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Understanding Birth - Online Class

Can’t come to class?  We can come to you!InJoy eClass Preview: Understanding Birth

Our online childbirth class is the perfect alternative for expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. Have you given birth before? This online class is a great refresher course! While nothing can replace the personal connection of an on-site childbirth class, you’ll learn the same essential information.

The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for your baby's birth.

To sign up: Call or email today to register! (585) 473-2229 or hhclasses@urmc.rochester.edu

Our online childbirth class will help you:

  • Understand pregnancy – what’s happening to your body, discomforts, warning signs, nutrition, and exercise
  • Learn about labor – preparing for birth, pre-labor signs, onset of labor, and the labor process
  • Understand the stages of labor – watch amazing real-life birth stories
  • Discover helpful comfort techniques – breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, and advice for partners
  • Understand medical procedures – inducing labor, fetal monitoring, pain relief, and Cesarean birth
  • Understand what happens after birth – mother and new baby care, along with breastfeeding basics


The Online Childbirth Class registration fee of $100.00 grants you unlimited online access for forty-five (45) days, as well as an “Ask the Instructor” link and a personalized Ready for Birth session at Highland Hospital to address questions, discuss specifics and tour the Family Maternity Center. 

Call or email today to register! (585) 473-2229 or hhclasses@urmc.rochester.edu