Beaumont Health System in Michigan offers numerous educational classes and programs to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Click here to view our full Detroit health class catalog or here to begin a keyword search.

Our online registration system offers around-the-clock scheduling services.  If you have a question or need additional help, please call 1-800-633-7377.  Representatives are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Labor Comfort 101: Tricks and Tools for the Birth Companion

The goal of Beaumont’s “Labor Comfort 101: Tricks and Tools for the Birth Companion” is to provide you and your support person with the knowledge and tools that will help you with your birth experience.  Through this education and practicing of tools we hope to increase you and your birth companion’s confidence in preparation for the birth of your baby. 

This is a “hands-on”, active class where we will practice:

·         Labor and Birth Positions

·         Breathing Techniques for Labor and Birth

·         Comfort Tools for the Birth Companions to use during Labor and Birth

·         Pain Relief Options

If you are looking for a more comprehensive class that covers: pregnancy issues, stages of labor, medical interventions and options, cesarean birth, and newborn / new mother care.  We strongly encourage you to also attend a Childbirth Education Class. Options would include: Childbirth Education, Understanding Childbirth Express, Childbirth Independent Study,  or HypnoBirthing

If you are planning a  Natural Birth this content is taught in our Natural Birth Workshop and this class will better suit your needs.   

The class is taught by a registered nurse/ childbirth nurse educator.  You and your support person should attend this class together and plan to complete it about 4- 6 weeks before your baby’s due date. Please bring two pillows and a blanket or exercise mat to class for practice time. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.

If you have any questions about this class or if it is right for you, please contact us. 

Maribeth Baker, R.N. or Connie Denison, Prenatal and Family Education
Phone: Maribeth 248-273-6323 or Connie 248-273-6324
E-mail: or

Payment for this class reserves 2 seats in class –one for mom and one for her partner/guest.


Childbirth Education

Beaumont's multi-session childbirth class teaches expectant parents how to recognize and cope with the physical and emotional changes that occur with pregnancy, labor, birth and recovery.  Our class incorporates the Lamaze® technique.  Classes are taught by registered nurse childbirth educators.  

During the class, we will practice breathing and relaxation techniques.  Please bring two pillows and a blanket to each class so you will be comfortable during our practice sessions.

We offer two class formats for your convenience:  Two sessions held on 2 consecutive Saturdays or four session classes held 4 consecutive weeknights.  

You and your support person should attend the class together and plan to complete your birthing classes four weeks before your delivery date.

The final session of our Childbirth Education Series is held four to eight weeks after your baby is born.  You and your new baby are invited to attend a Beyond Birth class where we will talk about postpartum adjustment, time and priorities as well as parenting myths and realities. Please visit us at Beyond Birth.

If you are unable to attend this class, please visit us at Childbirth Education - Independent Study.

Please use Mom's name when registering for all prenatal classes. During checkout please ADD the Obstetrician's name and due date.

Please register early, classes do fill quickly.


Payment for this class reserves 2 seats in class –one for mom and one for her partner/guest.


Basic Life Support (BLS)

Please note: the American Heart Association is no longer offering a recertification class for BLS.  If you have previously taken BLS and want to renew your certification, you must register for the full BLS class.


The American Heart Association's BLS course is designed for the healthcare providers caring for patients both in prehospital and in-facility environments. 


The American Heart Association designed this Basic Life Support (BLS) class for health care providers. During this class, you will learn:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival
  • Apply the BLS Concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe the importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED
  • Provide effective ventilation using a barrier device
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
  • Describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation
  • Perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult or child
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant

Upon completion of the class, you will take a hands-on skills test and a written exam.  You will receive a certification card once you pass both tests. The certification is in effect for 2 years.

In most cases you will receive an instruction book at class. Occassionally the book maybe mailed in advance. 

Please arrive 5 minutes before the class starts so that we can begin on time.  If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the class begins, we will not admit you to the classroom.  You will need to reschedule for another BLS session. If you are picking up your book at class and would like to review, you may arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class.

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