Due to New York State directives to limit public gatherings to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, Catholic Health will be providing at-home learning and online childbirth education classes for the foreseeable future. Expectant parents will receive a textbook with all the materials covered during the in-person classes. The textbook includes online resources and videos to prepare expectant parents for labor and delivery. The online classes will be followed by scheduled call-in opportunities to speak live with a childbirth educator. During this unprecedented situation, Catholic Health will continue to ensure the needs of expectant parents are meet throughout their childbirth experience. For more information, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205.
These classes are geared towards parents who desire additional Lamaze focus for natural childbirth or a more comprehensive class than the Childbirth Basics class. These classes have four sessions, meeting once a week. This class will include many comfort measures, the Lamaze 6 Healthy Birth Practices, and extra time for practice. It will also cover common medical interventions and ways to use natural childbirth techniques even when medical assistance is needed.
Currently this class is being offered via live Webinar – the class is scheduled once a week for 2 – 2.5 hours a session.
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
When registering for class, this form will also be used to pre-admit you to the hospital. Pre-admitting will decrease your paperwork when you arrive in labor!
Catholic Health will bill your insurance company for the class(es) you attend. If your insurance does not cover all of the cost, you may receive a bill for the amount not covered. If costs are an issue, please call (716) 601-3600 for billing options and assistance.
If you wish to self-pay, or if you do not want Catholic Health to bill your insurance for any reason, please check the box in the Insurance Information section of the attached registration form.