Childbirth Classes

The Birthplace is offering a new program for childbirth education beginning in January 2015. If you are delivering in February 2015 or later, please click here for information about the new program.

See the new Childbirth Classes

Click here to register online and see a class schedule for Prepared Childbirth Classes. Please note, you will login to the class registration section of our website before you can access the schedule. The posted schedule is for the Prepared Childbirth classes only. For the schedule for all other classes, please call the Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262 or 1-800-948-6262. If you find during online registration that the Prepared Childbirth class you need is full, please call the Baptist Health Line for assistance. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

eLearning Childbirth Education Program

If your location or schedule keeps you from attending childbirth classes at Baptist for Women, this online course can give you the information you need to prepare for your baby's birth. Topics include: Thinking Ahead to Childbirth, Discomforts of Pregnancy, Understanding Labor and Birth, Caring for Your Newborn, and much more. The class also includes useful videos to watch and resources you can download. The class is available only to those who are delivering at Baptist and have completed the preadmission process. There is a $30 nonrefundable fee for 90 days access to the program.

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Prepared Childbirth

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. This four-session class series will introduce the labor and delivery process including breathing and relaxation techniques, and give an overview of birthing, medication and anesthesia options. Recovery and post-partum care will be discussed, as well as Caesarean childbirth. A tour of the Birthplace is included. If interested please inquire about possible weekend classes.

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.

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


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.

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 for the instruction manual.


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. Tours of The Birthplace are included.

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 ten-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.

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.

Click here to register online and see a class schedule. Please note, you will login to the class registration section of our website before you can access the schedule. Or, if you prefer to speak with someone, please call the Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262 or 1-800-948-6262.

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