Jefferson University Hospitals

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Parent & Family Education

Virtual Classes during COVID-19

Jefferson’s first priority is the safety of you and your baby. Due to current health concerns, on-site classes will now be held as interactive, online classes via Zoom video conferencing.

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If you need a refill of birth control, please send us a message through MyChart and we will be happy to extend your prescription.

If you have an urgent need to be seen, please contact the office and we will schedule a telehealth visit or an in-person visit, depending on the concern.

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Empowering expectant parents and families through education

At Jefferson Health, patient education is a top priority. We offer a variety of Parent & Family Education classes throughout the year to ensure you feel prepared during every step of your pregnancy journey. Class topics range from childbirth to breastfeeding to newborn care.

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Benefits for You

Our classes will give you the knowledge, tools and resources to feel confident from pregnancy to delivery to caring for your newborn.

Expert Instructors

All of our classes are taught by Jefferson Health nurses who are certified in the particular subject matter of the class. Our nurse instructors not only teach the classes, but are also involved in creating the course content.

Family Resources

Having a baby is often a family affair. We encourage you to take the classes with your partner and offer classes designed for siblings and grandparents. We want to help your whole family feel prepared and excited for what’s to come.

Affordable Opportunities

At Jefferson Health, we believe all expectant parents should have access to prenatal education. Our classes are open to everyone, not just Jefferson Health patients. We strive to make our classes as affordable as possible, offering many classes free of charge.

Sense of Community

Our classes go beyond education to build a sense of community among expectant parents. We create a welcoming environment to make everyone feel comfortable asking questions. Chances are, you’ll get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had!

Message from our Director

“Welcome to Parent & Family Education at Jefferson Health. We invite you and your family to participate in our classes to gain the tools and knowledge to feel confident during this exciting and special stage of life. Our interactive classes are led by registered nurses who are certified in the subject matter of each class they teach.  

Attending our classes will help you become familiar with Jefferson Health’s vision and policies as you and your family prepare for the arrival of your new baby. We look forward to seeing you in class and we encourage you to bring all of your questions with you!”

- Megan Kelly, MSN, RNC-NIC, CBC, CPST, CPhT, CNS

Our Parent & Family Education Classes

We offer Parent & Family Education classes throughout the year that are open to Jefferson Health patients and the broader community. Browse the list below to learn more about our classes, check availability and register online.

3-Session Prepared Childbirth

This is a 3-session prepared childbirth class to help pregnant women understand how to cope with giving birth, including focused breathing, movement and massage.

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Breast Feeding Class

Join us for a free class on learning the basics of breastfeeding.

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Car Seat Safety Class

Learn important safety tips and keep your children and grandchildren safe.

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Getting Ready for Baby Class

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

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Grandparents Class

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

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Maternity Tours

Having a baby at Jefferson University Hospitals? Join us for a Maternity Tour!

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Pediatrician's Night

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

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Sibling Preparation

Children learn the importance of their new role as a big brother or big sister.

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Centering Pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy focuses on wellness and education in a group setting which allows women to learn about healthy pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum with other women going through a similar experience.

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Childbirth Education Classes - Online

We are offering weekly Zoom sessions for our pregnant patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss common pregnancy topics including what prenatal care looks like during the pandemic, labor and delivery and breastfeeding.

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Understanding Birth - Online Class

This evidence-based, engaging online program is available for you and a partner to enjoy from the safety and convenience of your own home.

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You can also view Frequently Asked Questions about our program and classes at any time.

Make an Appointment

Our Parent & Family Education program opens up a network of resources for you. Please contact us to be added to the waitlist for any full class or if there is another topic you are interested in that is not currently covered. 

We’re here to answer any of your questions. Feel free to contact us by email, ParentEducation@jefferson.edu, or by phone 215-955-6713.