Childbirth Education

Preparing for childbirth
As the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, and staff is our top priority, all classes at the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine, childbirth education classes and tours, and support groups are postponed until further notice. EMS Training Center classes are canceled through at least April 30, 2020. Latest updates on COVID-19 and visitation guidelines

To register for our childbirth education classes, see our calendar of events. If you have any questions, email us.

Childbirth Class

This five-week program includes childbirth education, introduction to the labor process, relaxation and breathing techniques, tour of the Family Birth Place, baby care basics, and group consult by an Englewood Hospital pediatrician. Registrants should be in their third trimester. Classes are offered on Monday and Tuesday evenings, as well as on weekends.

Accelerated Childbirth Class

Three-week program, same as above in a more intensive format. Classes are offered on weekends only.

Childbirth Refresher

Review of childbirth education, the labor process, breathing techniques, and baby care basics, along with a tour of The Family Birth Place.

Breastfeeding Class

This class covers the basics of breastfeeding, including latch and positioning, tips for pumping, and what to do when encountering problems like low milk production. Participants will also learn strategies for transitioning back to the workplace.

Infant CPR, covered in Friends and Family CPR

Learn valuable lifesaving techniques with a certified instructor.

Prenatal Yoga and Postnatal Mommy-and-Me Yoga

Learn safe and effective yoga postures and incorporate breathing exercises and meditation in these series, offered by the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine.

Tour of the Family Birth Place

Offered Wednesdays evenings, as well as Saturdays and Sundays during the afternoon. Registration is required.

Discharge Instruction Class

Held daily. Ask your nurse for details.

Mom 101 Seminars

Offered at various times throughout the year, these seminars focus on special topics such as car seat safety, sleep safety, dental health, preschool, mental health, and others.