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Whether you are preparing for your baby’s delivery or looking to learn more about newborn care, knowledgeable childbirth educators at Women & Babies Hospital offer a variety of opportunities for moms, dads, siblings and grandparents.

COVID-19 Update

For the health and safety of our families and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, only online classes will be offered for the foreseeable future.

Online Classes

Our online classes let you access the information you need, when and where it is convenient for you. Each class includes videos, animations, activities, PDFs, and many other helpful resources. And if you have questions, there's always a way to connect with one of our educators.

Sign up for all online classes at LGHealthEvents.org/OnlineChildbirthEducation or call 888-544-4636.

Note: Although classes on the sign-up page indicate a December date, they are available at your convenience anytime through December 2021.

Understanding Birth

Learn what to expect during the process of labor and birth, comfort techniques and labor support, and options for pain management and medical intervention.

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Understanding Breastfeeding

Become familiar with how the process of breastfeeding works, newborn hunger cues, knowing that your baby is getting enough to eat, and breast care.

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Understanding Your Newborn

Learn about newborn traits, characteristics, and behaviors; feeding, diapering, and bathing tips, and how to calm and soothe your newborn.

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Understanding Cesarean Birth

Become acquainted with information on some of the reasons c-sections become necessary, how to prepare for the surgery, anesthesia information, how the surgery is performed, and what to expect during recovery.

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Understanding Multiples

Having more than one baby might multiply the excitement, but it can also multiply the new family challenges! Understanding Multiples is an interactive eClass specifically for parents expecting twins or more. Working through the eClass online at your own pace, you'll get information on pregnancy, labor and birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum--all unique to the concerns of a multiple birth. Helpful tips on how to navigate the early weeks at home are included also.

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Baby Go Time! Last Minute Details for your Upcoming Stay

As the most current information on COVID-19 becomes available, Women & Babies Hospital responds and adapts to keep you and your baby safe. We want you to have the most up-to-date information on policies and procedures so you know what to expect when you come in to deliver your baby. Please join us online, via the Blue Jeans app, for an update session led by one of our nurse educators. Because these informational sessions will reflect the most current policies in effect, you should attend as close to your due date as possible. Email WBHGroups@pennmedicine.upenn.edu for information on the next available class.

Becoming Mom

Connect with other new moms and a childbirth educator through our Becoming Mom online virtual discussion group. Share stories, wisdom, successes and challenges, without leaving your home! Email WBHGroups@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to join. We'll get back to you with dates, times and other details.

For more information, or to register by phone, call 1-888-LGH-INFO (888-544-4636).