Childbirth classes and resources
We continue to offer classes online, but will begin offering in-person classes starting June 28 with appropriate COVID-19 precautions. These precautions include:
participants will be required to wear facial masks
participants must enter through our P1 Skyway and be screened upon entrance to the building
classes will be held in the JSC Classroom A.
All classes, except our breastfeeding class, are provided for a fee
See a full list of our online and in-person classes, dates and times and/or register for a class.
any questions, please contact our Perinatal Education department at
Classes & Tours
Mt. Auburn Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Rooms Virtual Tour
While we are currently not offering in-person tours of our birthing center, we do offer the following online tour of our birthing center in Mt. Auburn.
Classes we offer
Please note, all classes are in-person unless otherwise noted. In-person classes begin June 28 with COVID-19 precautions, such as face masks and social distancing. See above for a full list of all precautions.
Curious Couples Tour
Prepare for the arrival of your newborn by taking a tour of your birthing center, either at our Liberty or Mt. Auburn locations. You and your partner may also participate in a question-and-answer session about the childbirth experience. This class is free to participants.
Lamaze Five-Week Series (online and in-person)
This class is designed to educate parents about the basics of the birth process, including vaginal and cesarean deliveries, with a focus on Lamaze healthy birth processes and breathing. Options for pain relief are reviewed and information regarding different interventions is discussed. Tour of the Birthing Center is included. Class meets five weeks in a row. The date listed is first day of class and classes will occur weekly at the same time and day of the week. Wear comfortable pants, bring two pillows and a sleeping bag or comforter for floor exercises.
Natural Childbirth Course
This four-hour class is designed to educate parents about the basics of the birth process, with a focus on achieving the most natural birth that you are comfortable with. Options for pain relief are reviewed and information regarding different interventions is discussed. This course is offered at both our Liberty and Mt. Auburn locations, and a tour of the Birthing Center is included.
Prepared Childbirth One-Day Course (online and in-person)
This five-hour course is designed to educate parents about the basics of the birth process, including vaginal and cesarean deliveries. This is not a Lamaze Class. Options for pain relief are reviewed and information regarding different interventions is discussed. This course is offered at both our Liberty and Mt. Auburn locations, and a tour of the Birthing Center is included. Please feel free to bring a lunch or purchase a lunch on site.
Baby Care Basics (online and in-person)
2.5-hour class is designed to educate parents about the basics of baby care,
including typical newborn characteristics. Safety issues discussed include a
review of car seat safety, safe sleep, safe feeding practices, home safety, bathing
safety and more. Basic diapering and care principles.
Breastfeeding Classes (online and in-person)
This 2.5-hour class is designed to educate parents about the basics of breastfeeding, including latching techniques, normal breastfeeding infant behaviors, milk supply guidelines, how and when to incorporate pumping, and troubleshooting common concerns.
and Child CPR
This course is called "Save a Baby" and is designed to educate parents about the basics of baby safety and infant CPR using the American Heart Association guidelines. This class is instruction only. A CPR card will not be issued.
This 90-minute class helps prepare big brothers and sisters for the arrival of the new baby. During this class, children tour the Birthing Center, siblings-to-be learn how a new baby looks and acts, and how to adjust to their new brother or sister. Make sure the sibling-to-be brings a doll or stuffed animal to practice holding and diapering. This class is recommended for ages three to 12 years.
Understanding Birth eClass (online only)
Can’t come to a childbirth class? We’ll bring it to you! Consider the Understanding Birth eClass your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories.
Virtual Comfort Measures Class (online only)
In this one time, 2 hour class, participants will learn and practice non pharmaceutical comfort techniques for labor such as positioning, counter pressure, and creating a comfortable labor environment. It is assumed that participants will have either taken the Prepared Childbirth class or are already knowledgeable of the stages and phases of labor. Have a comfortable spot with a pillow and blanket available to use during class.
Resources for new parents