Blessed Beginnings Childbirth preparation classes will be offered on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 20 -Oct. 18, in downtown Gardner.
The five-week class is for first time parents or those wanting to refresh their skills. The class will cover nutrition, comfort measures, birth plans, labor practice, and infant care and more.
Instructors include Maria Murphy, RN, BSN, CCE, and Christie Hoffman, CCE, CBD. Murphy is a 20-year resident of Gardner and has four children.  She is a certified childbirth educator.  Hoffman has lived in Gardner 12 years and has four children.
For the cost of the class and  more information call Christie at (913)963-0355 or Maria at (913) 558-2878. Snacks will be provided.