Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

At what point in pregnancy should I sign up for classes?

Plan ahead! You are encouraged to take Childbirth Preparation classes beginning after your fourth month of pregnancy. Since the full series runs six weeks, you don’t want to back it up too close to your due date and run the risk of missing the last class or two if your baby comes early. Class sizes are limited so don’t wait till the last minute to secure your spot. Please see our Healthy Pregnancy Collection of online classes to cover tips for a healthy and energetic pregnancy before your chosen Ready for Birth class begins.

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee will be provided upon request up until one week before a class begins. After that time, refunds will not be issued, though you may transfer your registration to another class (including online classes). 

Make-Up Policy

Due to limited space, we are not able to accommodate the many requests we receive to allow people to make up missed classes by joining another class series. If you have to miss a class, it is fine for you or your partner to come alone or, if you prefer, you can bring a different support person with you to that class. In addition, we will provide you with the opportunity to make up missed material by giving you access to comparable from our online collection.

Lending Library

Anyone is welcome to access our free lending library anytime. The Center is not really staffed as a drop-in Center, but the library is set up to be self-serve, with rules posted. Check here for our hours.

Do you offer any scholarships?

As a for-profit, community-based organization, we do not have any funding for scholarships. However, we may be able to accommodate the needs of some lower-income families on Medicaid as follows. If we have reached our minimum enrollment for a class (so that we know it will indeed run as planned) but we do not anticipate being at full capacity, then we can open up a spot or two for folks at a reduced fee. We won’t know if we can accommodate you until it gets closer to the start date for the class. Please email patty@center4cby.com and we’ll see if we can work it out.