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Elective - Labor & Delivery

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Course Information

This course is an elective that prepares allied health professionals to specialize in labor and delivery. It trains them to work in hospitals, clinics, or birthing centers under the direction of an obstetrician or nurse midwife. The course focuses on antepartum and postpartum care, preparing patients for childbirth, assisting during both normal and high-risk pregnancies, and monitoring vital signs of the mother and baby. It also includes postpartum care after the birth of the child.

Fully Online

Future-forward, flexible, and convenient, you can join the medical profession now—on your timing—and skip the commute.


With no set class times or enrollment periods, you can begin at anytime and finish at your own pace. 24/7 learning that fits your schedule.


With our unique pay-as-you-go tuition system and low cost per credit hour, we can help you fit college into your budget.

What you will learn.

We will teach you the skills you need.

How to assist in caring for women and their infants before, during and after birth

How to monitor a fetal heartbeat and the length and strength of contractions

How to preform antepartum care and know the signs of pregnancy

How to help patients and their family prepare for childbirth

How to assist with complications that can arise during labor

How to perform various tests on infants after birth and what the results mean

How to identify complications and assist if surgery (c-section) is needed

How to identify common procedures and equipment used during labor & delivery

How to preform procedures associated with routine postpartum care

How to use coaching techniques throughout a pregnancy, as well as during labor & delivery

I had never taken an online course before, but the website was so intuitive I always knew exactly what I needed to do to pass the class. Highly recommended, thank you!

-Petra Graduate

More Details

  • Credit applies to the Medical Assistant Program
  • Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks (16 seat hours)
  • Graduate with an MA specialization with this course
  • To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue

To view textbook info, download the Course Catalogue.

Course Pricing

Elective - Labor & Delivery online course

Cost per credit hour reflects current rates. Course registration fee does not include the cost of national certification exam (if applicable).


Tuition / Credit Hour: $292.00 | Credit Hours: 1 Hour(s)

Gain immediate access to all course materials.

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