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, 2023||July 8, 2023|
|February 11, 2023||August 12, 2023|
|March 11, 2023||September 9, 2023|
|April 8, 2023||October 14, 2023|
|May 13, 2023||November 11, 2023|
|June 10, 2023||December 9, 2023|
Breastfeeding Class covers the the techniques and benefits of breastfeeding your baby. Memorial Birthplace also offers additional breastfeeding consultation and support.
|Friday||6 – 8 P.M.|
|January 13, 2023||July 7, 2023|
|February 10, 2023||August 11, 2023|
|March 10, 2023||September 8, 2023|
|April 7, 2023||October 13, 2023|
|May 12, 2023||November 10, 2023|
|June 9, 2023||December 8, 2023|
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.
|Thursday||6 – 8 P.M.|
|February 23, 2023||May 25, 2023|
|August 24, 2023||November 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, 2023||July 13, 2023|
|February 16, 2023||August 17, 2023|
|March 16, 2023||September 14, 2023|
|April 13, 2023||October 19, 2023|
|May 18, 2023||November 2, 2023|
|June 15, 2023||December 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.