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Birthing/Breastfeeding Classes

Female doctor sits with pregnant women in birthing class

Prepared Childbirth Education

Our online childbirth class is ideal for those expectant parents who can't attend an on-site childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints or medical conditions. The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth. Our online childbirth class will help you:

  • Understand pregnancy: What's happening to your body, discomforts, warning signs, nutrition, exercise and more
  • Learn about labor: Preparing for birth, pre-labor signs, onset of labor, 3D animation of labor process and more
  • See how the stages of labor unfold: Watch amazing real-life birth stories
  • Discover helpful comfort techniques: Breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, advice for partners and more
  • Learn about the Hopkins unit: Information about our rooms, services, parking and visitor policies

Visit our class demo for an exciting preview of our online childbirth class.

Class Fee: $50. Your eClass registration includes online access for 6 months. Registration and payment are now online if you would like to pay by credit card or check. Please click on the link below for more information.

Fast Track Class

When: One-time session offered during the evening or on the weekend
This 2-hour class offers more individual attention and is scheduled as requested. The class offers breathing and relaxation, labor stages, comfort options, physical and psychological changes after delivery, and a tour of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Birthing Center. It is not necessary to register for a unit tour as it is already included with your session.
Where: Johns Hopkins Hospital Birthing Center
1800 Orleans Street, Zayed 8
Cost: $140 per couple
Contact information: 410-955-5502

Registration and payment are now online if you would like to pay by credit card or check. Please click on the link below for more information regarding dates and times.

*To pay cash for the Fast Track Class or submit questions, please contact 410-955-5502 or email ChildbirthEdcares@jhmi.edu. A labor and delivery nurse will respond to your email.


Individual Consultations

We also offer one-on-one consultations for the childbirth program. The date is scheduled at the convenience of the educator and the couple.
Cost: $200

Registration and payment are now online if you would like to pay by credit card or check. Please click on the link below for more information regarding dates and times.

*To pay cash for the Individual Consultation, or submit questions, please contact 410-955-5502 or email ChildbirthEdcares@jhmi.edu. A labor and delivery nurse will respond to your email.


Tours

Online: The time that works best for you
Where: Birthing Center
Cost: Free

Or

In-person: Tour size is limited to pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Pre-registration is required (see below for registration form).
When: Second Sunday of every month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to  6:30 p.m.
Where: Johns Hopkins Hospital Birthing Center
1800 Orleans Street, Zayed 8
Cost: Free
How to register: Registration is now online. Please click on the link below for more information regarding dates and times.

*To submit questions, please contact 410-955-5502 or email ChildbirthEdcares@jhmi.edu. A labor and delivery nurse will respond to your email.


Breastfeeding Classes

When: First Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and the third Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. This class is intended for the expectant mother and one support person. Topics include deciding to breastfeed, getting ready to breastfeed and preparing the entire family for the breastfeeding experience.
Where: Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street, Zayed 8
Cost: $50.00 per couple

Registration and payment are now online if you would like to pay by credit card or check. Please click on the link below for more information regarding dates and times.

*To pay cash for the Breastfeeding Class or submit questions, please contact 410-955-5502 or email ChildbirthEdcares@jhmi.edu. A labor and delivery nurse will respond to your email.

The Mom's Support Group meets every Tuesday afternoon (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) on Zayed 8 to offer support to breastfeeding moms. This service is free and is open to moms and nursing babies! All are welcome.

Please sign in at the Security Desk and have a seat in the Zayed 8 lobby. Security will notify the lactation staff when you have arrived. 


Birthing Companions/Doula Support

If you are interested in having a birthing companion or doula, please contact the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Birth Companions Program at 410-614-6458. There is no fee for this service.


Infant Safety Services

The Johns Hopkins Children's Safety Center (410-614-5587) offers safety services to help you with your home and car safety needs, including car seat installations and seat belt checks for a minimal fee.