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Childbirth Classes

Arnot Health helps pregnant women and those who support them prepare for birth with prenatal and childbirth education classes. You'll learn about labor and delivery, comfort measures for labor, the role of your labor partner, newborn care, breast/bottle feeding, postpartum issues, and parenting, as well as procedures and options at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.

Specific meeting days and start dates for individual classes vary.
Call Health on Demand at 607-737-4499 for class schedules and registration
Some fees apply. Registration is required for all classes.

Childbirth Classes

In-Person Classes
The Childbirth course is offered in two formats:

  • 4-week Class -  meeting one night per week for three hours
  • For weekend classes, please call Health on Demand at 607-737-4499  

Classes are held on the Arnot Ogden Medical Center campus, exact locations vary. We recommend registering 12 weeks before your due date to get the most out of this class. Classes should be started in your 7th month of pregnancy.

Call Health on Demand for dates and locations and to register, 607-737-4499.

Online eClasses
We offer two online courses covering the same information as the in-person class.

  • Understanding Birth
  • Understanding Your Newborn

Online classes can be completed at your own pace with a 60-day access to the eClass site.

Maternity Ward Tour
For a chance to see the Labor and Delivery Unit and meet some of the staff, call Labor &
Delivery at 737-4261 to schedule an appointment.

Please note: Tours are done by the staff of the department. Sometimes the unit gets very busy and tours must be cancelled so the staff can be with our new moms. In this event, tours can be rescheduled and we do apologize for the inconvenience.

Related Offerings
Arnot Health also offers the following classes to supplement the traditional sessions that help parents with issues surrounding feeding and car seat safety.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Meets 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the OB conference room on the second floor of Arnot Ogden Medical Center.

This class covers the advantages of breastfeeding, how to get off to a good start, bonding with mom and dad, and how to continue breastfeeding upon your return to work. Breast pump information is also given, along with community resource contacts for support programs to follow up with after your discharge from the medical center.

Car Seat Safety Class
Meets 6-8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month on the Arnot Oden Medical Center Campus. Building and room location provided upon registration.

This class is for expecting parents, parents, grandparents and caregivers of children age newborn to 10 years old. Receive up-todate car seat safety information. Learn about community resources to get your car seat checked. Class is taught by a certified car seat technician.

Please note, we will not be providing free car seats or installing your seat for you. Car seat checks are by appointment only.

You can attend the class whether you have a car seat already or are planning your purchase. If you have questions about your specific car seat, please bring the owner's manual for your car and seat to class, as well as the seat itself.


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