Jefferson University Hospitals

Parent & Family Education Programs

Jefferson's first priority is the safety of you and your baby.  Due to current health concerns, our on-site classes have been transitioned to online Zoom sessions.

If you are not able to attend one of our Zoom sessions, you can register for free educational modules that review childbirth and breastfeeding information. Click to register for the YoMingo app. Once you have registered, Custom Communication Inc. will send you an email invitation from noreply@yomingo.com. If you do not see the email, please check your junk folder.

Disclaimer: Please read our Zoom Terms of Service for Community Sessions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Parent Education at: ParentEducation@jefferson.edu or 215-955-6713.

Learn some of the necessary steps we’ve taken to ensure that all of our patients and healthcare providers are safe at all of our locations.

Childbirth education is a priority of obstetrical care at Jefferson. Our Parent and Family Education Programs help pregnant women and their partners prepare for the various stages of pregnancy; for labor and birth; and for the postpartum period.

Expectant parents are provided with coping tools and exercises, and you will learn about vaginal delivery, anesthesia, cesarean delivery and newborn care. Similar programs are also available for siblings and grandparents.

In case of questionable weather during the winter months, please call the Parent Education Office at 215-955-6713 or 1-800-JEFF-NOW to see if classes will be held.

2-Session Prepared Childbirth

Congratulations! Expecting a baby is so exciting and brings with it many questions. Our Childbirth Classes will help you navigate this new pathway.  Our classes give important information about labor, pain management, delivery and the postpartum period.

Registered nurses who maintain a certification in this specialty teach all childbirth classes. This program is a 2 week series offered on Saturday mornings. The series will allow time for a tour of maternity.

If you have any questions about any of our classes or weather related issues,  please contact Parent Education at 215-955-6713.

Cost: $95

3-Session Prepared Childbirth

Like our 2-session prepared childbirth classes, the 3-session option provides information about labor, pain management, delivery and the postpartum period. Registered nurses who maintain a certification in this specialty teach all childbirth classes.

This program is a 3-week series offered in the evening. The series will allow time for a tour of maternity.

Cost: $95

Breastfeeding Class

Currently available as an interactive online class.

Join us for a free class on learning the basics of breastfeeding. Lunchtime classes are offered once a month and evening classes are currently offered twice a month. Find the full details, and sign up for classes, below.

Getting Ready for Baby Class

Currently available as an interactive online class.

Sign up for the Getting Ready for Baby Class to learn everything you wanted to know about your newborn.

Fee: $30, for you and your partner to register together.

This is an evening class which is offered monthly. Topics include:

  • Newborn appearance and behaviors 
  • Care of the newborn
  • Burping
  • Diapering 
  • Swaddling
  • Safety issues
  • Parental concerns

Car Seat Safety Class

Did you know that up to 80 percent of all car seats are incorrectly installed in cars? Sign up for this free class to learn important safety tips and how to keep your children and grandchildren safe during car travel.

While we cannot host in-person classes for the time being, please feel free to contact Parent Education with any questions or to receive resources at ParentEducation@jefferson.edu or 215-955-6713.

Pediatrician's Night

Currently available as an interactive online class.

Babies are not just little people; their healthcare needs are different from adults.

Learn practical tips from a Jefferson pediatrician on preparing and caring for your little one.

Fee: FREE

Grandparents Class

Calling all grandparents!

Join us for a fun program on grandparenting and what's new in the world of babies.

Jefferson’s first priority is the safety of you and your baby, we are canceling in-person classes and tours until further notice. We are making every effort to prevent any possible spread of coronavirus to our patients. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Parent Education at: 215-955-6713.

A Safe Haven for Newborns

If you're not prepared to be a mom or take care of your newborn, and you don't have anyone to ask for help, there's a place where you can take your baby to ensure his or her safety and health – a Safe Haven. All hospitals in Pennsylvania are Safe Havens. All you have to do is give your newborn (up to 28 days old) to any hospital. That's all. No one will ask questions. No one will judge you. If it's a secret, it will stay a secret.