The Birthing Center offers parent education classes, free of charge, at regular intervals throughout the year. 

**2024 In-Person Childbirth and Parent Education, Breastfeeding and Safe Sitter Program Offerings** 

To register for any of the available classes, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5200. Please leave a message that includes your name, email address, phone number, and the name and date of the class for which you would like to register. Care partners are encouraged to attend with their birthing partners.

Course Topics:

Breastfeeding Class

Offers information about the benefits of breastfeeding for babies and new mothers, as well as tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding.

Labor and Delivery

Provides parents with an overview of topics, including maternal reproductive health; signs, symptoms and stages of labor; pain management during labor; techniques for a successful birthing experience; cesarean delivery; and recovery after childbirth.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR

Provides new parents with information, including newborn safety, new mom safety and general safety.


Introduces children ages 2 to 8 to ways they can help newborns and parents by being a safe sibling. Nurses introduce participating children to safety issues, safe ways they can engage with their newborn siblings, and also offer tips and tricks for parents to encourage a healthy bonding experience. This class includes a snack, story time and tour of the Birthing Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

Breastfeeding Support

Certified lactation consultants offer expectant and new mothers information about the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby along with tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding. For information regarding breastfeeding support conducted by appointment via video-conference or in-person, contact Carol Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5700.

Learn more about breastfeeding support through UM Shore Regional Health.