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

Download Our Education E-books:

Care During Pregnancy E-book

Having Your Buckeye Baby E-book

View Class Listings and Maternity Tour Dates/Times:

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New class/tour listings are posted one month in advance.

To enroll in a pregnancy and childbirth class or Maternity Center tour, please call 614-293-5123, option 3.

For a more descriptive summary of each class, please read below.

Pregnancy Care 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.

Marvelous Multiples

Find yourself blessed with twins, triplets or more? Ohio State's 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.

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. This class is geared toward children ages 2-10 years old.

Newborn Care 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.

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.

Infant and Pediatric CPR

Learn life-saving cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) taught by certified basic life support instructors. Parents, grandparents and childcare providers welcome to attend.

Online Childbirth Class

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 online access code. Access code expires 30 days after your first log in. 

For more information or to register, contact:
Heidi Fernung

Maternity Center Tours

Maternity Tours

To take a tour of Ohio State's Maternity Center, call 614-293-5123, option 3.

Tour dates and times are listed above for this month and one month in advance. Tours are 1 hour in duration and are offered several times each month.

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