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Programs and Services - Mother & Baby - Parent EducationYou may have heard it said that “babies don't come with instruction manuals.” Maybe not, but parents who come to UM St. Joseph Medical Center get the next best thing. Our childbirth education classes provide parents with helpful information to make good decisions for a happy and healthy birth experience.

Additional classes are added on a continual basis. Please call Family Education at 410-337-1880 to register for a class. Our office phone is answered by registered nurses certified in childbirth education.

Look for upcoming dates on the following classes:

  • Labor Coping Skills
  • Baby Care
  • Infant Massage: generally held on selected Saturday afternoons
  • Car seat Safety Inspection: One Sunday morning a month, appointment needed
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cesarean Birth Preparation
  • Grandparenting Update
  • Sibling Preparation Class

We also offer a free support group for new mothers and their babies on Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 410-337-1880 to register.