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Birthplace Classes

We know it's important to you to learn all you can about your pregnancy, childbirth, and after care. Our classes can help prepare you and your family for the arrival of your baby.

Call (228) 575-2299

Classes offered at Memorial Birthplace

All classes, except Infant CPR, are free to attend. Register by calling us at (228) 575-2299 or emailing the class coordinator, Becky Praznovsky.

Prepared Childbirth Class

Prepared Childbirth covers relaxation techniques, signs and stages of labor, pain relief, and anesthesia. Also covered are c-sections, VBACs, and basic infant care. You’ll also take a tour of the Labor & Delivery area.

Saturday 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
January 14, 2023July 8, 2023
February 11, 2023August 12, 2023
March 11, 2023September 9, 2023
April 8, 2023October 14, 2023
May 13, 2023November 11, 2023
June 10, 2023December 9, 2023

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding Class covers the the techniques and benefits of breastfeeding your baby. Memorial Birthplace also offers additional breastfeeding consultation and support.

Friday6 – 8 P.M.
January 13, 2023July 7, 2023
February 10, 2023August 11, 2023
March 10, 2023September 8, 2023
April 7, 2023October 13, 2023
May 12, 2023November 10, 2023
June 9, 2023December 8, 2023

Parenting Class

Parenting Class teaches the basic skills necessary to make your baby’s first year easier. Topics include newborn care, safety issues, and choosing responsible daycare. Parenting Class is offered on a quarterly basis.

Thursday6 – 8 P.M.
February 23, 2023May 25, 2023
August 24, 2023November 16, 2023

Infant CPR Class

Infant CPR class is a comprehensive, two-hour, non-certification class that covers CPR and choking. The class is offered monthly and costs $35 per couple. Classes are scheduled based on due date and are available to people planning to deliver at Memorial on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

January 19, 2023July 13, 2023
February 16, 2023August 17, 2023
March 16, 2023September 14, 2023
April 13, 2023October 19, 2023
May 18, 2023November 2, 2023
June 15, 2023December 14, 2023

**Prepayment is required (Checks payable to Memorial Hospital & mailed to: MHG, Women & Children’s Div. | 4500 Thirteenth St., PO BOX 1810, Gulfport, MS 39502-1810)

Please circle above the classes you are interested in attending; classes are scheduled based on due date and are available to those women planning to deliver at Memorial on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact Becky @ (228) 575-2299.