Classes ​& Events

New moms and dads usually have many questions about what to expect during pregnancy, the childbirth process and how to care for their newborn after delivery. Start preparing for your labor and delivery experience by taking a tour of The Birthplace, The Birthplace Suites, or register for any of the free classes we offer for expectant parents.

The classes listed below are suggested for expectant parents:

  • Beautiful Beginnings (recommended during the first and second trimester of pregnancy)
  • Tour of The Birthplace
  • Childbirth Education
  • Newborn Care
  • Breastfeeding: Off to a Good Start
  • Boot Camp for New Dads
  • Infant and Child CPR
  • Super Sibling Class

The Birthplace Tour

We encourage you to tour our maternity unit as you prepare for the upcoming birth of your baby. Tours include a look inside our all-private patient rooms, registration and family waiting areas. You’ll learn more about our security procedures, our Level III NICU (the highest state designation) and the specialty care available at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Beautiful Beginnings Class

This class is specially designed for first-time mothers to attend during the early stages of pregnancy. An experienced OB nurse is available to help you prepare for the wonderful journey ahead. During the early stages of pregnancy, you may have multiple questions about what to expect and this class will provide information on:

  • Steps to follow to help ensure a healthy pregnancy
  • The growth and development of your baby
  • Common testing during pregnancy
  • Support for the many emotions a new pregnancy may cause

 A tour of The Birthplace is included to help prepare you for your birth experience.

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Daddy Boot Camp

New babies do not come with instructions, so diaper changes, feeding, burping, and calming a crying infant can be intimidating for many first-time fathers. Rookie dads will learn basic baby care and safety, how to support your partner, proper car seat safety, and other practical tips on how to bond with your baby. *Fee based class

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Newborn Care

Our newborn care class is designed to educate parents about infant health, wellness and safety, and to help ease the fear of caring for a newborn baby.  In this class, you will learn the basics of newborn care including: bathing, diapering, nutrition, feeding, sleeping habits, and infant safety.

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Off to a Good Start Breastfeeding Class

This class is designed to help moms create successful breastfeeding routines with their babies. Our lactation consultants educate moms on how breastfeeding works, different positions for breastfeeding, nutritional guidance for mom, and where to get more help if you need it.

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Lois’ Legacy Breastfeeding Support Group

Led by one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, the Lois’ Legacy Breastfeeding Support Group is open to all breastfeeding mothers and babies in the community, including employees, patients and mothers who are already at home with their children. This class is dedicated to helping moms improve their breastfeeding relationships with their babies by teaching the benefits of breastfeeding, how to help your baby to latch on effectively, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk and additional topics.

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Childbirth Education

Our experienced labor and delivery nurses can help give you confidence as you prepare for childbirth, whether you’re a first-time mom or are welcoming a new addition to your established family. During this class, you will learn:

  • Signs of labor and when to call your doctor or midwife
  • What to do when you arrive at the hospital
  • The progression of labor and birth
  • Options available for coping with labor
To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.​

Families & Friends® CPR Class: Infant and Child CPR

Learning infant and child CPR is something parents should consider. Our certified instructors use hands-on training techniques with child-sized mannequins to demonstrate how to perform different aspects of CPR, and how to assist a choking child. You’ll also learn about accident prevention and techniques for “childproofing” your home. *Fee based class

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Super Sibling Class

Through fun, interactive activities, Child Life specialists help soon-to-be big brothers or sisters learn what to expect when their new sibling arrives. This class is designed for children aged 3-10 years old.

To register for one of our maternity classes, click here or call (561) 882-9100.

Babysitter's Training Course

We have teamed up with the American Red Cross to present this useful training course for children between the ages of 11 and 15. This class is designed to teach participants how to use safe and appropriate techniques to find babysitting jobs, recognizing an emergency, caring for minor injuries, checking an unconscious child or infant and more. This is an all-day, fee based course.* To register, please call (866) 236-5933.