Ascension Providence

  • Hospital/Medical Center
Open 24 Hrs
2019 Childbirth Education and Breastfeeding Classes

Thank you for trusting Ascension Providence for the delivery of your baby. We offer several childbirth preparation classes to help you prepare for this special experience. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Registration fills up quickly, so please register early.

We recommend that you register for your classes by your 24th week of pregnancy and complete the classes 4 to 6 weeks before your due date. You can register online, by email at or by phone at 251-266-1749.

All classes are held in Conference Room 1 just off the main hospital lobby by the gift shop. Payment is made at the time of the class, cash (exact change) or check and covers mom and guest/coach.

Prepared Childbirth Class

This three-week series meets once a week on Tuesdays 6 - 8:30 p.m. Our childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrics nurses and will help prepare you and your partner for the birthing process. This class is perfect for first-time parents and includes a tour of the Louise Moorer Robinson Women’s Health Center.

Cost: $25 (includes Mom and one guest)
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

2019 Dates:

  • January 8 - 22
  • March 5 - 19
  • May 7 - 21
  • July 2 - 16
  • September 3 - 17
  • November 5 - 19

Childbirth Class Express

This one-day course meets on Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. It is a condensed version of the three-week Prepared Childbirth Class and is ideal for moms needing a refresher course in the delivery experience. This course is not suited for moms desiring a non-medicated delivery. Participants may bring a lunch or come prepared to purchase lunch during the break.

Cost: $25 (includes Mom and one guest)
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:

  • February 9
  • April 6
  • June 8
  • August 10
  • October 26
  • December 7

Newborn Care Class

This one-night class meets on Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m. and prepares new parents to care for a new baby from birth through the first weeks at home. This course is also ideas as a companion to our Prepared Childbirth Class or as a refresher for experienced parents.

Cost: $25 (includes Mom and one guest)
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

2019 Dates:

  • January 29
  • March 26
  • May 28
  • July 23
  • September 24
  • November 26

Infant CPR

This class teaches new parents and caregivers of newborns, infants and young children how to give CPR in an emergency. It is an orientation to CPR and is not a certification or credentialing course.

Cost: $10 per person
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required

2019 Dates:

  • February 19
  • April 9
  • June 11
  • August 13
  • October 22
  • December 3

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding is an incredible gift to your baby! It provides countless health benefits for both Mom and Baby. While breastfeeding is natural, it is also a learned skill. Our lactation consultants are ready to assist and educate you throughout your breastfeeding journey.

Our FREE breastfeeding course will help prepare you and your partner for successful breastfeeding and address common concerns mothers may have. Two options are available for the class - Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Cost: FREE!
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:

  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May 13
  • June 24
  • July 15
  • August 26
  • September 30
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • December 9

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:

  • February 23
  • April 27
  • June 22
  • August 24


*Pre-registration is required for all classes. Register register by email at

We recommend that moms-to-be register for childbirth classes by the 28th week of pregnancy and complete classes  by the 37th week.

To ensure the best availability, consider completing registration by your 28th week.

Class dates are subject to change or cancelation due to minimal registration or instructor availability.

Your registration confirmation will include the location of your class. You may also verify the location with the Information Desk in the main hospital lobby when you arrive for your class.

For more information, please call 251-266-1749

Lactation Services

We also offer Lactation Services while you are in the hospital and consultations by appointment after you go home. Please call 251-266-1749 for an appointment.

Ascension Providence Home Medical Services offers breast pumps with insurance billing. For more information, call 251-633-7491.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Payment Information

The cost for each class, except Infant CPR, includes Mom and one guest. The class fee will be collected when you arrive for class. Please pay with cash or check made payable to Ascension Providence. If paying with cash, please bring exact change. We cannot accept credit cards or debit cards.

Location and Parking

Classes will be held in Conference Room 1, located in the main hospital lobby. Parking is available in the visitor's parking lot, located near the ER entrance.