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

    Budgeting for your baby’s arrival, breast- and bottle-feeding, infant growth and development, infant hygiene, cord care, circumcision care, and infant CPR are all covered in this course. The class meets 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a Saturday. You can attend this course anytime during your pregnancy or after delivery.

    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. The session of four weekly classes is $80 and meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon in 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. Tours are at 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

    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 6-7 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. Two-hour sessions are held once a week for four weeks. Parents who live outside of the region or who have very busy schedules may opt to attend the Prepared Childbirth Weekend Course that meets for one full Saturday. Both sessions are very popular, so register early!