Childbirth Education Classes

We recommend that all first time parents take childbirth preparation classes taught by a trained childbirth educator. For those planning an unmedicated birth, a natural childbirth class is preferred. Hospital childbirth classes are very comprehensive and educational, but do not necessarily focus on the practice needed for an unmedicated birth.

Below are some national and local childbirth class options. A course's philosophy should be in line with your own for it to be most effective. It is wise to do some research and speak to the instructors to decide if this is the best class for you. Also take into account the length, location, and price of the class. Most classes should be started between 26-30 weeks. 12 week courses might need to be started earlier.

Hypnobirthing  
Hypnobabies   
Bradley Birth   
Lamaze          


The Womb Room - Yoga Birth and Birth Boot Camp

A Mother's Instinct  (Hypnobirthing)  
Birth Works 
Informed Birth Choices 
Doulas of Baltimore
The Birth Well 

St. Joseph Parenting Classes

Baltimore Birth and Bodywork




If you would like your class to be added to our list, please contact us!