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Childbirth Preparation

Prepare for the birth of your baby by learning about pregnancy, labor, childbirth, comfort techniques, cesarean section and, medical procedures. This two-part course includes an instructor-led class and a self-paced online class. In the virtual and in-person instructor-led course, our certified childbirth instructor will provide an overview of childbirth preparation and demonstrate breathing and relaxation techniques. The second part of the course is the Injoy online class that will be a resource to you for 9 months from the time you register.

In-Person and Virtual Format Options: The virtual and in-person curriculum is identical. As physical distancing guidelines change, the format of this class is also subject to change

In-Person at Little Patuxent Parkway:

1. Participants must wear a mask inside the building and throughout class.

2. Arrive 10 minutes before the start of class and proceed to the SIDE entrance where the instructor will greet you and let you in the building.  If you arrive after the class start time, you will not have access into the building and must reschedule the class (1 time reschedule).

3. No food or drink are allowed in the classroom. If you need to take a break, you may drink or eat in the hallway outside the classroom.

4.  Please do not leave the buildinguntil class has ended. The door to the outside will lock and no one will beavailable to let you back in.

Online Course: Virtual and in-person participants will have access to the self-paced, InJoy online course.  A personal access code will be sent in the confirmation email. To register for the online course ONLY---that does not include either virtual or in-person instruction--- visit Understanding Birth: An Online Only class. The online only course is available in English or Spanish.

Nonrefundable: The $35 fee for the online class is nonrefundable for any reason even medical. The online class will be available to you even if you cancel the instructor-led class.

Registration and cost is per couple. Only one name will appear on the confirmation but the second person's name will appear on the class roster. Register only once, 1 ticket per couple.

Schedule Classes: Attend class 5-8 weeks before your due date. Arrive to class 10 minutes before start time.

Bring: A blanket and 2 pillows to class. You will practice breathing and relaxation techniques.

Insurance:  Reimbursement is between you and your insurance provider. Your email confirmation is your receipt and the only documentation that will be provided. 

For information about pregnancy and COVID: Visit Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know.

For updated Care Partner Visitation.

Childbirth and New Parent Classes: To learn about a Birthing Center Tour, Breastfeeding, Infant Care, and Infant and Toddler Safety classes, visit hcgh.org/babyclasses.

New Mom's Support Group: Join this free, virtual group to share experiences, learn about resources, discuss parenting topics and connect with other mothers of babies up to 5 months old.

Breastfeeding Support Group: For information about a free, virtual Breastfeeding Support Group contact bmadera1@jhmi.edu.

Language Interpretation: If you require an interpreter for your class, please email jstanto6@jhmi.edu.

Questions: For more information about maternal child services or if you would like to register for a sold out class, please contact jstanto6@jhmi.edu.

HOW TO JOIN A VIRTUAL CLASS:  A Zoom link is included below BUT it will also be emailed to you a couple days before class in a reminder email.  If you do not receive the reminder email less than 6 hours before your class email jstanto6@jhmi.edu or cembrey2@jhmi.edu.

If technical issues prevent you from attending the class, contact jstanto6@jhmi.edu the next business day.


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Little Patuxent Specialty Center, Side Door

11065 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044Find on Google Maps
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75
Saturday, May. 7, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, May. 22, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Jun. 26, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75

Virtual Via Zoom

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Apr. 24, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Wednesday, May. 18, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75
Saturday, Jun. 4, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75

Registration Opens March 2022

Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Jul. 24, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Sunday, Sep. 25, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75

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