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.

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.