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Birth and Parenting Classes

Memorial Hospital offers a variety of classes and support groups for those who will be delivering their babies, or have delivered their babies, at Memorial Hospitals 'Miracles on 34th Street' Birth Center.

Preparing for Labor and Birth

This free four-week series of classes provides the mother-to-be and her support person with information on what to anticipate during labor and birth. The course is taught by certified childbirth instructors and covers many aspects of pregnancy, the process of birth, a variety of coping techniques to meet the concerns of parents expecting a baby, as well as breastfeeding and mother and baby postpartum care. 

To assure a place in these classes, we encourage registering before or during the fifth month of pregnancy.

  • This class includes a Getting Started Breastfeeding class. 
  • Please dress comfortably. Bring 2-3 pillows and a blanket for floor exercises during the classes.

Our labor and birth classes are free.

Upcoming Dates

Classes begin the first Monday of each month and run once per week (Mondays) for four weeks.

For more information or to register, please call 661.327.4647 ext. 4510.

Maternity Orientation And Tour

If you’re nervous about giving birth, come and see what we have to offer at Memorial Hospital. Attending our Maternity Orientation and Tour allows time to ask questions about policies and options open to you. A tour of the maternal child health area of the hospital will be given. Attending this class early in pregnancy will allow time to learn about our hospital as well as attend other prenatal courses offered.

All tours include Labor and Delivery triage, Labor and Delivery birthing suites, the postpartum room where patients will be transferred 1-2 hours after delivery, and information about how Memorial Hospital ensures that mom and baby are provided with exceptional care the moment they arrive at our hospital for delivery.     

This free class meets Tuesday mornings and begins promptly at 10 a.m. in the Main Lobby.  All Tuesday morning tours are led by the Nursing Director of Labor and Delivery and Postpartum Services.    

You're welcome to bring a support person(s) with you to this tour. In fact, we encourage all persons who will be supporting our parents to attend the tour.

Private Tour

To schedule a private tour of Memorial Hospital’s birthing unit or to request additional information about our maternity services, please call Sharon at 661.327.4647  ext. 3182 or email   

Learn More About Our 'Miracles On 34th Street' Birth and Parenting Classes 

For more information or to register for a Birth and Parenting class, please call 661.327.4647 ext. 4510.