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Due to our response to COVID-19, all in-person classes have been cancelled. Please see online alternatives.

We're glad you've chosen to give your new family a Strong Beginning! We offer a variety of classes for you and your support person:

Strong Beginnings Virtual Tour

Please do not mail in registration forms. Registration should be completed using the online registration form. If you need assistance, please call Strong Beginnings at (585) 275-4058.

Online Breastfeeding Class

Can’t come to class? We can come to you!

If you can’t make it to an on-site class, or if you simply prefer the convenience of online learning, this eClass is a perfect alternative. This Breastfeeding eClass will help you learn about the benefits that breastfeeding has on you and your baby.

This program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal stories, animations, activities, and quizzes to teach all the essential information you need to know to prepare for breastfeeding.

Our online Breastfeeding class includes:

  • How breastfeeding works: 3D breast anatomy and milk production animation, colostrum, breastmilk qualities, why breastfeeding is important, AAP exclusivity recommendations.
  • Getting the best start: Sharing breastfeeding plans with hospital staff, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, lactation consultants, and pacifier recommendations.
  • Latching on: Reclined and upright positions, 3D animation comparing deep and shallow latches.
  • Breastfeeding positions: Laid-back, cross-cradle, football, side-lying, cradle hold, and more!

Your Online Breastfeeding Class registration fee is $35.00 and grants you unlimited online access for 270 days as well as an "Ask an educator" feature to address your questions with our Strong Beginnings team.

We welcome you to a free preview of the Online Breastfeeding Class.

Online Registration

Online Childbirth Class

Can’t come to class? We can come to you!

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, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth.

Our online childbirth class will help you:

  • Understand pregnancy – what’s happening to your body, discomforts, warning signs, nutrition, exercise, and more
  • Learn about labor – preparing for birth, pre-labor signs, onset of labor, 3D animation of labor process, and more
  • See how the stages of labor unfold – watch amazing real-life birth stories
  • Discover helpful comfort techniques – breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, advice for partners, and more

Your Online Childbirth Class registration fee is $100.00 and grants you unlimited online access for 270 days as well as an "Ask an educator" feature to address your questions with our Strong Beginnings team.

We welcome you to a free preview of the Online Childbirth Class.

Online Registration

Online Newborn Care Class

Can’t come to class? We can come to you!

If you can’t make it to an on-site class, or if you simply prefer the convenience of online learning, this eClass is a perfect alternative. This Newborn Care eClass will provide you with the essential information to care for your newborn.

This program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal stories, animations, activities, and quizzes to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their newborn.

Our online Newborn Care class includes:

  • Newborn traits: Skin-to-skin contact, newborn procedures, newborn appearance, reflexes, newborn senses, play & development.
  • Crying and comforting: Why babies cry, infant crying patterns, comfort techniques, coping with crying.
  • Diapering: How-to, diaper rash, diaper options, diaper bag checklist, stool and urine patterns.
  • Bathing, nail care, and dressing: Sponge bathing, tub bathing, water safety, nail care, dressing, and more!
  • Newborn safety: Car seats, heat stroke and hot car safety, SIDS, safe baby gear, pet safety, siblings, outdoor safety, childcare, infant CPR.

Your Online Newborn Care Class registration fee is $35.00 and grants you unlimited online access for 270 days as well as an "Ask an educator" feature to address your questions with our Strong Beginnings team.

We welcome you to a free preview of the Online Newborn Care Class.

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel or request a refund, please call the Strong Beginnings office at (585) 275-4058.

Any issued refunds can be expected within 30 days of cancellation.