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Maternity and Childbirth Classes

New York Methodist Hospital works hard to provide expecting parents with the resources and education they need to be well prepared for their little one's arrival. We are proud to offer the following courses in maternal and childbirth education to our community.

For more information or to register, please visit our online class and tour scheduling application.

Prepared Childbirth Course
The Hospital offers daytime, weekend, and evening Prepared Childbirth Education classes. Classes can be completed in four weekly classes or in one eight hour session.

Classes cover:

  • Stages of Labor
  • Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
  • Pain Management
  • Newborn Care
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Tour of the Hospital

Registration is required and space is limited.

It is best to arrange for registration for this class during your sixth month of pregnancy. This will help ensure that there will be room for you to enroll at the proper time.

There is a fee for this class. Receipt of payment is required to attend class. Payment instructions are given at time of registration.

Breastfeeding Class
Designed for expectant mothers and their partners, this class - led by one of the Hospital's certified lactation consultants - covers a variety of topics, including: getting started, how to latch the baby on correctly, how to make enough milk, how to tell if the baby is getting enough milk, benefits of breastfeeding, and common problems. Questions and discussions are encouraged.

Classes take place at 501 Sixth Street, 3rd Floor, Room 3KC.

Maternity Tours
Tours of the labor and delivery areas are offered every Tuesday. Registration is required and space is limited. Visitors should be aware that if the birthing center is fully occupied, it may not be possible to see a birthing room. While taking a tour of the birthing center is not mandatory for patients who plan to have their babies delivered at NYM, it is highly recommended. If you are registered in a Prepared Childbirth Education Class, please be aware that a tour is provided.

For more information or to register,  please visit our online class and tour scheduling application.

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