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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

Discount Package on Classes

$190 - One Day Class Plus any two of the following classes: Newborn care, Breastfeeding for mom and birth partner, Conscious Fathering class for dad or Grandparents class.

$200 -Two Day or 5 Week class plus any two of the following classes: Newborn care for mom and partner, Breastfeeding for mom and partner, Conscious Fathering class for dad or Grandparents class.

In order to receive discount, please register by calling 800-342-9919.

*Note: These packages reflect a $25.00 package discount. We cannot give partial refunds for unattended classes purchased with this package.

We’re here to help you and your family better understand and prepare for the arrival of your baby. Our experienced educators and classes help you and your family enjoy a more satisfying birth experience.

Classes are offered at the Family Birth Centers at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, MultiCare Tacoma General HospitalMultiCare Auburn Medical Center and MultiCare Covington Medical Center.

Sign up for classes online or over the phone, call 800-342-9919.

All students using a Provider One Card for class payment must register by calling 800-342-9919.

Explore Classes/Tours

List of Classes

6-Week After Baby Comes Series

Now that your baby is here...is there an app for that?

This six week course gives new moms time with an experienced instructor to discuss important topics- feeding, sleeping, emotional adjustments and infant development.

It is recommended that you attend this class for babies 0-3 mos, the earlier you attend the better.

$60 / person

Register for 6-Week Series Online

5-Week Childbirth Series

If you want a comprehensive class covering everything from pregnancy, birth, comfort techniques, medications for birth, cesarean birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and newborn care, this class is for you. You will have an opportunity to meet other expectant parents, tour our Birth Center with your educator and have plenty of time to have your questions answered. If you are hoping to avoid the use of pain medication for childbirth, this class offers the most practice with non-medication pain relief techniques. 2.5 hours per class, 12.5 hours total series time.

$130 or Provider One Card

Register Online for 5-Week Childbirth Series

Please call 800-342-9919 to register by phone or if using Provider One Card. For any further questions or concerns, call 253-403-7586.

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

2-Day Class

This class covers all the information a 5-week series does, but moves more quickly over two weekend days. Labor coping and support techniques will be practiced both days. Tour of our Birth Center included. Each class day is 6.5 hours with a lunch break.

$130 or Provider One Card

Register for 2-Day Class

Please call 800-342-9919 to register by phone or if using Provider One Card. For any further questions or concerns, call 253-403-7586.

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

1-Day Class

This class offers “just the basics” for those too busy to attend the longer classes or those who desire a class that moves quickly. While all subjects are touched on, the primary focus of this class is to prepare you and your birth partner for the birth itself. 8-hour class with a lunch break.

$120 or Provider One Card

Register for 1-Day Class

Please call 800-342-9919 to register by phone or if using Provider One Card. For any further questions or concerns, call 253-403-7586.

*With all class registrations, a birth partner can attend at no additional charge and the partner's information is entered when mom registers.
Spanish - 1-Day Class

Clase de 1 día: esta clase ofrece "solo lo básico" para aquellos que están demasiado ocupados para asistir a las clases más largas o aquellos que desean una clase que se mueve rápidamente. Mientras que se abordan todas las materias, el enfoque principal de esta clase es preparar a usted y a su pareja de nacimiento para el nacimiento en sí. Clase de 8 horas con un almuerzo.

Si utiliza una Tarjeta Provider One, llame al 253-372-6703 para registrarse.

Regístrese en línea o por teléfono al 253-372-6703.

Regístrese en línea

Online 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.

$90 - Register online

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

Private 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.

$215 - Register online

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

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

This 1-night class offers information on the benefits and the "how to" of breastfeeding. Suggestions for overcoming common difficulties and strategies for working and breastfeeding will be covered.
$45

Register for Breastfeeding Class

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

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

Infant Safety and CPR
Learn important safety tips to help keep your little one safe, Infant CPR and how to respond to a choking infant. This class does not offer a certification card. 

$45 for two attendees - Register online

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

Newborn Care

This 1-night class offers an in-depth preparation on what to expect from your newborn and how to best care for him or her when you get home from the hospital. Sleeping, feeding, diapering, bathing and safety issues will all be covered with extra time for your questions or concerns to be addressed. 3 hours.

$45

Register for Newborn Care Class

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

*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. 

$45 - Register online

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

Bringing Baby Home - 2-Day Class

This workshop will help you to successfully navigate your way through the transition to parenthood by learning how to increase relationship satisfaction between parents, decrease postpartum depression, and parent together while meeting the emotional and phycological need of your child. Attend any time during pregnancy or in the first 18 months of parenthood. Babies up to 12 weeks old are welcome to attend with parents.

*Babies are welcome to atend with parents

$160 - Register online

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

Grandparents Class

Expectant and new grandparents can learn tips on settling into their new role, current information on baby care and safety, ways to enjoy their new grandchild and receive suggestions on navigating the wonderful and sometimes challenging relationships with family members as their family expands.

$45 / couple - Register online

(Provider One Cards not accepted)

Mom and Baby Support Group at Good Samaritan Hospital

Offers informative speakers, discussion of sleep, feeding and adjustment issues, baby weight checks, encouragement and support. Group meets in the Birth Center Classroom.

Free - No need to sign up.

Every Tuesday: 0-6 months 10:30-11:30am

Contact Info: Phone - 253-403-7586

Mom and Baby Breastfeeding Support Group at Tacoma General Hospital

Offers professional support for breastfeeding, baby weight checks and discussion of sleep, feeding and adjustment issues. Group meets in the Family Education Center within the Women and Newborn Unit in Tacoma General Hospital. No need to sign up. Free Every Tuesday from 10:30am-Noon

Birth Center Tours

View the private birthing suites and get your personal questions answered about birthing at Auburn Medical Center, Good Samaritan and Tacoma General. Information regarding pre-registration, arrival to the hospital and what to expect during your stay will be provided.

Auburn Medical Center Tours are offered by appointment. Please call 253-545-2522 to arrange your personal tour of the Family Birth Center.

Covington Medical Center Tours are offered every 3rd weekend of each month on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. There is no registration required for these tours. Tours can also be arranged by appointment, if patients and their families are unable to attend the monthly date. Please call the Birth Center to schedule at 253-372-6703.

Good Samaritan Hospital Tours are at 1pm every Saturday and Sunday. Meet in the Family Birth Center lobby. No need to sign up. Tour lasts about 30 minutes.

Tacoma General Hospital Tours are offered three times a month (see class schedule). Please call 800-342-9919 to sign up, or register online. Tour lasts about 45 minutes.