Preparing you for the most important moment of your life

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
  • 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.

Online Resources

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.

Locations Where Childbirth Classes are Offered

Click on the location name below for additional details about the classes, including dates, times, schedules and registration information.

Ochsner Baptist Women's Pavilion in Uptown New Orleans

Schedule prenatal classes online

Can't fit classes into your busy schedule? Contact Jeni Ducoing, RNC-OB at the Ochsner Baptist Women's Pavilion 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

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

2019 Breastfeeding Basics Class Dates

  • January 8, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • March 16, 9 am - noon
  • May 7, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • July 20, 9 am - noon
  • September 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • November 16, 9 am - noon

Breastfeeding Basics Class Details

  • Learn from our experienced Lactation Department the essential information you need to know!
  • Classes include topics such as getting baby latched on, how often to nurse, how to tell if baby is getting enough milk, and how to use a breast pump.
  • These classes are free of charge.
  • All classes will be held in the first floor classroom of Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, located at 17000 Medical Center Drive (O’Neal Lane at I-12).
  • Call 225-755-4854 to pre-register.

2019 Breastfeeding Support Group Dates

Group will resume meetings in July 2019

  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

Breastfeeding Support Group Details

  • Join other moms just like you who are breastfeeding their little ones. Share stories and tips on what works and what doesn't with moms who are living the experience. This is a postpartum mother led group.
  • The Breastfeeding Support group meetings are held in the first floor classroom of Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge from 2pm-4pm.
  • Support group meetings are free and no registration is required.

More Information & Tours

  • 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

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 St. Anne General Hospital

  • To schedule a Labor and Delivery unit tour, call 985-537-8279.

Childbirth & Parenting Class Schedule

Classes include: Childbirth/Lamaze, Grandparenting 101, CPR/Infant Safety, Sibling, Bayou Moms Support Group and Breastfeeding

Click here to download the 2019 schedule

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

Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock

To schedule a Labor and Delivery unit tour, call 228-467-8641.

Online Prenatal and Childbirth Classes

Can't fit classes into your busy schedule?

Contact Jeni Ducoing, RNC-OB at the Ochsner Baptist Women's Pavilion at jducoing@ochsner.org about online class options.

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