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Childbirth Education Classes

Preparing for baby can be a busy time. St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph offer convenient classes to get you ready for the big day. Our childbirth classes include information on the anatomy and physiology of the labor process, hospital interventions, Cesarean sections, post-partum and Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques. Registration is required and requested at least one month prior to class date. Topics includes: anatomy and physiology of the labor process, hospital intervention, Cesarean sections, post-partum and Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques. 

Online Childbirth Classes

Imagine taking your Childbirth Education Class in the comfort of your home home, when it's convenient for you.  Humility of Mary Health Partners Online Childbirth Education Program is a convenient alternative for expectant parents who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints. It is also useful as an additional resource to have at home when you need it or as a refresher course for repeat parents. 

This web-based online learning program is interactive, and includes animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games. This additional resource can be used as an enhancement to your childbirth class, as a review, and to reinforce what you have learned.

When you register and pay for the course, an access code will be mailed to you with your confirmation letter. This code will be valid for a period of 60 days after initial log-on. You will also receive a copy of The Gift of Motherhood book in the mail.

Registration fee:  $55 (payable by check or money order)

How do I register?
To register for our Online Learning Childbirth Class or any Childbirth/Parenting Class call 330-729-8600, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Click to view a free demoAlready registered and ready to begin? 



Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need in order to view the book?
You'll need the most recent version of Adobe Flash, a fast internet connection (DSL, Cable or other broadband) and Adobe Reader. You'll also need a computer with sound and speakers or headphones to hear the audio.

How do I use it?
Read the eBook just like you would a traditional book — click on the edge of the book to turn the page. Also, be  sure to click on all of the icons to learn more. Some icons open a movie or animation, others give you added information. If you see a word in green, be sure to move  your mouse over it to learn the definition.

What if I'm having difficulty with the eBook?
Some common problems may occur when using the eBook. First, make sure your Internet connection is working by visiting some other sites. Then, make sure you have the newest version of Adobe Flash.


(You may need to uninstall the  previous version of Flash before you install the new version.)

What if I can't see anything?
Wait a couple of minutes more to let the program load. When Internet access is slow, the eBook may load more slowly than normal. If, after a several minutes, nothing appears, try restarting your computer.

What if the videos don't work?
Give the videos a moment to load and make sure you have the latest version of Flash. If it still doesn't work, try restarting your computer.

What if my code doesn't work anymore?
Try re-entering the code, making sure there are no spaces before or after the code.  Note: All "0" are numerals.  If that does not work, please contact the following to ensure your code is still active.

  • If you are delivering at St. Elizabeth Boardman contact Noreen Edwards at 330-729-8600 or
    via email.
  • If you are delivering at St. Joseph contact Lori Knorr at 330-841-4590 or via email.
(Please note that if you are calling after business hours, please allow 72 hours for a return call or email)
System Requirements
Sound Card
Speakers or Headphones
Updated Video Card
Approximately 512MB RAM
1 Ghz processor (recommended)
Access to a nearby printer (optional) 
Active-X controls enabled
Pop-ups enable
Java enabled
Adobe Macromedia Flash  Player
Latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, FireFox or Safari
Full Accessories installed with Windows operating system
High-speed Internet access