Childbirth Class Schedule

Childbirth & Parenting Class Schedule

To register for any class or to schedule a tour call: 504-391-5529 or email

Click here to download copy of the 2015 childbirth classes schedule. 

Classes are held in the River Room on the 1st floor of the hospital

Prenatal Class: Birthing and Beyond

General prenatal health, labor, anesthesia, delivery options, mom and baby post delivery care, and tour. Class is taught by a certified birth educator. Breastfeeding information by lactation consultant. No Cost.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Part I: Birthing and Beyond

  • February
  • April 11
  • June 6
  • August 1
  • October 3

Part II: Postpartum and New Born Care

  • February 21
  • April 25
  • June 27
  • August 22
  • October 24

Lamaze Class:

Healthy birth practices supported by research to ensure positive, healthy birth outcomes for both mom and baby. Will include a tour and breastfeeding information. Class is taught by a certified Lamaze instructor. Cost: $100 - Make check payable to Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • January 17 & 24
  • March 14 & 21
  • May 16 & 23
  • July 18 & 25
  • September 19 & 26
  • November 7 & 14

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Breastfeeding Class:

Breastfeeding class is designed to teach the basics of breastfeeding, including early feeding, positioning, latch on and milk production. Also included are the basics of breast anatomy, hormones and dealing with common concerns, and pumps and breast milk storage. Class is taught by a lactation consultant. No Cost. 

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • January 20
  • April 21
  • July 21
  • October 20

Sibling Class: Mommy’s Having a Baby

Ages 3-11, interactive activities and tour of mother baby unit. No Cost.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • January 231
  • March 28
  • May 2
  • July 11
  • September 12
  • November 21

Balance and Blues: For new parents 

A support group for new moms and dads focusing on topics such as crying, sleeping, feeding, infant behavior, and development. Free of charge.

  • Third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, in the Cypress Room, 1st floor of the Hospital
  • Please call 391-5529 to register.

Family and Friends CPR/Infant Safety:

Provided through AHA, this non-certifying class provides CPR Basics for infant & child, choking, safe sleep, and car seat safety. Fee is $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. 

  • Please call 391-5529 for class schedule and registration.

Safe Sitter Classes:

Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children.

This class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.
For more information -

Register: or call 504-391-5529

  • April 2 - $45.00
  • June 11 & 12 - $75.00
  • July 16 & 17 - $75.00

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Held in the River Room, 1st floor of Hospital


  • Safe Sitter® Manual
  • Completion Card

Please bring your lunch and money for a soft drink. A snack will be provided. 

Make check payable to Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

Car Seat Safety Checks:

Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus performs car seat safety checks weekly by appointment with a certified car seat technician. To schedule an appointment email or call 391-5529. 

For additional information, visit

Unit Tours:

Tours are available by appointment. Call to schedule a tour.

Mommy-To-Be Events:

Expecting? Attend the West Bank Mommy-To-Be Open House. Attend sessions on Breastfeeding Basics and expert panel sessions, get a tour of the Labor and Delivery area and the newly renovated Mother and Baby area, as well as enter to win door prizes. No cost to attend. 

  • April 15, 2015 
  • July 15, 2015

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seminars begin at 6:00 p.m.