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Childbirth Classes

Childbirth, Parenting and Family Education Classes

Learn more about our childbirth & family education program and its benefits for families

Updated Class Policy

Out of an abundance of caution and care for our community and patients during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our Childbirth, Parenting and Family in-person classes will be suspended until further notice. We will continue to offer our online and private classes, and are working on additional options to serve our community. Our Conscious Fathering class will be moving to an online format.

Thank you for your understanding. For more information about COVID-19 and tips to keep yourself and others healthy, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.

Online Childbirth Class

This online class offers prepared childbirth instruction in an easy-to-navigate, self-paced and convenient format. Topics covered are pregnancy, labor, birth stories, comfort techniques, medical procedures, cesarean birth, newborn care and postpartum. This class offers information in text, animation, videos and 11 printable handouts. Total average viewing time is 4 to 6 hours.

$130 - Provider One Cards are accepted

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Online Newborn Care Class

The Newborn Care class covers what to expect in the early weeks and months of parenting. You will learn how to interpret your baby’s behavior and cues, comforting techniques, best feeding practices, diapering, and health and safety information. View at your own pace, usually 2-3 hours. $55

After registering, you will receive an email with information about how to access the class, generally within the next business day.

$55 - Provider One Cards not accepted

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Online Breastfeeding Class

Our online breastfeeding class covers what to expect in the early weeks and months of parenting. You will learn how to interpret your baby’s behavior and cues, comforting techniques, best feeding practices, diapering, and health and safety information. View at your own pace, usually 2-3 hours.

After registering, you will receive an email with information about how to access the class, generally within the next business day.

$55 - Provider One Cards not accepted

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Private Childbirth Class

If you prefer a private childbirth class, this 3-hour private class covers the prenatal education topics you select. Time and subjects are arranged with the instructor.

$225 - Provider One Cards not accepted

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* With all class registrations, a birth partner can attend at no additional charge and the partner's information is entered when mom registers.

Conscious Fathering Class

The Conscious Fathering course empowers new fathers with practical, hands-on skills that they can immediately use to help bond and care for their new baby.

This class will be offered as an online virtual class during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

$45 - Provider One Cards not accepted

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