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 Summer/Fall schedule (PDF) for the season.

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


Breastfeeding

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 covering topics of special interest to new parents. Led by RN-Certified Lactation Consultant. No fees.

Location and Time:

UH Landerbrook Health Center (Every Tuesday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

UH Westlake Health Center (Every Thursday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Support group options include both in-person and virtual support groups via Zoom. For additional information, please call UH MacDonald Lactation Center: UH Landerbrook at 440-995-3831 or UH Westlake at 440-250-2035.


Healthy Mom and Baby Program

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.

Time:

Every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is a free program.

During this time, this support group will be offered as a “virtual support group” 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 Mary.Svoboda@UHhospitals.org to receive group WebEx access phone number and code.