Classes & Tours

All in-person Maternity classes and hospital tours are on hold as we continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Online and virtual options are still available.

Virtual Group Classes: Enjoy Learning with others through Zoom

Highland Family Maternity Center classes are designed for women and families to help them prepare for childbirth and the joys and challenges of caring for newborn infants. These online classes are hosted live by our highly educated staff with the ability to interact with them as well as other parents participating. Virtual classes offered are:

  • Childbirth Series: A comprehensive look at labor, delivery and postpartum recovery. This series is designed to better prepare you for a positive birth experience.
  • Breastfeeding: Led by our certified lactation consultants, this class will prepare you for confident breastfeeding and the benefits to you and your baby.

Learn Online, Anytime

We offer self-paced online classes covering pregnancy, labor, medical procedures, newborns and postpartum. These classes are designed for you to complete where, when and how you learn best.

  • Understanding Birth: This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and delivery along with how to create your own birth plan. This class also highlights ways your partner can help throughout the process.
  • Understanding Your Newborn: This interactive online course covers essential information for the first six weeks and beyond, including clear video examples of bathing, feeding, diapering and when to call the doctor.

DVD Rental

Education materials covering childbirth, breastfeeding, infant care and infant CPR are available for rent. Fees include a two-week DVD loan and a class manual that you can keep. We will need a valid credit card for security when you order the materials.

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

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