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CLASS LOCATION - Our classes are held at several locations; be sure to double-check the location of your class. Prenatal classes are offered at the following locations: Columbus Regional Conference Center at Midtown Medical Center and Columbus Regional Lactation Center and Boutique at 500 18th Street Suite B-30 in Columbus, Georgia 31901. Classes at Northside Medical Center are located at the hospital or the Hughston Foundation on the campus at 100 Frist Court, located off Veterans Parkway. Classes at the John B. Amos Cancer Center, located at 1831 Fifth Avenue in Columbus, are located in the Community Room on the 2nd Floor.

QUESTIONS? If you attempt to register for a class that is already filled or the registration deadline has passed, you will be asked to select a different class date. If you have questions about content or registration of the prenatal classes or, please call Debra Miller at (706) 660-2693 for prenatal classes.



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Bariatric Seminars
Better Breathers Support Group
Boot Camp for New Dads
Breastfeeding Basics
Car Seat Safety Class
Chemotherapy & You
Community Yoga
Diabetes Alert Day for Law Enforcement
Diabetes: Building Blocks to Diabetes Management
Empowered Birth - Natural Birth
GYN Support Group
Healthy Lifestyles Gold: Gentle Yoga
Healthy Lifestyles Gold: Yoga for Seniors
Keeping Baby Safe
La Leche League
Look Good Feel Better
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
New Baby Day Camp for Siblings
Next Step Support Group
Nursing Mom’s Support Group
Oral, Head, & Neck Support Group
Pursue Your Healthiest Baby (newborn care class)
Pursue Your Healthy Birth
Pursue Your Healthy Birth-Quick Course
Pursue Your Healthy Pregnancy (early pregnancy class)
Tai Chi
Tours of Labor, Birth and Family Centered Care Units
Woman to Woman Support Group
Empowered Birth - Natural Birth

8 classes
Meets once a week for 8 weeks (various days & times)

This series of 8 (2 1/2 hour) classes prepare a mother and her support person for the goal of natural childbirth. As instructors, we believe in the natural childbirth principles taught us by Dr. Michael Odent, Ina May Gaskin (midwife), Drs. Kennel and Klaus, Dr. Ferdinand Lamaze, Dr. Robert A. Bradley in his classic book, "Husband Coached Childbirth", and many other birth professionals.

Included in the series is support and instruction for the active participation of mom and her partner as support, good nutrition for the healthiest pregnancy possible, relaxation and natural breathing as pain management tools, breastfeeding as ideal infant nutrition and good communication with your healthcare providers. A comprehensive workbook is provided for each couple and classes are small to insure individual attention. Please register to begin classes by your 6th month. Register early; classes may be canceled if minimum registrations are not met by registration close date. You may register and pay later to hold your space.

The Natural Childbirth Series should be scheduled to begin from 16-28 weeks of pregnancy. If the class is taken early, couples are welcome to return to the next series for no additional charge as a refresher until the baby is born. If you have special circumstances, please call us at 706-660-2693 for guidance.

** Again, please register early - classes under a certain participant level may be canceled.**

*Instructors certified in Natural Birth Techniques

**No refunds are given for prenatal classes unless there is a medical reason for the inability to attend. We will be happy to transfer your registration to a different date or another class of equal value. 

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As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.