Childbirth Classes

You can approach your child's birth with more confidence once you know just what to expect during labor, delivery and recovery and during your hospital stay. To help busy parents get the information they need, The Birthplace offers a two-part childbirth education program, including "Learning Online," featuring "The Gift of Motherhood," and "Learning at Baptist."

Both segments, described below, are free to parents delivering at Baptist.

Learning Online

The online course, "The Gift of Motherhood," can give you the information you need to prepare for your baby's birth. Topics include: Choosing Care for Yourself and Your Baby, Childbirth Education and Labor Support, Understanding Labor and Delivery, Caring for Yourself Postpartum, Caring for Your Newborn and much more. The class also includes useful videos to watch and resources you can download.

Once you have enrolled in the course, you may access it for 90 days. The class is available only to those who are delivering at Baptist and have completed the preadmission process. (Visit Admissions Checklist for preadmission instructions.) You will receive your login access code when you preadmit.

Click here to see computer requirements and FAQs about the online class.

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Learning at Baptist

This three-hour class, held on site at Baptist for Women, includes an overview about what to bring and where to come when labor begins, medication and anesthesia options, and a tour of The Birthplace. There also will be time to ask questions in person about labor and delivery. Depending on how long the Q&A session lasts, the class may conclude early.

First time mothers should complete the online course, "The Gift of Motherhood" before attending this class. You will obtain your access code and instructions for the online course during preadmission to The Birthplace. If you have already experienced childbirth, you may wish to participate in this class to become familiar with our facility and processes.

Location:
Baptist for Women, Conference Room
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot. Please register all members of your party. You will need a valid email address to register online. If you do not have a valid email address, you may register by calling 601-948-6262.

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Additional Childbirth Classes

With the exception of Infant CPR and  Natal Fit Water Aerobics, online registration is available with a valid email address for all the following classes. You are required to enter your Baptist Patient ID#, provided during preadmission to The Birthplace, to complete online registration for these classes. If you do not have a valid email address, you may register by calling 601-948-6262.

  • Online registration closes three days prior to each class, and class sizes are limited.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low participation. You will receive notification via email if a class is cancelled.
  • Complete registration for all members of your party.

For more information about any of the following classes, send email to baptistforwomen@mbhs.org.

Newborn Care

This class will give you updated information on caring for your newborn during your first weeks at home. This includes bath and skin care, normal newborn behavior, safety, and general feeding instructions.* Suggested items to have on hand for your baby's care will also be discussed. In addition, routine tests and procedures for newborns during their hospital stay will be discussed. Please register all members of your party.

* Note: Couples planning to breastfeed their babies should also attend the Breastfeeding Class.

Location:
Baptist for Women, Conference Room
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot.

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Register Online for Newborn Care, 2018 Classes

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world for your new baby. So you and your baby can approach breastfeeding on the same terms, Maternal Newborn Educators discuss common concerns and breastfeeding techniques in this single-session program. The advantages of breastfeeding, pumping and storing milk, and breastfeeding on a working mother's schedule are other topics discussed. Your spouse is encouraged to attend. Please register all members of your party.

Location:
Baptist for Women, Conference Room
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot.

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Register Online for Breastfeeding Class, 2018 Classes

Infant CPR

This one session class teaches parents injury prevention and the correct CPR techniques for a new infant. This is a must for parents and others caring for your baby. There is a $5.00 charge, payable at the door, for the instruction manual. Please bring correct change.

The class begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. If your schedule changes and you are unable to arrive in time, please cancel and reschedule. Unfortunately, latecomers are not allowed to participate.

No walk-ins are accepted for this class. People who are not registered will not be able to participate.

Location:
Baptist for Women, Conference Room
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot.

Online registration for this class is unavailable. To register, please call 601-948-6262 and select option #3 for classes/screenings.

Grandparents

It may have been a long time since you cared for a baby as part of your daily routine. This one-session class is designed to ease your mind and will cover changes in labor and delivery, a refresher on baby feeding and safety and a discussion of basic diplomacy for the newly extended family. It also includes tips for preparing your house for a newborn. Tours of The Birthplace are included. Note: This course does not include Infant CPR. If you would like Infant CPR instruction, please register separately for that class.

Please remember to register everyone in your party.

Location:
Baptist for Women, Conference Room
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot.

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Siblings: A Kid's View of Babies

A new baby changes everybody's life and everyone should have a chance to be prepared. Just for the three to eleven-year-old in your family, The Birthplace presents a sibling movie, a tour of The Birthplace, a demonstration of diapering, feeding and holding an infant, and a discussion of family adjustments to the new baby. Bring a teddy bear or a baby doll (one a newborn diaper would fit) with you to class. And don't forget your camera!

Please register everyone in your party, including your children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location:
Baptist for Women, Conference Room
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot.

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Register Online for Siblings Class, 2018 Classes

Natal Fit Water Aerobics

The exercise of childbirth has been compared to world-class athletic competition. Mom and baby both win when Mom is in good physical condition. Through water aerobic classes offered by the Baptist Healthplex, expectant mothers can maintain their fitness level, and new mothers can speed the recovery process--safely. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and are available at Baptist Healthplex - Jackson. Participants should attend three classes a week to benefit from this program. A physician and patient release, found in the Natal Fit, brochure, must be signed prior to participating in Natal Fit.

Call the Baptist Healthplex-Jackson to register and for more class details: 601-968-1766

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