Childbirth Education Class Options

Congratulations: you are pregnant! 

This class is for mothers and partners during the last trimester of pregnancy to learn skills needed for the childbirth experience such as breathing methods, relaxation techniques, and comfort measures. 

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy
  • Labor & delivery
  • Anesthesia and medications
  • Cesarean section
  • Immediate post-delivery period
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn baby care

A tour of the Birth Center at Anna Jaques Hospital is included in the class.

Fee for the class (both the all-day workshop and online class) is $150 for Women's Health Care patients and $200 for non-WHC patients. Class fee covers both mother & support person. 

Classes are available in two formats to fit your family's needs: 

  • All-day Workshop: Saturdays from 10:00am-5:00pm in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques. Review of labor stages, coping strategies, hospital practices and what to expect on the Birth Center throughout your stay. This content is covered through in depth in class teaching, practice, and exercises. A tour of the Birth Center is included.
  • Online Combo: Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm (Online course with 3-hour on-site learning). Review of labor stages, coping strategies, hospital practices and what to expect on the Birth Center throughout your stay. This content is covered in an online module that you will complete before attending a 3 hour in class experience with hands on teaching, practice, and exercises. A tour of the Birth Center is included.

For more information, or to register for the class, please call (978) 463-1079 or email birthcenter@ajh.org.

Class Bundle Option:

          ✔ Childbirth Education (in-house or online)

         ✔ Newborn Care Class

         ✔ Breastfeeding Class

         ✔ Infant CPR Anytime

         ✔ Infant Massage

Total Cost = $250 per couple ($320 value)

Upcoming Events

January 12th

10:00am - 5:00pm

Childbirth Education: All-Day Workshop

Anna Jaques Hospital, Higgins Conference Room

25 Highland Ave.
Newburyport, MA 01950
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January 13th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Childbirth Education: Online Class

Online
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