Childbirth Education and Tours

Prepare for Giving Birth


NEW: Virtual Hotline & Online Childbirth Classes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering a virtual hotline, as well as online childbirth education classes and new and expectant parent support groups. Click button below for more information and to register.

Virtual Hotline & Online Classes

About Childbirth Education at BIDMC

Labor & Delivery Video Tour ButtonAt BIDMC, we encourage parents to learn as much as possible about pregnancy, childbirth and infant care by taking classes offered by our own BIDMC nurses, who are certified childbirth educators and certified lactation consultants.

Our classes are designed to help you gain the tools to put to use with your changing family. Our classes are open to all, including those not delivering at BIDMC.

Learn More & Register for Classes and Tours

Class Locations & Parking

Classes Offered

  • All-inclusive Childbirth & Infant Care class with optional Infant CPR
  • Childbirth Education class
  • Infant Care class with optional Infant CPR
  • Infant CPR & Safety
  • Breastfeeding plus pumping
  • Returning to work & breastfeeding
  • Sibling class
  • Prenatal Yoga (BIDMC & Chestnut Hill)
  • Your Hospital Stay

If you have financial questions or concerns about any classes, please call 617-667-4201 or email us.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding is a wonderful and natural way to feed your baby, but it can take some practice and support.

We are happy to announce that our postpartum breastfeeding support group is meeting virtually on ZOOM. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. The group is free, but registration is required for each weekly session. Register for our new online breastfeeding group here.

Parking

East Campus Garage Locations

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

Tour of Labor & Delivery at BIDMC

Video Tour of Labor & Delivery
for our Chinese-speaking patients

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.

Time & Location:

6:15 - 7:15 pm
Trustman Boardroom, Stoneman 2

Please call 617-667-3112 to RSVP.