Prepared Childbirth Classes Based on the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices

Developed over years of research, these classes are designed to simplify your birth process with an informed approach that helps alleviate your fears and manage the physical challenge of labor. These practices will help keep your labor and your baby's birth as safe and healthy as possible, regardless of any variables.

The Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices

  1. Let labor begin on its own.

  2. Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor.

  3. Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support.

  4. Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary.

  5. Avoid giving birth on your back, and follow your body’s urges to push

  6. Keep mother and baby together — it’s best for mother, baby and breastfeeding

Sunday Tortelli was awarded the prestigious Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators (FACCE) designation in 2015, which indicates that she has made significant contributions to the field of childbirth education including promotion of the Lamaze fundamentals of birth, research, advocacy, media and community leadership efforts. Additionally, the designation indicates that she is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest standards in the field of Perinatal Education.

Group Express Classes at Two Hospital Locations

The express class option is a shorter, condensed program, which is offered at

  • University Hospitals Westlake Center — call UH Health Match at 216-844-4000 to register. The class fee is $85 for a one-day Saturday class. Access the class schedule, location and registration information on the UH calendar.

  • Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Hts. — call 440-816-8036 to register. The class fee is $80 for a two-evening class. Access the class schedule and registration information on the website.

Private Classes

Please inquire about the availability of private or small group instruction and refresher classes in Strongsville or in the comfort of your own home before registering to attend in the Online Store.