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MUSC Health Women's Care Perinatal Education Classes

Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fourth, we are here to provide support through every step along the way. Classes are held in one of two locations:

Classes listed below are at the downtown Charleston location unless otherwise noted.

Childbirth Education
Tours of the MUSC Health Birthing Unit
Newborn Care
Breastfeeding
Infant CPR

Please call 843-792-5300 to reserve your seat and let us know which class you want to attend.

Payment may be made at the time of the class, by cash or check.

Childbirth Education Class

Learn what to expect during labor, delivery, and postpartum: relaxation and breathing techniques, pain management, basic newborn care, breastfeeding, how to take care of yourself and your family after the baby is born. The downtown classes include a tour of the unit during the normal class times. However, one-day classes at North Charleston have a separate schedule for unit tours as outlined below.

4 classes, 2 hours each, $50/$30*, bring a partner for free

2018 Classes on Mondays:

  • January 8, 15, 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9, 16, 23
  • July 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19, 26
  • December 3, 10, 17

2018 Classes on Tuesdays:

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April 3, 10, 17, 24
  • June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 6, 13, 20, 27

Or take a one-day class:

1 class, 7 hours, $50/$30*, bring a partner for free 

2018 Classes:

All classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the North Charleston Medical Pavilion location, Third Floor:

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8

*Discounted rate for MUSC student, employee, or spouse

Tours of MUSC Health's Birthing Unit

Tours of the 5th floor Birthing Unit at MUSC are offered from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the dates listed below. Please schedule your tour by calling, 843-792-5300. Each tour is limited to 6 patients (12 individuals total). Tours meet at in the lobby of MUSC's hospital. Please use the entrance off of the Horseshoe on Ashley Avenue.

2018 Tour Dates:

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18

Newborn Care Class

Learn about normal newborn behavior, feeding patterns, signs of illness, safety, sleeping, bathing, immunizations, and solutions for other common concerns.

1 class, 1.5 hours, $10

2018 Classes:

All classes are from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

Breastfeeding Class

Presented by MUSC Women’s Health
Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping, storage, hints and tips, and much more! Your instructors are OB Registered Nurses specially trained in assisting and educating breastfeeding mothers. 

This class is offered at our downtown location – MUSC Medical Center, 2 West Classroom. Cost is $10. Please contact 843-792-5300 to register.

This class is offered from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • January 11, 2018
  • March 8, 2018
  • May 10, 2018
  • July 12, 2018
  • September 13, 2018
  • November 8, 2018

At the North Charleston Medical Pavilion location:

  • February 17
  • April 21
  • July 21
  • October 20

Infant CPR Class

Learn how to perform CPR for infants up to one year of age from our certified American Heart Association instructors.

1 class, 1 hour, $10 per individual (exact cash or check made out to MUSC). Note: There is a 6 person maximum per class. 

At the MUSC Main Hospital downtown, 2 West Classroom:

All classes are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

2018 Classes

  • TBA