The Medical Center offers several options for childbirth education. See descriptions of each class type below to learn which classes are right for you.
When you're ready to register, select the desired class and dates from our Events Calendar to register online, or call 770-219-1495 for more information.
Prepared Childbirth Classes - $90
The Prepared Childbirth Class covers natural pain control methods, different types of deliveries, the coach's role and also provides information about the types of anesthesia available for women in labor. A tour is included. The registration fee covers you and your partner for all sessions.
The Tuesday Series meets from 7 - 9 p.m. one night a week for four weeks. You will be scheduled to attend all four sessions.
The Saturday Series class meets from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. two consecutive Saturdays. You will be scheduled to attend both sessions.
You can take our Prepared Childbirth Class in the comfort of your own home! Register to recieve a code that gives you access to an online course that allows you to learn at your own pace and features:
• More than 70 videos
• Animated illustrations
• PDF files to download
• Review quizzes and games
*This online class includes an initial onsite meeting with a tour of the Labor and Delivery area. Participants are also encouraged, but not required, to attend a final Q&A and practice session after completing the module.
Breastfeeding - $30
The Medical Center offers a class about breastfeeding basics on the fourth Monday of the month. The class meets from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
After the classroom course, you may also register for a FREE online Breastfeeding Class that gives you access to all of the great information you learned in the classroom from the comfort of your own home! Click here to register for the online course. You'll receive an access code and instructions.
Newborn Parenting - $35
Taking care of a newborn can be overwhelming. Learn newborn care basics in this informative class, held the second Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Car Seat Safety Class - FREE
Make sure your baby is as safe as possible in his or her carseat by taking this class and learning from the experts. The class meets from 7 - 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month beginning in February. This class is free, but does require registration.
Our New Baby (Siblings) Class - $20 per family
Help brothers and sisters-to-be prepare for the new role as big brother or sister with the Medical Center's Our New Baby class, which meets from 6 - 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.
These free tours are designed for families who are planning to, or considering the opportunity to, deliver at NGMC. Due to limited group sizes you must register in advance but there is no charge for the tour. Please note that a tour is already included in the Prepared Childbirth Class, and a short tour is included in the Our New Baby (Siblings) class. Each tour takes about 45 minutes, and tours leave on time so please plan to be a few minutes early to allow for parking.