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Pregnancy & Childbirth Classes, Events & Facility Tours

Dear Expectant Parents & Families

For the safety of you and our patients, we have cancelled our in-person obstetrics tours and childbirth classes until further notice.

We are pleased to offer online birthing, breastfeeding and newborn classes in English and Spanish, and a virtual obstetrics tour.

 

Having your first baby, or having another baby, can be both exciting and overwhelming. Taking one or more classes and a tour of the birth facility can help you feel better prepared and less anxious.

At the Women & Infants Center, our in-person classes are paused because of COVID-19, so we’re bringing the classes to you. Our online classes allow you to prepare for the birth of your child from the comforts of your home:

Understanding Birth eClass

Our interactive online course prepares expectant parents for their birthing experience. Topics include your changing body during pregnancy, the signs and stages of birth, types of births, comfort techniques for laboring 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. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan!  Allow 4-6 hours to complete.

Register online:

  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Registration includes 24-hour unlimited online access for 9 months and one-on-one correspondence and support with a Barnes-Jewish Hospital nurse educator.
  • Fee: $40


Understanding Breastfeeding eClass

Our online interactive breastfeeding class covers all the essentials an expectant mother needs to breastfeed her baby, taught by clear animations and plenty of video examples. It lets you know when you should call our lactation specialists for help and includes helpful partner tips throughout. Topics include how breastfeeding works, how to breastfeed, when to feed your baby, how to tell if they are getting enough milk, how to take care of your breasts and more. You will also be able to track feedings with an easy-to-use tracker! Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

Register online:

  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Registration includes 24-hour unlimited online access for 9 months and one-on-one correspondence and support with a Barnes-Jewish Hospital nurse educator.
  • Fee: $30


Understanding Your Newborn eClass

Our interactive online newborn class teaches expectant parents how to care for their baby during the first six weeks and beyond. Topics include bathing, feeding, diapering and lets you know when to call the doctor, and are taught through instructive video clips, animations and interactive games. You will also stay organized with a variety of helpful checklists and trackers! Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

Register online:

  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Registration includes 24-hour unlimited online access for 9 months and one-on-one correspondence and support with a Barnes-Jewish Hospital nurse educator.
  • Fee: $30


Contact Us

For more information on the Women & Infants Center facility or childbirth education options, please contact our Women's Health Educator at 314.859.0594.