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.

Pregnancy Education

 

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Schedule a tour or pregnancy/childbirth class.

Schedule an appointment online or call 614-293-5123

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Pregnancy Care Classes

Pregnancy Care Classes

All class registrations include the patient and one adult guest, unless otherwise specified.

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.

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 Class time = 8 hours

Childbirth Education - Online 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:
Courtney Tedesco
614-293-4599
Courtney.Tedesco@osumc.edu

Childbirth Education - Express Class

The Childbirth Education express class is a shortened version of our full day Childbirth Education class, designed to accommodate parents with busy schedules or those who just want to learn the very basics of childbirth. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of labor, when to go to the hospital and what to expect when you’re at the hospital. Information on breathing and relaxation provided, but not discussed.

This is also a great refresher course for those who have already had a baby!

Class time = 3 hours

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.

Class time = 1 hour

Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor Class

This class will help you understand components of the pelvic floor, including what it is, how it contracts, how it relaxes and how to properly coordinate it to prepare for birth. This class will also review common impairments that can happen to the pelvic floor during birth, how to recover from them and musculoskeletal issues commonly seen and treated during pregnancy with physical therapy.  

Date: June 13
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $20/couple
Seat Count: 10 max

Location: Martha Morehouse Pavilion
2050 Kenny Road
Room 1046
Columbus, OH  43221

Class time:  1 hour

For more information or to register, contact:
Courtney Tedesco
614-293-4599
Courtney.Tedesco@osumc.edu

Newborn Care Classes

Newborn Care Classes

All class registrations include the patient and one adult guest, unless otherwise specified.

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.

Class time = 3 hours

Understanding Your Newborn - Online Class

In this online course, you’ll learn about newborn traits and behaviors, crying patterns and comfort techniques, hunger cues and breastfeeding basics, diapering and bathing, and newborn health and safety.

Cost: $40

For more information or to register, contact:
Courtney Tedesco
614-293-4599
Courtney.Tedesco@osumc.edu

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.

Class time = 2.5 hours

Understanding Breastfeeding - Online Class

In this online course, you’ll learn how breastfeeding works, how to breastfeed, newborn hunger cues and feeding patterns and how to embrace your new breastfeeding lifestyle. 

Cost: $40

For more information or to register, contact:
Courtney Tedesco
614-293-4599
Courtney.Tedesco@osumc.edu

Breastfeeding Support Group

Interested in sharing experiences and receiving breastfeeding advice from other new moms? If so, join Ohio State's Breastfeeding Support Group! Meetings will be facilitated by a certified lactation consultant and are open to all breastfeeding mothers; infants and small children may accompany each mom, but spouses and partners should not attend.

Participation is free and registration is not required. Light refreshments and lactation cookies will be provided.

First Saturday Every Month | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Auditorium | Room 1213
452 W. 10th Ave. | Columbus, OH | 43210

Third Thursday Every Month | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Ohio State Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
1st Floor Conference Room | Room 1400
1800 Zollinger Road | Columbus, OH | 43221

Infant and Pediatric CPR

Learn life-saving cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) taught by certified basic life support instructors. Parents, grandparents and childcare providers are encouraged to attend, but must register separately.

 Class time = 2 hours

Buckle Up with Brutus

Buckle up with Brutus to learn car seat safety including car seat types, installation guidelines and recommendations for your Buckeye Baby.

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Maternity Center Tours

Maternity Center Tours

Maternity Tour

Tours are one hour in duration and are offered several times each month. Tour dates and times can be found on our online scheduling system. You can also learn more by calling Ohio State's Maternity Center at 614-293-5123, option 3. Please note: children are not permitted on maternity tours, but are permitted on family-centered maternity tours. Please be sure to select appropriately when scheduling.

Tour length = 1 hour

Family-Centered Maternity Tour

Tours are one hour in duration and are offered several times each month. Tour dates and times can be found on our online scheduling system. You can also learn more by calling Ohio State's Maternity Center at 614-293-5123, option 3. Please note: children are permitted on family-centered maternity tours, but are not permitted on maternity tours. Please be sure to select appropriately when scheduling.

Tour length = 1 hour

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