ABSTRACT: The couple who anticipate a cesarean delivery may find difficulty preparing themselves for this type of childbirth. While such parents share the needs of others who are giving birth, they also present special needs that are not met within the usual prenatal or Lamaze class format. This article describes a survey of cesarean classes in the United States, and a “Preparation for Cesarean Delivery” class offered at a university teaching hospital. Suggested class content as well as the emotional aspects of the scheduled cesarean delivery are discussed.