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Baystate Now Offers Online Childbirth Class

SPRINGFIELD — Can’t find the time in your hectic schedule to attend a childbirth class in the evenings?

No worries. Baystate Medical Center is offering a new online childbirth class for expectant families. The user-friendly program — for both PC and Mac users — will guide parents-to-be at their leisure through sessions on the stages of labor, comfort techniques, common medical procedures, including epidurals and cesareans, and newborn and postpartum care. Engaging videos, personal birth stories, 3D animations, games, and various activities will help to make the learning experience easy and fun.

Once registered online, parents will receive an access code and additional information. The online program will be accessible for 45 days following initial login. High-speed Internet service is recommended.

The cost for the online childbirth class is $80. For more information, or to register, visit baystatehealth.org/parented or call (413) 794-5515.