Childbirth and Early Parenting Classes

Two pregnant moms in wood-paneled room with provider

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

We now offer virtual and self-guided versions of many of our classes.

PLEASE NOTE: For all of our classes, one registration includes two attendees.

Reimbursement depends entirely on your insurance plan. This means we can't offer any guarantee of coverage. The information below may be helpful as you request reimbursement from your insurance company.

  • Insurance claims often require proof of payment. Use the receipt that we sent to the email address you used to register for classes.
  • The Tax ID number of Early Parenting and Childbirth Education is 93-1176109.
  • The CPT Code for childbirth education classes is S9442.
  • If the insurance claim form requires an ICD-10 code, your prenatal care provider or patient billing office can give you the right code for you. Common ICD-10 codes include:
    • For first pregnancies: Z34.00. Z34.01 for first trimester, Z34.02 for second trimester, and Z34.03 for third trimester.
    • For subsequent pregnancies: Z34.80. Z34.81 for first trimester, Z34.82 for second trimester, Z34.83 for third trimester. 

For classes not canceled by OHSU, refunds or transfers of class(es) must be requested at least five (5) business days prior to the first day of class. Refunds or transfers will not be granted when requests are made after this time. To cancel or request a refund, contact us at birthing@ohsu.edu. If a class is under enrolled and needs to be canceled, you will be notified at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule.

Childbirth classes

Set a goal to complete all prenatal classes at least one month before delivery. Let us know if you need special accommodations to participate.

In-person tours of Labor and Delivery are currently unavailable due to COVID-19, but please check out our online tour.

Complete by 8th month

This class 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.

Virtual class: A group webinar-style class led by one of our instructors. Register

Self-guided eClass: You will have seven months of access to our web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to help you prepare for birth. Register

Take after 5th month

Tap into your inner strength by learning comfort and coping techniques to manage the pain of labor. We recommend this class for those who have taken the preparation for birth class or who are birthing again and have a foundation of knowledge about the birth process. You will learn strategies, techniques and practical tips to help navigate the labor process.

We currently offer a virtual class only.

Virtual class: A group webinar-style class led by one of our instructors.

See dates and register

Early parenting and caregiving classes

These classes are open to expecting parents, new parents and infant caregivers.

Take after 5th month

Learn what to expect during the first few weeks of establishing a happy and healthy breastfeeding relationship with your baby. Common questions and/or concerns will be addressed.

Virtual class: A group webinar-style class led by one of our instructors. Register

Self-guided eClass: You will have seven months of access to our web-based class that uses videos, personal breastfeeding stories, animations, activities and games to help you prepare for breastfeeding. Register

Take after 5th month

Newborn Care provides information on the unique needs of newborns and new parents. 

You will learn about bathing, diapering, swaddling, tummy time, playing with your baby, sleep and soothing. You will work with your partner or support person to start a postpartum plan for your family, and you will finish better prepared to take care of your baby and yourself in the newborn period.

Virtual class: A group webinar-style class led by one of our instructors. Register

Self-guided eClass: You will have seven months of access to our web-based class that uses videos, personal parenting stories, animations, activities and games to help you prepare for caring for a newborn. Register

We welcome all those who care for infants up to 12 months old to attend this class, including expecting and new parents, grandparents, and infant caregivers.

In this class, you will learn about preparing and maintaining a safe environment for infants as they grow and develop in the first year. Learn more about child safety from the OHSU Doernbecher's Tom Sargent Safety Center.

Topics include:

  • Safe Sleep
  • Safe Baby Care
  • Pets
  • Child Proofing
  • CPR (Infant CPR and choking)

Virtual class: A group webinar-style class led by one of our instructors. Register

Self-guided eClass: You will have seven months of access to our web-based class that uses videos, personal safety stories, animations, activities and games to teach essential information on infant and child safety. Please note that the online class does not include infant choking and CPR skills training. Register

OHSU Baby Club

A new parent smiles and laughs with her baby

This group is available for parents of babies ages 0-6 months.

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