Each of our hospitals with Maternity services has an experienced team of certified childbirth educators, who will help you prepare for your baby's arrival with informative classes on labor and delivery, newborn care and more. Some of our hospitals also have certified lactation consultants, recognized by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), to provide guidance on breastfeeding.

Whether you're first-time parents seeking information on birth options or third-time parents in need of a refresher course, we're here to help. To further enhance the birth and parenting experience, your coach/support partner is encouraged to attend classes with you. Classes can be taken at any of our hospitals with Maternity services, but we recommend contacting the hospital at which you plan to deliver for information specific to that location and to arrange tours of the Maternity facilities.

Classes & Parent Support Groups

Some of our classes are free and others cost a nominal fee. Support Groups are free. As these classes fill up quickly, we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.
  • Healthy Beginnings Classes

    Register for Classes at Baptist Hospital.

    • Childbirth Preparation Class – teaches Lamaze techniques of relaxation and breathing, postpartum care and discusses birth plans and Cesarean deliveries.
    • Labor in a Day Class – same as Childbirth Preparation Class, condensed to one session. Great for parents with other children.
    • Abbreviated Childbirth Preparation Class – covers all the valuable information of our childbirth classes in an abbreviated format. Ideal for busy parents-to-be or those who want a refresher course.
    • Infant CPR – teaches how to perform CPR on newborns.
    • Baby Basics: Understanding Your Newborn – teaches parents and caregivers how to care for, bathe and feed newborns.
    • Basics of Breastfeeding Class – teaches expectant mothers about latching and positioning the baby, overcoming common challenges, learning your baby’s hunger cues, realistic expectations, and when and where to seek help.
    • Infant Massage – teaches the benefits and techniques of infant massage.
    • Breastfeeding for Working Moms, 1 session, 2 hours, $50 – gives practical tips on pump usage, frequency of pumping, storing and handling of your milk and much more.
    • Register online for any of the above classes, email BaptistChildbirth@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-596-8748 to speak with our class registrar.

    Register online for any of the above classes, email BaptistChildbirth@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-596-8748 to speak with our class registrar.

    Parent Support Groups

    • Nursing Mothers Support Group, first Wednesday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m., Women's Health Resource Center, 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105. Call 786-596-2671.
    • New Moms Group, second Tuesday of each month, 10-11 a.m. Call 786-596-8748.
    • Baby’s First Year – gives moms an opportunity to share their concerns and information with other parents. Babies are welcome. Call 786-662-8106 for dates and times.

  • Bright Beginnings Classes

    • Childbirth Preparation Class, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Homestead Hospital Lime Room – teaches Lamaze techniques of relaxation and breathing, postpartum care and discusses birth plans and Cesarean deliveries.
    • Breastfeeding Class – teaches expectant mothers about latching and positioning the baby, overcoming common challenges, learning baby’s hunger cues, realistic expectations, and when and where to seek help. 
    • Birthing Suite Tours, Mondays, 10 a.m., Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Homestead Hospital Third-Floor Lobby – provides tour of Maternity unit, including labor and delivery rooms, postpartum rooms, newborn nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

    Parent Support Groups

    • Breastfeeding Support Group, third Friday of each month, 10 a.m., Homestead Hospital Third-Floor Lobby. 

    Registration is not required for classes or support groups. To find out more, call 786-243-8420.

  • Childbirth and Parenting Classes

    Register for Classes at South Miami Hospital.

    • Evening Maternity Tour, 1 session, 1 hour, Free – provides tour of Maternity unit, including labor and delivery rooms, postpartum rooms and suites, newborn nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
    • Morning Maternity Tour, 1 session, 20 minutes, Free – provides tour of Maternity unit, including labor and delivery rooms, postpartum rooms and suites, newborn nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
    • Prepared Childbirth Series, 3 sessions, 2 hours each, $75 per couple – teaches Lamaze techniques of relaxation and breathing, postpartum care and discusses birth plans, Cesarean deliveries and offers a tour of the Maternity unit.
    • Fast-track Childbirth Class, 2 sessions, 2 hours each, $65 per couple – same as Prepared Childbirth Series, condensed to two sessions.
    • One-day Fast-track Childbirth Class, 1 session, 5 hours, $65 per couple – same as Prepared Childbirth Series, condensed to one session. Great for parents with other children. 
    • Preparing for Baby’s Arrival, 1 session, 2 hours, $40 per couple – explores choosing a pediatrician, layette planning, nursery preparation, car seat selection, basic baby care and feeding choices.
    • Daddy Duties 101, 1 session, 1.5 hours, $25 per person – teaches fathers how to care for baby and mom.
    • Mommy Duties 101, 1 session, 1.5 hours, $25 per person – teaches mothers how to care for baby and what to expect after childbirth.
    • Sibling Class, 1 session, 2 hours, $25 per child – teaches brothers and sisters, ages 3-10, how to prepare for a new baby.
    • Breastfeeding Class, 1 session, 2 hours, $40 per couple – teaches expectant mothers about latching and positioning the baby, overcoming common challenges, learning your baby’s hunger cues, realistic expectations, and when and where to seek help.
    • CPR and Safety Class, 1 session, 2 hours, $25 per person – teaches how to perform CPR and other safety interventions on newborns.
    • Infant Massage Class, 5 sessions, 1.5 hours each, $65 per couple – teaches the benefits and techniques of infant massage.
    • Post-delivery Instruction Class, 1 session, 1.25 hours, free – teaches parents and caregivers how to care for, bathe and feed newborns.
    • Baby Signs, 1 session, 1.5 hours, $60 per couple – teaches sign language techniques to communicate with baby.

    Parenting Support Groups

    • Great Expectations – a free program offered to all expectant parents planning to deliver their babies at South Miami Hospital. A registered nurse counselor is available for questions, and free monthly seminars about pregnancy and parenting are offered, as are discounts on products and services new parents need.

    Register online for any of the above classes, email SouthMiamiChildbirth@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-662-5026 to speak with the Childbirth Coordinator.

  • Beautiful Beginnings Classes

    Register for Classes at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

    • Abbreviated Childbirth Class, 1 session, 4 hours, $65 per couple – teaches Lamaze techniques of relaxation and breathing, postpartum care and discusses birth plans and Cesarean deliveries in an abbreviated format. Ideal for busy parents-to-be or those who want a refresher course.
    • Baby Basics: Understanding Your Newborn, 1 session, 3 hours, $50 per couple – teaches parents and caregivers how to care for, bathe and feed newborns and discusses postpartum recovery and coping skills for mothers.
    • Basics of Breastfeeding Class, 1 session, 3 hours, $50 per couple – teaches expectant mothers about latching and positioning the baby, overcoming common challenges, learning your baby’s hunger cues, realistic expectations, and when and where to seek help. 
       

    Register online for any of the above classes, email WestKendallBaptistChildbirth@BaptistHealth.net or call 786-467-2456 to speak with our class registrar.

  • For upcoming perinatal classes, click here or call 561-292-4977.

  • For upcoming perinatal classes, click here.