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Prenatal Education

To prepare for your new baby's arrival, Johns Hopkins Bayview offers educational programs with classes devoted to childbirth education, parenting and baby safety. A virtual tour of the maternity center also is available below.

Breastfeeding and Childbirth Education

Breastfeeding Class
Thinking about breastfeeding your newborn baby? Learn the benefits of breastfeeding, behaviors of a normal newborn, how to pump and store breastmilk and how medications and contraceptives affect breastfeeding. The class is offered one Sunday per month from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $30.

Weekend Childbirth Education
In just two days, expectant parents will complete the entire childbirth education series–an ideal alternative for busy parents-to-be. Whether you're having your first child or you need a refresher course, this series may be what you're looking for. Classes are offered one weekend a month—Saturday and Sunday—from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for the weekend is $65*.

Weekday Childbirth Education
A four-week childbirth education program also is available for expecting parents. These classes are held for four consecutive Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $65*.

*Some insurance companies may assist with childbirth education costs.

Virtual Tour of the Maternity Center

On your virtual tour of the Maternity Center, you'll find state-of-the-art labor, delivery and recovery suites with a home-like atmosphere. Patients deliver and recover in private rooms complete with a bathroom, shower, free TV and phone service, and a cozy sitting area with refrigerator.

What to Expect: Having a Baby at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

For expecting parents, a brief tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit and Mother Baby Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Hear from nurses about what to expect, what to bring, where to park, having visitors and other information.

For more information or to register for classes, call 410-550-BABY (2229) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or leave a message after hours or during the weekend.

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