Childbirth and Parenting Education Programs

A commitment to teaching is part of our mission and ensures that our patients and their families are well informed about their health and health care options. That’s why we offer a complete series of childbirth education programs and services designed to help you prepare for –and achieve –a memorable birthing experience.

View our online calendar for upcoming classes or download the winter and spring schedule (PDF) for the season.

Call 216-844-4000 for more information or to register.


Learn about our lactation centers and to schedule an appointment.

Family Support Groups

Mom and Baby Too!

Make a new friend! Exchange parenting ideas and survival tips. An informal discussion group for expectant and new mothers and babies with occasional speakers, covering topics of special interest to new parents. Led by RN-Certified Lactation Consultant. No fees. Partners and children are welcome.

Time and Location:

Every Tuesday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Every Thursday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

During this time these support groups will now be offered as “virtual support groups” via WebEx. Participants will be able to join using a phone, tablet or computer.

Registration with your name and email address is required to attend: Please call UH MacDonald Education Center at 440-995-3831 or email to receive group WebEx access phone number and code.

Healthy Mom and Baby Program

Canceled until further notice

A joint effort between UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital and the Cuyahoga County WIC Program.

Having a baby? Are you a new mother? Join a WIC Peer Helper or lactation professional along with expectant and new moms and babies as they come together to share stories and learn from each other about breastfeeding. A healthy snack will be served.

Groups are scheduled on Tuesdays & Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please call 216-831-8311 extension 5 for additional information.

This is a free program and no registration is required.

All babies and children are welcome.

UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children
5805 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
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