Pregnancy and childbirth classes and tours

RegisterForANewbornClassRegisterForANewbornClassOhio State's Wexner Medical Center offers a variety of helpful classes to prepare you for labor, birthing and caring for your new baby. Maternity tours are also offered several times each month.

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New calendars are posted two months in advance.

Care During Your Pregnancy Classes

Childbirth education

This class helps prepare you, your partner or supporter for labor and birthing. It features a comprehensive overview of the birth process, including signs and stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, pain management options, and the birthing experience. To enroll, call 614-293-5123, option 3.

Marvelous multiples

Find yourself blessed with twins, triplets or more? OSU Maternity Center tailored this three-hour class just for you. Learn how to make your pregnancy more comfortable, recognize the signs and stages of labor, prepare for the birth (and bringing home) of multiples, manage daily routines, connect with community resources and more. To enroll, call 614-293-5123, option 3.

Sibling class

Without a doubt, a new family member can change your family dynamics. In this class, we’ll help you prepare brother or sister for a smoother adjustment. Siblings receive extra attention, take a hospital tour and learn new skills, like holding and diapering. To enroll, call 614-293-5123, option 3.

Caring For Your Newborn Classes

Breastfeeding basics

Learn more about the basics of feeding baby the best nutrition. In this class, you and your partner or supporter talk with lactation consultants about the what, where, when, why and how of breastfeeding. To enroll, call 614-293-5123, option 3.

Baby basics

This class will give you more confidence in caring for your newborn (or new grandchild). You’ll learn (or re-learn) everything from diapering to bathing, to choosing toys, to creating a safer environment. To enroll, call 614-293-5123, option 3.

Infant and pediatric CPR

Learn life-saving cardio-pulmonary resuscitation taught by certified basic life support instructors. Parents, grandparents and childcare providers welcome. To enroll, call 614-293-5123, option 3.

Online Childbirth Class

Can’t attend a class in person? We offer online childbirth classes for expectant families.

You’ll learn about the stages of labor, comfort techniques, common medical procedures, such as epidurals and cesareans, plus newborn and postpartum care.

  • PC or Mac (internet access required; high-speed recommended)
  • Go at your own pace
  • Features engaging videos, personal birth stories, 3D animations, games and activities

Cost: $80

Register to receive additional information and an access code.

Access code expires 30 days after your first log in.

For more information or to register, contact:

Heidi Fernung

614-293-4599 

Heidi.Fernung@osumc.edu

Maternity Tours

To take a maternity tour, call 614-293-5123, option 3. Tours are 1 hour in duration and are offered several times throughout the day.

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