Childbirth Classes

Childbirth and Parenting Preparation Classes

For expectant couples, families and caregivers, register here for classes to help you prepare for childbirth and early baby care.

The goal is to complete all prenatal classes at least one month before delivery. We recommend registering for classes in your fourth month of your pregnancy. Let us know if you need special accommodations to participate.

Preparation for Birth

Register in 4th or 5th Month: Complete by Month 8

This comprehensive childbirth series covers all aspects of childbirth including: the anatomy and physiology of late pregnancy, the labor and birth process, signs and stages of labor, options for coping and pain management, possible complications and how to promote positive communication with your caregiver. See dates and register

Breastfeeding Basics

Register Now: Take After 5th Month, New Families Welcome

Learn what to expect during the first few weeks of establishing a happy and healthy breastfeeding relationship with your baby, and much more! Breastfeeding Basics offers information to help make your breastfeeding experience a successful one.

Taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Lactation Educators. Common questions and/or concerns will be addressed. See dates and register

Newborn Care

Register Now: Take After 5th Month, New Families Welcome

Newborn Care provides information on the unique needs of newborns. This class covers newborn appearance, hospital procedures, newborn characteristics, sleep issues and calming a crying baby.

Using doll models, you’ll learn the basics of bathing, diapering, swaddling, umbilical cord and circumcision care. You will leave better prepared to understand and take care of your baby. See dates and register

Infant Safety and CPR

Register Now: Take After 5th Month, New Families Welcome

Infant CPR: This class offers hands-on training in infant CPR and choking. Learn how to perform rescue breathing, CPR and choking maneuvers for infants birth to 12 months using the latest American Heart Association guidelines.

During this classroom-based course, our instructors offer video-based lessons and works with participants to complete their CPR skills practice. The course is taught by certified a certified AHA BLS instructor and is designed for those who want to learn CPR and do not require certification.

Infant Safety: Learn how to avoid injuries and keep your baby safe at home, in the car and everywhere you go. Topics include infant safety, development and injury prevention as it pertains to car seat safety, childproofing the home, poison prevention, general safety issues, SIDS awareness and the Back to Sleep Program. See dates and register

Labor and Delivery tours

Also included in Preparation for Birth Class

Tours of Labor and Delivery are available one Sunday per month, usually the first Sunday, at 1, 2 and 3 pm. Tours are free, but online registration is required. Due to the increased public health risks during this flu season, we are only able offer tours to healthy, non-symptomatic adults. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed on tours at this time. Learn more and register

Waterbirth 101

Required for Waterbirth at OHSU

In this class, you and your partner will learn about Waterbirth at OHSU. This class is mandatory for patients choosing Waterbirth. Learn more See dates and register

New Moms Group

For moms with babies 0-6 months of age

Facilitated by an OHSU Childbirth Educator, topics will include newborn care, breastfeeding, coping strategies, ongoing recovery and more. More