Beautiful Beginnings Birthing Suites offers a very special series of programs to expectant parents at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Shared preparation for your baby's arrival adds to your understanding of pregnancy, the birth process and the transition to parenthood. It also enhances the experience for families in the childbearing year. That's why West Kendall Baptist Hospital offers a continuous series of programs for parents-to-be - to help make this time of your life very special.

Please Note: All classes are held at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

Childbirth Classes

Abbreviated Childbirth Preparation: 1 session, 4 hours (1:00PM - 5:00PM) - $65

Designed for busy parents-to-be or those just wanting a refresher course, this class covers all the valuable information of our childbirth classes only in an abbreviated format.

Baby Basics: Understanding Your Newborn: 1 session, 3 hours (1:00PM - 4:00PM) - $50

Why is my baby crying? What can I do to help? Caring for a newborn is an exciting yet anxious time. This class will help you become familiar with characteristics of normal newborn behavior and appearance, feeding and sleeping cues, as well as learn your baby’s unique language and needs. We also will discuss postpartum recovery for moms and coping skills.

Basics of Breast-feeding: 1 session, 3 hours (1:00PM - 4:00PM) - $50

Congratulations on choosing to breast-feed your baby! This class will provide you with information that will create a strong foundation for your breast- feeding success. Topics include: the importance of breast-feeding, anatomy of the breast, positioning and latch-on, importance of skin-to-skin and trouble-shooting common problems. You will learn all of this from a certified lactation consultant. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration for Childbirth Classes at West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Class registration is quick, easy and can be done in one of two ways:

  • Call 786-467-2456, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM, to speak to our childbirth class registrar. Please leave a message during other hours.
  • You may also register by e-mailing us at Payment of fee will hold your space. Credit card payments can be made over the phone.

Early sign up highly encouraged. We recommend that you register as early as possible during your pregnancy. Class registrations close two weeks prior to class start date. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation letter with detailed information on your class. Payment of the class fee confirms your spot. Those who have not pre-paid may be removed from the roster unless other arrangements have been made. This allows us to accommodate those who may be on a waiting list. Payments can be made over the phone with a credit card. Please be sure to call and make payment one week prior to class start date. Policy prohibits us from taking payments at the door.

Note: Refunds will be made (less a $10 processing fee) for cancellations received at least five days prior to the class start date. No refund will be issued if you do not call to cancel. All classes are held at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

*West Kendall Baptist Hospital has been designated a Baby Friendly facility. Baby Friendly USA awards this distinguished award to facilities that have successfully implemented the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and has implemented processes into practice that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding.

**We reserve the right to cancel classes at anytime. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified one week prior to the class start date.