Pregnancy & Parenting Classes

  • Childbirth Classes

    Babies don't come with instructions. That's why it's important to educate yourself about all of the changes and activities associated with childbirth and parenting. We offer a variety of classes to prepare moms, dads, and siblings for the arrival of a new baby. Not all of the classes listed below are offered every month. For a list of current classes, prices, and registration information, visit our calendar.

    Baby Basics

    Basic newborn care, your hospital stay, breastfeeding, and newborn safety are all covered in this course. The class meets 9 a.m. to noon on a Saturday. You can attend this course any time during your pregnancy.

    Basic Breastfeeding

    This two-hour class is designed to educate and support the mother planning to breastfeed. Topics include preparing to breastfeed, basic breastfeeding information, nutrition, and a discussion of common concerns. Issues such as family support for the breastfeeding mother, the father’s role in feeding, and how to breastfeed and continue your career are also covered. Your support person is encouraged to attend the class with you.

    Infant Massage

    Learn to soothe your baby, enhance attentiveness, and improve immune function with hands-on instruction in infant massage. Babies must be at least 1 month old, but not yet crawling. One-hour private sessions are $50 and available Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Follow-up sessions are $35 per hour. Sessions are held at FitnessOne. Free valet parking is available. Call 912-350-4030 to register.

    Labor and Delivery Tour

    Want to take a look around before the big day? Register to take a free tour of our perinatal facilities. Call 912-350-BORN (2676) for next available tour.

    Multiple Blessings

    This four-session course is for parents expecting twins, triplets, or more. An experienced team of mothers with multiples provides information on prenatal care, the multiple birth experience, newborn care, and life at home with more than one baby. This class is scheduled on an as-needed basis. If you’d like to request the course, call 912-350-BORN (2676).

    Online Childbirth Class

    This fully online childbirth course is ideal for busy parents. The Gift of Motherhood is an interactive, web-based program that includes animated illustrations and videos. The class costs $50 and can be accessed for up to 90 days. A childbirth educator is available by phone and email to answer your questions. Learn more or register for the class

    Prenatal Yoga

    This weekly class is designed to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and keep you fit for childbirth. The session of six classes is $75 and meets Mondays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in FitnessOne. Call 912-350-4030 to register.

    Prepared Childbirth

    This course provides an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Conscious relaxation, breathing techniques, and comfort measures to use during labor and delivery are demonstrated. The course also includes a tour of the labor and delivery suites at Memorial Health for Women. Prepared Childbirth is offered in two different formats, all-day on a Saturday or in two Monday evening sessions from 6 - 9 p.m.  Register early!