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.
Prepared Childbirth – BASICS
Childbirth classes are perfect for any expectant parent who wants to know what will happen in labor and delivery and beyond. We will provide you with a book that has online tools and apps to assist in self-learning. The 2 hour Webinar will then give a summary of the most important information and give you time to ask questions, seek clarification, and get feedback.
This class is only offered via live Webinar.
NOTE: The Childbirth Classic class is on hold until it is safe to resume in person classes. If you would like a more detailed Childbirth class, please see our Lamaze Focus Classes!
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.
**At the current time, our classes are complimentary. We are reviewing information with insurance providers for insurance reimbursement as we want to make sure classes are available to every new parent in our community during this time!**