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Online Birth and Baby Classes

Having a baby is a unique and special time and at Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, we do everything possible to make your experience safe, comfortable and happy. We know you’re excited and that you probably have some questions about how to prepare for your delivery, what to expect when you go into labor and arrive at the hospital, and how to care for your newborn when you get home. We believe education is an important component in preparing for your baby’s arrival. Our childbirth and new parent education classes encourage the active participation of family members and are designed to prepare you for having a successful experience.

Online Class Descriptions

Understanding Birth
This class allows you and your partner to learn about childbirth preparation in your home at your own pace. This course includes comprehensive information about pregnancy, labor, childbirth, comfort techniques, caesarean section, medical procedures, newborns, and postpartum care. Register

Understanding Breastfeeding
This class includes detailed information, videos, activities, and more. Topics include how and when to breastfeed, getting enough milk, breast care, and the breastfeeding lifestyle. Register

Understanding Your Newborn
This class provides detailed learning about your newborn's appearance, traits, and behaviors; crying and comforting; bathing, nail care, and dressing; feeding; sleeping; signs of illness; and newborn health and safety. Register

Registration Details

  • Once you register, you will be sent a personal access code that will allow you to view the online course at
  • You will have access to the online class as soon as you register at Injoyonline and for 9 months afterward.
  • Cost of class is $35 and is nonrefundable for any reason.
  • Parents who register for online classes will have access to a Childbirth and New Parent Nurse Line.

Hospital Video Tour

Learn what to expect when having your baby at Howard County General Hospital including where to go when you arrive, our services and amenities, what to bring with you and what you will need for bringing your baby home.


New Mom's Virtual Support Group

This is a free virtual support group for new mothers with babies up to 5 months old. Using Zoom, share experiences with other new moms. The group includes support, referrals, and discussion of parenting topics. 8-week sessions. Register

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