Parent & Family Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Breast Feeding Class
Join us for a free class on learning the basics of breastfeeding.
Car Seat Safety Class
Learn important safety tips and keep your children and grandchildren safe.
Getting Ready for Baby Class
Sign up for the Getting Ready for Baby Class to learn everything you wanted to know about your newborn.
Calling all grandparents! Join us for a fun program on grandparenting and what's new in the world of babies.
Having a baby at Jefferson University Hospitals? Join us for a Maternity Tour!
Learn practical tips from a Jefferson doctor on preparing and caring for your little one.
Children learn the importance of their new role as a big brother or big sister.
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.
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.
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.
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.