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Expectant Parent Classes

Important Notice

For the safety of all, all tours, classes and support groups held at Northridge Hospital have been canceled for July and August 2020.

A free resource for online childbirth education with photos and video clips is available through YoMingo at

An additional resources with free access for parents to watch birth stories is available here.

Welcome to the Family Birth Center

Hello, Baby!

Our Family Birth Center delivers joyful and cherished memories! Having a baby is one of the most important and exciting experiences. Our team makes your special event as comfortable and stress free as possible. Enhance your birth and parenting experience by taking our classes. All 2020 classes offered FREE OF CHARGE.

Maternity Tours are offered twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays in English and on the third Wednesday in Spanish. 

Spanish Child Safety and Spanish Childbirth Education Classes are now offered by appointment only.

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Expectant Parent class registration is required. Call 866.792.BABY (2229)

Download our complete 2021 Family Birth Center Class Schedule.

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To reach the Department of Childbirth Education, please call (818) 885-5434.

En Español

Todas las clases son gratuitas. Para inscribirse a nuestras clases, por favor comuníquese con el centro de llamadas al 866.792.BABY (2229, disponible las 24 horas. Para comunicarse con el departamento de educación sobre el parto, llame al (818) 885-5434.

Descargue nuestro horario completo de clases para el Centro de nacimiento familiar 2020.


For a full description of our Childbirth Education Classes, please refer to the English or Spanish brochures.

Note: Any class dates listed below may be subject to change or cancellation.

2020 English Calendar

Maternity Tour

Informational orientation followed by a walking tour of our state-of-the-art Family Birth Center.

New video tour! With the current suspension of in-person Maternity Tours due to COVID-19, the Family Birth Center invites you to virtually tour our center through this video. 

Northridge Hospital Medical Center: Recorded Maternity Tour Session


Childbirth Education Series

Prepare for your child's birth. Class topics include physical and emotional changes, what to expect during pregnancy and birth, techniques for relaxation and breathing, cesarean birth, pain relief options. This is a four-class series that can be joined at any time. Registration is recommended by the sixth month of pregnancy.

Class 1: Stages of Labor: Signs, Symptoms & Emergencies
Class 2: Pain Management/Cesarean Birth
Class 3: Breastfeeding Workshop
Class 4: Postpartum/Parenting

Select Tuesday, 6 - 9 p.m.


Childbirth Education Weekend Express Classes

A condensed version of the Childbirth Education Series held on two consecutive Saturdays every other month beginning in January.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(Select one Series

    January 11, 18

    March 14, 21

    May 9, 16

    July 11, 18

    September 12, 19

    November 14, 21


Breastfeeding Support Group

Offered every Thursday for mothers looking to exchange breastfeeding information and experiences. Led by a Lactation Educator.

Every Thursday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Child Safety 101

Tips for coping as new parents, baby safety, reducing hazards, car seat safety, and Infant CPR (non-certified. Grandparents welcome!

Offered on Wednesday evenings every other month, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. or Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(Select one date

    January 15

    March 11

    May 13

    July 8

    September 9

    November 11

Offered on Saturdays in the alternate months, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(Select one date

    February 8

    April 11

    June 13

    August 8

    October 10

    December 12



En Español

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