offers childbirth classes. Should I take their classes, or yours?
  • What kinds of people take your classes?

Questions about our Instructors >>
This section includes:

  • Who sponsors the classes?
  • What is the instructor’s background and experience?
  • What is the philosophy and approach of the instructor?
  • Does she or he describe all the choices available?
  • What is the ratio of students to teachers?
  • Is the instructor available to students for questions outside of class?
  • Do you offer private classes or parent consulting?

The Big Question: Why Should I Take a Great Starts Class? >>