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Childbirth and Parent Classes

Childbirth and parent classes are now face to face or virtual

At Baystate Health, we provide a wealth of education and support for expectant parents and families. We can help through every stage of pregnancy, childbirth, delivery, and beyond.

Childbirth and parent classes cover a range of topics, including:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Childbirth
  • Infant care and keeping baby safe
  • Babysitter academy
  • Grandparents best practices
  • Yoga classes for before and after you give birth

We also offer support groups for new parents and families.


Classes and groups are offered in Springfield and Greenfield. Select a location and get started.


Who says children don’t come with a handbook? Check out these detailed booklets from Baystate for help with breastfeeding, pregnancy, and childbirth:

Becoming A Family Book 1: Your Pregnancy & Hospital Services

Becoming a Family Book 2: Your Baby & You at Home

Baystate's Babies:  Getting to Know Your Baby - A Parent's Guide

Wesson Women & Infants' Unit Virtual Tour

Learn what to expect if you're delivering your baby at Baystate Medical Center with our virtual tour. And if you're planning to deliver at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, learn more about the facilities and care here.

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