Important Information

While our in-person prenatal classes are currently on hold due to precautions to protect against the spread of COVID-19, we are offering several free online alternatives.

Expecting Plus is a program designed to provide convenient access to information and tools to support you throughout pregnancy and into parenthood. Access the resource here and use the enrollment code GARDEN-EXP to access evidence-based topics including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Newborn Care
  • Labor and Birth
  • Health and Safety
  • Breastfeeding
  • Family Matters
  • Postpartum
  • How-to Videos

You’ll also have access to:

  • 40-weeks pregnancy tracker
  • Journal
  • Diaper tracker
  • Feeding tracker
  • Links to resources you can trust

Expectant parents can also review additional free childbirth classes online.

Prenatal and parent classes at Garden Park Medical Center are taught by Registered Nurses with extensive experience in caring for expectant Moms.

Registration for all classes is free for those pre-registered to deliver at Garden Park Medical Center. Registration for each expectant mother includes one guest.

Offered Classes

Classes are held on the Third Saturday of each month, at the following times

  • Preparing for Childbirth Class: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Breastfeeding Class: 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Baby Basics Class: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Baby Safety/Infant CPR: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Preparing for Childbirth Class

The focus of this class is on the first-time Mom. Topics include labor, delivery, comfort measures, partner's role and a tour of the labor and delivery rooms.

Breastfeeding Class

This class gives expectant parents an overview of breastfeeding. The class covers many topics such as nursing the baby for the first time, latch-on techniques, anatomy/physiology and prevention of breastfeeding problems.

Baby Basics Class

This class prepares parents for baby's arrival. The class focuses on nursery admission procedures, baby's physical needs, bathing, diapering, dressing, feeding and preparing the home for baby.

Register by calling (228) 575-7085.