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Childbirth, Infant Care, and Breastfeeding Classes

Family Maternity Center at Highland Hospital

Group Classes: Enjoy Learning With Others Like You

The Family Maternity Center offers a wide variety of group classes for women and families to prepare for childbirth and the joys and challenges of caring for newborn infants. Our offerings include childbirth, infant care and breastfeeding classes.  Some of the classes include tours of the Family Maternity Center, or you can register for a separate group tour. Browse through the class titles and call us at (585) 473-2229 if you have any questions.

Use the menu on the left to learn about all of our class offerings. 

When selecting classes, please keep in mind that attendance is usually recommended in your last trimester, finishing about a month before expected due date.  

Early Registration is highly recommended for best selection of dates!

Independent Learning Modules

If you prefer to learn on your own, or you are on bedrest, we have educational materials available on loan.  Topics include childbirth, breastfeeding, infant care and infant CPR and fees include a 2 week DVD loan and class manual to keep. Rentals require credit card for security.

Online Learning  

We now offer a completely Online Childbirth Class which includes 45 day access to the Understanding Birth program, along with an in person session at Highland Hospital, including a Family Maternity Center tour.  The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth.

For more information about classes or independent learning options, call us at (585) 473-2229 or email hhclasses@urmc.rochester.edu.