Childbirth Education Classes

The Medical Center offers several options for childbirth education. See descriptions of each class type below to learn which classes are right for you.

View our upcoming events list for a list of current classes. Call 770-219-1495 if you have any questions.

Prepared Childbirth Class - $75

Obstetric Services - Childbirth and Other Educational Classes

The Prepared Childbirth Class is a one-day Saturday class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a half hour break for lunch*. The class covers what to expect in labor, natural pain control methods, the coach’s role and the types of anesthesia available for women in labor. A tour of the Labor and Delivery area is included. The registration fee covers the class and educational materials for you and your partner. *It is recommended to bring your own lunch as there are limited options close by.

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Prepared Childbirth Online Class - $75


You also have the option to take our Prepared Childbirth Class in the comfort of your own home! Register to receive a code that gives you access to an online course which 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 is a great option for moms on bed rest, couples with time constraints or those just needing a refresher course.

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Breastfeeding Class - $20

Breastfeeding is important to you and your baby’s health. NGMC offers a class on breastfeeding basics to prepare you for a good start. The class is taught by board certified lactation consultants and meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month. Dads are encouraged to attend.

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Breastfeeding Online Class – Free

This online class provides general information on breastfeeding and is a great supplement to the onsite class. The class can also be taken by itself or used as a refresher course.

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Newborn Parenting Class - $25

Taking care of a newborn can be overwhelming! Being prepared can reduce stress and increase the enjoyment of bringing baby home. Our Newborn Parenting Class covers the basics of baby care, including recognizing illness, feeding, bathing, diaper changes and more. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month.

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Car Seat Safety Class - FREE

Make sure your baby is as safe as possible in his or her car seat by taking this class and learning from the experts. Bring your car seat (along with the instruction manual) or come and learn by watching other installations and the classroom presentation. The class meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month. *This is not a car seat distribution class. Please do not bring children, so you may focus on this critical safety information for your newborn.

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Tour Our Facilities


Tours of the NGMC Braselton Labor & Delivery unit are available upon request and are not scheduled more than 48 hours in advance.  To schedule a tour, call 770-848-3311.



You can take a virtual tour of our Women and Children’s Pavilion in Gainesville from the comfort of your home.  Click here to watch the short video.  



Remember to call 770-219-1495 if you have any questions. 

Please note: No refunds for classes are available once payment has been processed. 

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