Methodist Women's Hospital

Childbirth Education

Interested in classes on pregnancy, childbirth, baby care, parenting and more?

Methodist Women's Hospital’s childbirth education programs offer support and information to expecting families.

Prepared Childbirth Education Classes

From A to Zen – Creating a Mind/Baby Connection - Ten Weeks

Built upon the foundation of the Pure Birth philosophy, this 10-week class is designed for women who desire a natural childbirth without medication and highlights the roles of both women and their birthing partners.

These interactive classes will provide education, activities and guided meditation, as well as support and encouragement to help you achieve a relaxed and holistic pregnancy and childbirth experience. This class includes “Breastfeeding Basics” and a tour of Methodist Women’s Hospital. Cost: $150

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From Belly Bump to Bassinet - Six Weeks

Prepare for the birth of your baby by exploring comfort techniques for labor, the importance of labor support and learning how to care for your newborn. Through education, women are able to make informed decisions about their birthing experiences. This class includes “Breastfeeding Basics” and a tour of Methodist Women’s Hospital. Cost: $65

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From Belly Bump to Bassinet - All-Day Saturday Class

A condensed version of our six-week class, the day-long class focuses on the educational aspect of labor, delivery and newborn care. Lunch is provided. A tour of Methodist Women’s Hospital is included. Register separately for Breastfeeding Basics. Cost: $80

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From Contractions to Cuddling - An Encore - Evening Class

Even experienced parents can benefit from an encore class before their next delivery. Learn current delivery practices, including a refresher on comfort and breathing techniques. Cost: $25

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Supplemental Childbirth Education Classes

Bringing Bundles of Joy into the World

Labor, delivery, feeding and parenting are different for parents expecting more than one bundle of joy. Let Methodist help you get ready for your adventure with multiples. Cost: $30 (two week class).

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Big Kid Basics

Help your children (ages 3-12) prepare for their new brother or sister. Activities geared toward each child’s age will help your child take an active role in his or her new baby brother’s or sister’s care. The class includes a children’s tour of the mother-baby floor where mom and baby will stay after delivery. Cost: $10 for first child plus $5 for each additional child.

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Family & Friends Baby Prep

Do you have loved ones who will be spending a lot of time with your new little one? Be sure they get properly prepped with this newborn care basics class. Cost: $10 for first family member plus $5 for each additional family member.

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Breastfeeding Basics

Learn the benefits of breastfeeding and helpful tips to begin breastfeeding successfully. Sign up for this class if you are taking the Saturday session of “Belly Bump to Bassinet.” (This material is covered in the 6-week session of “Belly Bump to Bassinet.”) Cost: $10.

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Expectant Family Tour

Free tours of all areas where mothers and babies will receive care are held on selected mornings and evenings. Tours are for adults only, and advance registration is required. Tours for children are provided in the “Big Kid Basics” class. Cost: Free.

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After Baby Arrives

Back to Work & Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding moms will get helpful advice from our lactation consultants to ease the return to the workplace. Cost: Free. No registration required.

Baby & Me

Get together with other new moms and their babies (up to one year of age) for this fun, free interactive class. A certified Methodist Women’s lactation consultant leads the hour-long sessions, giving you a chance to share concerns and experiences, while gaining tips and reassurance. Cost: Free. No registration required.


Class Registration

To register for Methodist Women’s Hospital Childbirth Education classes or tours, visit

For questions or more information, call (402) 815-1136.


Infant CPR

We offer the Friends and Family CPR program for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card. The program contains information on how to perform the basic skills of CPR for adults, children, and infants and how to help an adult, child, or infant who is choking.

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Car seat safety to ensure the first ride is safe

Always use a car seat that is installed correctly, facing backward in the back seat.
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