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Childbirth & Parenting Education and Support Groups

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Family Birthplace at Cape Cod Hospital is offering most prenatal classes and postpartum support groups virtually at this time.

We will resume all in person classes and events when we are able.

Join a Virtual Class or Support Group

Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting Classes

The Family Birthplace at Cape Cod Hospital offers a wide range of classes, events and support groups that will help you, your birth partner and even siblings-to-be prepare for childbirth and your new baby.

Topics covered include:

  • 3rd trimester pregnancy changes
  • Nutrition
  • A tour of The Family Birthplace 
  • The birth process
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Labor and delivery, including options available
  • Postpartum care and going home
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care, including feeding, bathing, diapering and more
  • Social support for new mothers and fathers
  • Portuguese and Spanish classes and support also available

During your 6th month of pregnancy, we highly recommend registering online for one of our childbirth education classes.

Additionally, an “Early Bird Prenatal Workshop” is offered at Cape Cod Hospital for women 1-4 months pregnant, which covers topics such as fetal development, nutrition, and early concerns.