​Childbirth classes and resources

Our childbirth education classes are designed to help you prepare for everything motherhood—from choosing your birthing center, to childbirth, to parenting and breastfeeding. We even have a class for siblings. For first-time parents or for those who just need a refresher, we offer a variety of classes at convenient times and locations to suit every family. 

Online registration is now available for childbirth classes. (Please note by clicking this link, you’re leaving The Christ Hospital Health Network Website and will be registering through Eventbrite.com.) Or you may call 513-585-2155 to speak with someone directly.

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

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

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

This 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

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.

Infant 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.

Sibling Class

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

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.


Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful, empowering experience nature intended.  Hypnobirthing is a philosophy of birth, emphasizing mind & body harmony. combining guided imagery, self-hypnosis, & relaxed breathing. 

Resources for new parents