Tours & Parent Education Classes

Support Groups at the BirthCare Center

The Center for Women & Children at Florida Hospital is pleased to offer helpful pregnancy, childbirth and parenting classes to the community. Please see below for the list of classes offered at Florida Hospital across Volusia and Flagler. Please note that while some classes are the same, there are some instances where classes vary between the locations. Registration is required for all classes. Scholarships are available for classes with a fee.

If you have any questions about classes at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Florida Hospital Flagler or Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, please call the Parent Education staff at (386) 231-3152.

If you have any questions about classes at Florida Hospital DeLand, please call the 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 –  by checking our Florida Hospital Pregnancy Guide.

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Understanding Birth: Newborn Care, Postpartum Care, and Breastfeeding
This class is offered as one- two hour class and topics such as how to care for your new baby, how to take the best care of yourself postpartum, and why and how to breastfeeding. Cost is $25 per couple.

Upcoming Classes

Understanding Birth: Pregnancy, Labor and Birth
This class is offered as one- 2.5 hour class covering Topics on labor delivery, medications, breathing and relaxation, induction, and Cesarean section. Cost is $25 per couple.

Upcoming Classes

Express Childbirth Class
Prepared childbirth classes are offered as one- four hour class for people with limited time on their hands or just needing a refresher class. This class includes topics on labor delivery, medications, breathing and relaxation, induction, and Cesarean section. Additional topics covered are postpartum care and newborn care. Cost is $50 per couple.

Upcoming Classes

Better Breastfeeding
This program teaches new parents the keys to breastfeeding success. Better Breastfeeding gives parents the solutions and motivation they need to provide their new baby with the best start possible. Cost is $25 per couple.

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The Dad Difference
A comprehensive parenting video for dads. This information empowers dads by teaching them real life solutions to common father-related challenges. Please call to request this free video. To find out more or register for this class, please call (386) 943-4489.

Big Brother/Big Sister
This delightful program using the Silly Siblings video to teach siblings what to expect with a new baby in the house. Please call to request this free video. To find out more or register for this class, please call (386) 943-4489.

Lactation (Breastfeeding) Follow-up Visits for Mommy and Newborn
This class supports mommies and newborns with initial breastfeeding situations and weight checks for newborns. This class takes place the first and third Friday of each month from 10am - 12pm and is free; however, registration is required.

Upcoming Classes

Mommy to Mommy Support Group
This class curriculum is designed to support and enlighten new moms. Group interaction gives moms the opportunity to share similar experiences and promotes friendships that have the potential to last a lifetime. This class takes place the first Friday of each month from 12 - 1 pm and is free; however, registration is required.

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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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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!

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Breast is Best: 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.

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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.

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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!

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Tours
Tours of the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center are available on the first Tuesday and Thursday 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 Thursday 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

Understanding Birth: Newborn Care, Postpartum Care, and Breastfeeding
This class is offered as one- two hour class and topics such as how to care for your new baby, how to take the best care of yourself postpartum, and why and how to breastfeeding. This class is free!

Upcoming Classes

Better Breastfeeding Class
This program teaches new parents the keys to breastfeeding success. Better Breastfeeding gives parents the solutions and motivation they need to provide their new baby with the best start possible. This class is free!

Upcoming Classes

 

View Florida Hospital Flagler Classes

Understanding Birth: Newborn Care, Postpartum Care, and Breastfeeding
This class is offered as one- two hour class and topics such as how to care for your new baby, how to take the best care of yourself postpartum, and why and how to breastfeeding. This class is free!

Upcoming Classes

Better Breastfeeding Class
This program teaches new parents the keys to breastfeeding success. Better Breastfeeding gives parents the solutions and motivation they need to provide their new baby with the best start possible. This class is free!

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.