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Understanding Birth: An Online Class

Understanding Birth is an online only course that includes 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.   You will be able to view the online class for  9 months.

This course is available in English and Spanish.

This course includes no classroom time.

$35 is non-refundable for any reason.

Please disregard the date associated with this registration.

Childbirth Preparation is also available for those who want an instructor-led class, either virtually or in-person. Childbirth Preparation includes this online class and an instructor-led class.  Do not register for Understanding Birth if you registered for Childbirth Preparation.

Additional Resources

Understanding Your Newborn Topics in this online course include  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.

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.

New Mom's Online Support Group: Share experiences, learn about resources and discuss parenting topics in this free virtual via Zoom group for mothers of babies up to 5 months old.

For other childbirth and new parent classes, visit

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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