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Understanding Birth: An Online Class

Understanding Birth is an online course that includes comprehensive information about pregnancy, labor, childbirth, comfort techniques, caesarean section, medical procedures, newborns, and postpartum care. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation with your personal access code.  Register at as soon as you receive your confirmation and access code: You will be able to view the online class for  9 months. This course includes no classroom time. $35 is non-refundable for any reason.

Please disregard the date associated with this registration.

Childbirth and New Parent Nurse Line: Registering for Understanding Birth gives you access to a Childbirth and New Parent Nurse Line. After completing your course, please call our experienced nurse to answer any additional questions.

Additional Resources

Understanding Your Newborn Topics in this online course include detailed learning about your newborn's appearance, traits, and behaviors; crying and comforting; bathing, nail care, and dressing; feeding; sleeping; signs of illness; and newborn health and safety.

Understanding Breastfeeding: Learn about breastfeeding in this online course.

New Mom's Online Support Group is a free virtual support group for new mothers with babies up to 5 months old. To be registered for an upcoming session, please email or call 410-740-7601.

Breastfeeding Support Group: Join the Breastfeeding Support Group for information and support by a lactation consultant and other new moms. Contact for a zoom link to this free, virtual group.

Additional Resources:

For more information about healthy pregnancy, high risk pregnancy and taking baby home, see free Educational Birth Videos.

For information about preparing for childbirth at Howard County General Hospital, visit Coronavirus FAQ; Mothers and Babies.

To learn more about your delivery at Howard County General Hospital, see a virtual Birthing Center Tour.

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Upcoming Session

Online Class Only

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 3000
12:00 am - 12:01 am


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