Classes for New and Expecting Parents

Due to the COVID pandemic and directions to maintain social distancing, all classes at the Health Sciences District are cancelled for May. For general childbirth information, call 816-404-4124. For breastfeeding education call 404-0474.

To sign up for virtual classes from Lakewood Family Birthplace, please call educator Jenn Damiano at 816-404-8240 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Expecting Mother

Childbirth Classes

First 3 Tuesdays of each month

  • 10 am to noon or 7pm to 9pm

Series of 3 classes:

Week 1 Topics


  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Warning Signs in Pregnancy
  • Signs of Labor
  • Pain Control
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Packing for Hospital
Week 2 Topics

Labor and Delivery

  • Birth Plans
  • Labor Positions/Pushing
  • Stages of Labor/Vaginal Delivery
  • Induction vs. Augmentation of Labor
  • Monitoring Baby
  • Birth Interventions
Week 3 Topics

Post Partum:

  • Cesarean Delivery
  • Mommy Care
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Tour

Second Saturday of each month

  • One day class from 9am to 4pm

New born baby

Newborn Classes

Offered 3 times a month

Weekend options may be available monthly

Course Topics

  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn Screening
  • Vaccines
  • How to Soothe Baby
  • Safe Sleep
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Home Safety
  • Car Seat Safety
  • CPR and Choking
Baby Sunset

Baby Cafe


  • 1:00-2:30pm

Baby Cafe is a breastfeeding support meeting for new mothers to attend after delivery. Registration is required for childbirth classes.

Register at least 48 hours prior to class. Lactation Services offer free, one-on-one, prenatal breastfeeding education.

Terrific moms club

Terrific Moms Club

Every Thursday of each month

  • 12:30pm to 2pm

Provides free support and guidance for breastfeeding and baby care with mothers that are experiencing similar issues.

Breastfeeding basics

Breastfeeding Basics

Offered Twice A Month

Course Topics

You will learn from a certified breastfeeding instructor about the benefits of breastfeeding and what to expect during baby’s first days.

NICU Parent Support Group

NICU Parent Support Group

Every Friday of each month

  • 3-4 pm
Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

Every Tuesday of each month

  • 9-11 am
Safe Sleeping SIDS

Safe Sleep/SIDS

Third Wednesday of each month

  • 2-3:30 pm
En espanol childbirth class

En Espanol Childbirth Class

The first, second and third Thursday of each month

  • 1-3pm
En Espanol Diabetes

Diabetes Education En Espanol

Every Friday of each month

  • 1-3 pm

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