Expectant parents can feel prepared for the journey ahead by attending this comprehensive class to learn about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and newborn care. Natural coping methods will be discussed, such as relaxation and breathing, as well as the use of pain medication and epidural anesthesia. A partner or support person is encouraged to attend. Register in your fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and take the classes in your seventh or eighth month. Classes will meet for three consecutive weeks from 6 to 8:30 p.m., December 4, 11, 18 in the Women & Children’s Pavilion classroom at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit porterhealth.com and click on Events.