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Childbirth Education and Tours

Watch Our Video Tour of Labor & Delivery

Here at BIDMC, we encourage women to learn as much as possible about pregnancy, childbirth and infant care by taking classes offered by our nurses, who are certified childbirth educators and certified lactation consultants.

We recommend taking classes between the 28th and 34th weeks of your pregnancy. It has been our experience that at this point, participants are best able to absorb and retain key concepts, while having adequate time to gather more information and line up postpartum resources.


Classes Offered

  • All-inclusive Childbirth & Infant Care class (including tour) with optional Infant CPR
  • Childbirth Education class & tour
  • Infant Care class with optional Infant CPR
  • Infant CPR & Safety
  • Preparing for your Cesarean Section & tour
  • Refresher Childbirth class & tour
  • Sibling class
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Medical Center tour

If you have financial questions or concerns about any of the classes, please call us directly at 617-667-4201.

Class Locations - BIDMC East Campus

  • Shapiro 247 Conference Room, located on the 2nd floor bridge of the Carl J. Shapiro Building.
  • Leventhal Board Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Carl J. Shapiro Building.
  • Rabkin Board Room, located on the 10th floor of the Carl J. Shapiro Building.
  • Trustman Board Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Stoneman Building - Stoneman 208.
  • Kirstein Living Room, located in the basement level of the Kirstein Building.
  • Sherman Auditorium, located on the ground level of the Sherman Building.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New!

A complimentary drop-in postpartum support group is offered on Wednesdays from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at BIDMC, 330 Brookline Avenue, Feldberg 6 Solarium, led by an international board certified lactation consultant. Please join us for assistance and support around breastfeeding your baby. The group is free and registration is not required.

  • Questions? Contact the Parent Connection at 617-667-BABY.

Please note that groups are NOT being held on the following dates:

  • November 22, 2017
  • December 27, 2017


Please note: Parking is a separate fee and is not covered in the cost of the childbirth education classes or the stand-alone tours.

East Campus Garage Locations


Tour of Labor & Delivery at BIDMC




Contact Information

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
East Campus
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Anesthesia for Childbirth

Attend a Q & A with an obstetric anesthesiologist!

Sessions are held on the last Thursday of
February, May and August,
and the third Thursday in November. 

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Trustman Boardroom, Stoneman 2

Please call 617-667-3112 to RSVP.

Childbirth Education Classes at Harvard Vanguard

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health have teamed up with BIDMC to offer childbirth education classes on a variety of topics at multiple locations. Participants are welcome to participate in classes at BIDMC or can enroll in classes offered at HVMA locations.

For more information or to register for the online class, call 1-877-439-5465 or go to

New! Prenatal Yoga

pregnant woman in yoga classPrenatal Yoga is now being offered in our Chestnut Hill location. Classes are taught by Donna King, RN, certified childbirth educator and yoga instructor.

Sign up today