A Safety Update About Our Childbirth and Family Education Programs

For the health and safety of our expectant parents and growing families, and due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases throughout the state, we are canceling our in-person classes, events, support groups and meetings until further notice.

To keep you safe, we are currently offering many of our programs virtually. Please see the updated calendar listing for more details and registration information.

Please note: At this time, we are planning to begin hosting in-person classes again starting on March 15, 2021. Virtual classes will still be available, too. 

We’re with you all the way! Our on-demand Childbirth Education program features a comprehensive series of personalized telephone calls and virtual instruction from your designated Registered Nurse Childbirth Educator. Our Certified Lactation Consultant is available for remote breastfeeding consultations at your convenience, and our virtual support group for new parents offers guidance and insight, especially needed at this challenging time.

We are dedicated to staying connected with you in all the most important ways as you prepare for your baby’s birth. Please watch this page and our Facebook page for updates. As soon as it is deemed safe to do so, we will begin offering in-person classes once again. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please be sure to contact us at 410-337-1880 or SJMChilbirthEd@umm.edu.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you a safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth at UM St. Joseph! 

Online Classes and Virtual Support is Available

Keeping you safe, informed and supported during your pregnancy is our top priority. We encourage you to register for Childbirth, Baby Care and Breastfeeding classes and will contact you by email or phone as soon as possible to schedule your classes.

Breastfeeding Classes

Our certified lactation Consultant will be offering Zoom Breastfeeding classes at the same scheduled time as the in-person breastfeeding classes. Once you register online, you will receive an email from the instructor with your online meeting invitation. 

Childbirth and Baby Care Classes 

These classes will continue with our Certified Childbirth Educators offering personalized phone consultations to class participants. 

Baby Care Classes

Consultations will be FREE until further notice. Since the class is virtual, we are unable to provide the in-person instruction and demonstration or the ability for the class to practice Infant CPR and Choking at this time, but we will discuss infant care, safe sleep and car seat safety.