Childbirth and Family Education

The Childbirth and Family Education Team are here to guide you through your journey of labor, birth, breastfeeding and beyond. Our classes will inspire, educate and alleviate any fears you may have about this exciting time of your life.

It is recommended that you begin to inquire about scheduling classes between 24-28 weeks of pregnancy.

Complete Childbirth Education Series
Choose either the Complete Birthing Series or the Saturday Express Birthing Class, whichever meets your individual needs. A free tour of the Maternal Infant Center is included in both formats.

Discounted classes available to those who qualify. Call 443-406-1355 or email The Childbirth and Family Education Team for more information.

These classes cover the essentials of labor and delivery. Topics include signs of labor, Lamaze breathing techniques, relaxation, comfort measures, birth plans, possible interventions, cesarean birth, medications and epidurals. Whether your birth plan is for a natural birth, an epidural, or a cesarean birth, we have all the information you need. A tour of the Maternal Infant Center is provided.

Complete Birthing Class | $50 Discounted classes available to those who qualify.
Five week series.  Call for class schedule.
Topics include: signs of labor, breathing & relaxation, comfort measures, possible interventions, cesarean birth, medications, postpartum adjustment, breastfeeding, newborn characteristics and care, swaddling, soothing, safe sleep, car seat safety, and infant CPR.
This series includes the Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Basics classes, at no additional cost.

Saturday Express Birthing Class | $50 Discounted classes available to those who qualify.
Offered one Saturday a month from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Only the essentials of labor and delivery are covered. Topics include: signs of labor, breathing & relaxation, comfort measures, possible interventions, cesarean birth, and medications.

Recommended Elective Classes

The classes listed below are elective courses for the Saturday Express Birthing Class. These electives are included in the Complete Birthing Class at no additional cost. The classes can be scheduled before or after the Saturday Express Birthing Class.

Newborn Care | $10 Discounted classes available to those who qualify
Recommended for first time parents.
Class is offered Thursday nights every six weeks, 6:30-9:00 pm.
Topics include: swaddling, newborn characteristics and care, infant soothing, safe sleep, car seat safety, and infant CPR.

Breastfeeding Basics | $10 Discounted classes available to those who qualify
It is recommended you take this class during your third trimester.
Class is offered Thursday nights every six weeks, 6:30-9:00 pm.
This interactive class is designed to teach mothers and their partners the benefits of breastfeeding, the value of skin-to-skin time, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, and best positions for both mother and baby. Also included: potential challenges, how to avoid them and where to find help if you need it.

All About Pumping | $10 Discounted classes available to those who qualify
It is recommended you take this class 4 to 6 weeks prior to returning to work/school.
This class meets Monday night every 8 weeks, 6:00-8:00 pm.
This interactive class is designed to teach new mothers the basics of pumping, how to maintain your supply, safe storage do’s & don’ts, and how to use your personal breast pump to maximize output. Also included: potential challenges, how to avoid them and where to find help if you need it.

Class availability subject to maximum/minimum enrollment guidelines.

Contact Information:
Class Info & Registration
Tel: (443) 406-1355
Email: Childbirth and Family Education Team