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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

Childbirth & Parenting Classes and Support Groups

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 the care of your new baby. A Portuguese class is also available.

Topics include:

  • Third 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
  • Infant-child CPR
  • Social support for new mothers and fathers