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At this time, we are offering virtual options for classes. We also offer a virtual tour of our labor & delivery unit and the mother-baby unit.  

Please contact Amy Brown, RN Childbirth Education Coordinator, at ChildBirthEd@umm.edu for more information or to register.

Thank you for your understanding.


UMMC Labor and Delivery offers classes to help you stay health and prepare for childbirth.


Childbirth Education Class

Developed for busy expecting parents, this class focuses on evidence-based information that empowers parents to manage the process of labor and birth and make informed choices for their birth experience. This class provides an understanding of the stages of labor and familiarity with medical and hospital procedures. Class includes what to expect in the immediate postpartum period. 

Fees: $40 per individual/couple


Breastfeeding with Confidence

Learn how to breastfeed with confidence. Taught by a certified lactation consultant, this course will cover the basics of breastfeeding including advantages of breastfeeding, initiating breastfeeding, various breastfeeding positions, establishing and identifying a good latch and feeding and pumping guidelines. 

Hours: One Thursday a month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Fees: Classes are free if receiving prenatal care at University of Maryland Redwood office, Penn Street office, Midtown office or Family Medicine.
For all others, the fee is $45 for mother and support person. 

Contact: Email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu with any questions.


Virtual Moms Breastfeeding Group

Weekly online meetings to support you and your baby with breastfeeding.

Hours: Thursdays, 1 - 2 pm

Fees: Free

Contact: Email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu for link to online group.


Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances

Learn how to breastfeed with confidence in special circumstances. This course will cover breastfeeding in a variety of situations including babies with a cardiac diagnosis, cleft lip/palate, as well as multiple births and more! A certified lactation consultant will meet and work with you in the prenatal period to develop a plan for pumping/feeding when your baby is delivered. It is the goal of our lactation team for our full term nursery, NICU and PICU mothers to have optimal support and encouragement during their baby's hospitalization.

When your baby is ready to go to the breast, our lactation team will assist you in latching and feeding. When you are discharged home, our lactation team will be available by phone, at support groups or see you for clinic visits.

Please email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu to request this class.


Infant Care with CPR, Safety and Bringing Home Your Baby: How to Choose a Pediatrician

Infant Care with CPR & Safety 

Taught by registered nurses using evidence-based practice, this class covers basic infant care such as bathing, cord care, diapering, temperature taking and circumcision care. Household baby-proofing and basic infant first aid are discussed along with safe sleep environment and car seat safety. Using the American Heart Association Infant CPR Anytime program, infant and child CPR and choking rescue methods will be taught. 

Bringing Home Your Baby

How to Choose a Pediatrician is presented by a UMMC pediatrician. Included are tips on how to choose the right pediatrician.

Fees: $40

Contact: Email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu with any questions.


Return to Work Pumping Class

Pumping: Making it Work

Perfect for moms returning to work while breastfeeding. Know your legal rights for pumping breaks at work! Learn how to use your breast pump and techniques to maintain milk supply. We will discuss safe milk handling and storage. 

Fees: $25 fee includes mother and support person

Contact: Email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu with any questions.


UMMC Labor and Delivery Tour

At this time, we are offering a virtual tour of the labor and delivery unit and the mother-baby unit for our expectant moms and one guest. 

Please email ChildBirthEd@umm.edu if you have any questions after watching our virtual tour.