Prenatal Classes/Childbirth Education

At Ochsner a variety of prenatal classes are available. These classes cover topics such as the labor and delivery experience; vaginal delivery versus Cesarean Section delivery; Epidurals; postpartum care; car seat safety; newborn care; sibling classes for siblings; and breastfeeding.

Classes are taught by our maternity nurses and our breastfeeding class is led by certified lactation consultants. We also have Lamaze classes that are taught by a certified Lamaze instructor.

Let Ochsner provide you with the information and care you need as you prepare for the joy of bringing a new life into the world. Learn the A’s to Z’s of your pregnancy. Click here to download the A to Z Guide to Pregnancy.

Visit our Health Library for additional articles about your journey through pregnancy to childbirth and after. 

Prenatal Classes at Babies "R" Us in Metairie

We offer a variety of classes to help you and your family prepare for the birth of your new baby.
These classes are offered at the Metairie Babies "R" Us at 6851 Veterans Boulevard.
Sign up by calling 504-885-8242.

Women's Pavilion at Ochsner Baptist - New Orleans Resources

To register for classes, call 504-842-4155.

Can't fit classes into your busy schedule? Contact Jeni Ducoing,RNC-OB  at jducoing@ochsner.org about online class options.

For more information on the Ochsner Baptist Women's Pavilion, click here

Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Resources

To schedule a Labor and Delivery unit tour, call 504-391-5529.

For more information on the Family Birthing Center at Ochsner West Bank, click here

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge Resources

For more information on the Family Birthing Center at Ochsner Baton Rouge, click here

To schedule a tour, call 225-236-5893.

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner Resources

To schedule a Labor and Delivery unit tour, call 504-464-8365.

For more information on the Family Birthing Center at Ochsner Kenner, click here

Ochsner Medical Center- North Shore Resources

To schedule a Labor and Delivery unit tour, call 985-646-5632.

For more information on the Family Birthing Center Ochsner North Shore, click here

Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital Resources

  • For the upcoming schedule of prenatal classes, call 985-537-8279.
  • To schedule a Labor and Delivery unit tour, call 985-537-8279. 
  • 2015 Breastfeeding Class Schedule
  • Questions? Contact Crystal Risinger or Starla Callais, Lactation Consultants: 985-537-2335

For more information on Labor and Delivery services at Ochsner St. Anne, click here.

Prenatal Yoga

At Elmwood Fitness Center, we also offer Pregnancy Yoga Classes. These classes are aimed at providing fitness as well as stress relief techniques that can be used throughout your pregnancy and labor. 

Click here for information about Elmwood Fitness Center.