Childbirth and Newborn Education

The Childbirth and Newborn Education Class is intended to prepare expectant parents for labor, birth, the post-partum period, and caring for the newborn.

Pregnant women breathingIt is conveniently offered as a one day class on a Saturday and covers a variety of topics including:

  • The birthing process and stages of labor
  • Pain management relaxation techniques & options
  • Cesarean section preparation and postpartum recovery
  • General newborn care: bathing, burping, & diapering
  • Soothing techniques & signs of illness
  • Safety & more!

This course also includes a virtual tour of the triage, labor and delivery, and mother baby unit. 

Where

UF Health keeps the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers a top priority, and at this time we are not holding in-person classes but will be offering virtual Childbirth and Newborn education classes via Zoom. 

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Important Information

Please schedule your childbirth classes so that they end 3-4 weeks prior to your due date. For more information, please call 352-265-0317 or email CHILDBIRTHED@shands.ufl.edu.

2021 Class Dates

  • May 22
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • June 26
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • July 24
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Aug 28
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sept 25
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Oct 23
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Nov 20
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Dec 18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm