Tours & Parent Education Classes

A nurse teaching parenting classes at Florida Hospital

The Center for Women and Children at Florida Hospital is pleased to offer helpful pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting classes to the community. Topics include pregnancy, labor, and birth; breastfeeding; big brother/big sister; and much more. We also provide tours for expectant parents who plan to deliver at our birthing center.

Tours

Tours help new parents become more familiar with the place they want to give birth and provide an opportunity to ask to our staff. You can register for a tour at Florida Hospital DeLand online or by calling (386) 943-4489.

Tours of the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center are available on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at 4 and 6 p.m. Tours meet at the BirthCare Center entrance on the 4th floor. No registration required. Tours can also be scheduled by calling (386) 231-1400.

Parent Education Classes

Please see below for the list of classes offered throughout Volusia and Flagler counties; note that while some classes are the same, in some instances classes vary between the two locations. Registration is required for all classes. Scholarships are available at both centers.

To register for classes or see a list of upcoming dates for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, please click on the link of the class below. If you have any questions, please call Memorial’s Parent Education staff at (386) 231-3152.

To register for classes or see a list of upcoming dates for Florida Hospital DeLand, please click on the link of the class below. If you have any questions, please call DeLand’s Parent Education staff at (386) 943-4489.

You can also learn more about healthy pregnancy–including medications, diet, exercise, and other tips for caring for yourself and your baby–in our Florida Hospital Pregnancy Guide.

View Florida Hospital DeLand Classes

Prepared Childbirth Series
Prepared Childbirth Classes are offered as a four-week series, with each series beginning on the assigned dates. Classes include topics on labor and delivery, medications, breathing and relaxation techniques, induction and Cesarean section. Registration required. Cost is $50 per couple or scholarships are available.

Upcoming Classes

Newborn Care Classes
Our Newborn Care Class is taught by our Certified Happiest Baby Instructor and aligns with the Happiest Baby Association. The class covers tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care! Registration is required. Cost is $20 per couple or scholarships are available.

Upcoming Classes

Breastfeeding Class
Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts a mother and baby can give to each other. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. At our Breastfeeding Class, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will assist soon-to-be moms and provide helpful information to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible. Registration is required. Cost is $20 per couple or scholarships are available.

Upcoming Classes

Infant CPR Class
This demonstration class teaches family and friends what they need to know in the event of a life-threatening emergency — for example, if your baby is choking or isn’t moving or breathing because of a fall or a near drowning. Registration is required. Cost is $10 per couple or scholarships are available.

Upcoming Classes

Birthshop
When the four-week series doesn’t work for your schedule, this is a one-day quick course that teaches expectant moms about labor and delivery, medications, epidural, breathing and relaxation techniques, Cesarean section and induction. Registration is required. Cost is $50 per couple or scholarships are available.

Upcoming Classes

Power Parenting
This is a one-day class that focuses on breastfeeding, newborn care, and infant CPR to help parents and loved ones prepare for their baby-to-be! Registration is required. Cost is $50 per couple or scholarships are available.

Upcoming Classes

Tours of BirthCare
Tours of BirthCare are offered to help new parents become more familiar with the place they want to give birth and provide a time to answer questions. Please call (386) 943-4498 to schedule a free tour, or request a tour online.

Schedule a Tour at Florida Hospital DeLand

Tours of BirthCare are offered to help new parents become more familiar with the place they want to give birth and provide a time to answer questions. Tours can also be scheduled by calling (386) 943-4498.

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View Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Classes

Prepared Childbirth Classes
Prepared Childbirth Classes are offered as a four-week series, with each series beginning on the assigned dates. Classes are taught by our Certified Childbirth Educators and include topics on labor and delivery, medications, breathing and relaxation techniques, induction and Cesarean section.

Upcoming Classes

Newborn Care: Bringing Home Baby
Our Newborn Care class is taught by our Certified Happiest Baby Instructor and aligns with the Happiest Baby Association. The class covers tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care!

Upcoming Classes

Breastfeeding Class
Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts a mother and baby can give to each other. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. At our Breastfeeding Class, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will assist soon-to-be moms and provide helpful information to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible. Registration is required.

Upcoming Classes

Sunday Birth Shop
When the four-week series doesn't work for your schedule, this is a one day quick course that teaches expectant moms about labor and delivery, medications, epidural, breathing and relaxation techniques, Cesarean section and induction. The course is taught by our Certified Childbirth Educators.

Upcoming Classes

Parenting Classes at the BirthCare Center

Power Parenting
This is a one-day class that focuses on breastfeeding, newborn care and infant CPR, to help parents and loved ones prepare for their baby-to-be!

  • Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts a mother and baby can give to each other. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. At our Breastfeeding Class, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will assist soon-to-be moms and provide helpful information to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible.
  • Our Newborn Care Class is taught by our Certified Happiest Baby Instructor and aligns with the Happiest Baby Association. The class covers tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care!
  • Infant CPR class teaches family and friends what they need to know in the event of a life-threatening emergency — for example, if your baby is choking or isn’t moving or breathing because of a fall or a near drowning.

Upcoming Classes

Big Brother/Big Sister Class
This class provides a simple introduction of the BirthCare Center to the Big Brother or Big Sister. What do babies do best, and how can you help mom with the new baby? These questions are answered with the help of the book Bernstein Bears-New Baby, as well as a short tour of our 5-star labor and delivery suites.

Upcoming  Classes

Infant CPR Class
This demonstration class teaches family and friends what they need to know in the event of a life-threatening emergency — for example, if your baby is choking or isn't moving or breathing because of a fall or a near drowning. All instructors are certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Cardiac Life Support.

Upcoming Classes

Mommy / Baby University
This class offers mom an opportunity to learn more about her newborn, make new friends and gain support from both moms and Florida Hospital’s certified parent educators. At each meeting, lactation specialists from our BirthCare Center will provide a warm and comforting environment where mothers can come together to discuss issues they may be having about breastfeeding, ask questions, share stories, and most importantly, to encourage each other along the breastfeeding journey. Mom will also be able to have weight checks of their new baby at each meeting. Join a wonderful group of mothers once a month, and let us help you to be the best mom you can be!

Upcoming Classes

Tours
Tours of the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center are available on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at 4 and 6 pm. Tours can be scheduled online or by calling (386) 231-1400. Tours meet at the BirthCare Center entrance on the 4th floor. No registration required.

Schedule a Tour at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Tours of the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center are available on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at 4 and 6 pm. Tours can also be scheduled by calling (386) 231-1400. Tours meet at the BirthCare Center entrance on the 4th floor. No registration required.

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View Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Classes

Newborn Care: Bringing Home Your Baby
Our Newborn Care class is taught by our Certified Happiest Baby Instructor and aligns with the Happiest Baby Association. The class covers tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care!

Upcoming Classes

Breastfeeding Class
Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts a mother and baby can give to each other. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. At our Breastfeeding Class, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will assist soon-to-be moms and provide helpful information to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible.

Upcoming Classes

 

View Florida Hospital Flagler Classes

Newborn Care: Bringing Home Your Baby
Our Newborn Care class is taught by our Certified Happiest Baby Instructor and aligns with the Happiest Baby Association. The class covers tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care!

Upcoming Classes

Breastfeeding Class
Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts a mother and baby can give to each other. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. At our Breastfeeding Class, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will assist soon-to-be moms and provide helpful information to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible.

Upcoming Classes

Breastfeeding Support Group
In partnership with Flagler County Health Department, Florida Hospital Flagler will host a breastfeeding support group for new mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. This support group will give new moms the opportunity to share their experiences, address any concerns, and support each other through motherhood. If you have any questions, please call the Parent Education staff at (386) 231-3152.

Upcoming Classes

 

Pre-Register for Hospital Delivery

Click here to pre-register for your labor and delivery at the Center for Women & Children at Florida Hospital.