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COVID-19 Update

 

Birthing/Breastfeeding Classes at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

COVID-19 Update

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) all in-person Birthing/Breastfeeding Classes will be conducted via Zoom Meeting. Zoom information will be in your confirmation and reminder emails. All in-person tours will be suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

To view available class dates and/or register, please access our class portal here.. Please also feel free to leave a message at 410-502-3221 or email JHHLactation@jhmi.edu for additional information and support.

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Classes

Prepared Childbirth Education

All of our tours and classes, with the exception of online offerings, are located at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Birthing Center at 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore MD 21287. All classes and tours are intended for mom-to-be and one support person unless otherwise stated. Children are not permitted to attend classes or tours (with the exception of your nursing baby at Mom’s Breastfeeding Support Group). If you have any questions please check our FAQ. If you have questions after reading our FAQ, please send an email to ChildbirthEDcares@jhmi.edu. See below for descriptions of our classes:

Online Childbirth Education

eClass ($50)– An online childbirth class 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 of the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth. Your eClass registration includes online access for 6 months. 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.

You can purchase this online class here

Onsite Group Classes: Fast Track Class

Fast Track Class ($140 per couple)– A 2-hour class in a small group setting at our Birthing Center, offering breathing and relaxation techniques, education regarding labor stages, comfort options, physical and psychological changes after delivery, and a group 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.

When: One-time session offered during the evening or on the weekend
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 here 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

Individual Consultations ($200 per couple) – This program offers all of the education covered in our Fast Track class and a personal tour of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Birthing Center, but in a private one-on-one setting with one of our Childbirth Educators. It is not necessary to register for a unit tour as it is already included with your session.

Registration and payment are now online if you would like to pay by credit card or check. Please click here 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

We offer two options for touring The Johns Hopkins Hospital Birthing Center.

  • Virtual Tour (Free!) – A free, virtual tour of our Birthing Center is accessible via YouTube. Watch our video tour at your convenience at this link.
  • In Person (Free!) – A free, in person tour of our Birthing Center in a small group setting.
    • Tours are restricted to pregnant women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy and pre-registration is required (see below for registration instructions).
    • We offer these tours a few times throughout the month and spots tend to fill quickly. Please see the registration page for a full list of available dates.
    • Tours are held at 1800 Orleans Street, Zayed 8.
    • How to register: Browse our tour schedule and register for your preferred date and time here.
    • Children are not permitted to attend tours.

If you registered for a tour but would like to know if any spots become available for sooner dates that are sold out, please email ChildbirthEDcares@jhmi.edu to be placed on the cancellation list.

*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 and Support Groups

Breastfeeding Education

Offered on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00am-10:30am and the third Sunday of the month from 2:00pm-3:30pm. These classes are intended for Mom 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

If you would like to pay by credit card or check, please register at our online class portal.

*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 Breastfeeding Support Group 

  • This service is free and offers support to breastfeeding MOMS and NURSING BABIES! All are welcome, registration is not required.
  • Every Monday and Friday mornings on Zayed 8 West from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please sign in at the Security Desk at the Zayed 8 Lobby and have a seat. Security will notify the Lactation staff when you have arrived.
  • Please note, there will be no Mom's Groups held on any holiday.

Birthing Companions/Doula Support

If you are interested in having a birth companion or doula for support before birth, during labor and birth, and after birth please contact The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Birth Companions Program at 410-614-6458 or visit our birth companions information page here. This service is offered free of charge.

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