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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 six-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 Getting Started Breastfeeding class at no additional cost. 
  • Please dress comfortably. Bring 2-3 pillows and a blanket for floor exercises for classes 1-5, there are no floor exercises in class 6.

Cost is $55.00 per couple and registration is required.

Upcoming Dates

  • Six Mondays beginning September 19, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
  • Six Mondays beginning November 7, 5:30 - 9:30 PM

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

Breastfeeding Basics

This one evening class is designed to support and educate expectant mothers and their support person(s) about breastfeeding your newborn. Discussion includes common concerns, proper positioning of the baby, holding, and latch-on necessary for successful breastfeeding. Fathers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Offered as part of the six week Preparing for Labor and Birth series, this class may be taken as a 'stand alone' class for those parents who do not wish to attend the entire six week course.  If you’re enrolled in the Preparation for Labor and Birth series you will automatically be enrolled in this class. 

Cost is $15.00. There is no additional fee for this class for couples already enrolled in Preparation for Labor and Birth.

Upcoming Dates

February 15, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
March 28, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
May 9, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
June 20, 5:30 - 9:30 PM

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

Mom and Baby Care

This class covers important information you will need to know to care for mother and baby during the first days after leaving the hospital.

Cost is $15.00.  Couples enrolled in the Preparation for Labor and Birth course are automatically registered for this class and no additional fee is required.

Upcoming Dates

February 8, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
March 21, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
May 2, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
June 5, 5:30 - 9:30 PM

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.

This free class meets Tuesday mornings and begins promptly at 10 a.m. in the Main Lobby.

Please bring only one adult support person with you to this class.

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.