Providence Health and Services Southern California is offering childbirth preparation classes to help ready mothers and fathers for labor and delivery.

Presented at least once a month on Wednesdays or Saturdays, the classes give an overview of special exercises, relaxation techniques and other important information for expectant parents. The next available class will be held on March 9 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Those interested in taking a class are encouraged to reserve a spot during the fourth month of pregnancy. The class fee is $95.The classes are being presented at Providence Holy Cross Women’s Wellness Center, located at 19950 Rinaldi Street, Suite 110A, Porter Ranch.For a complete list of class times, contact the Providence Health Resource Center at (888) 432-5464, or visit