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Prenatal and Baby Care Classes

Lee Health: Helping You Through Your Childbirth Experience

Attending Lee Health childbirth classes can be a helpful way for expectant parents to prepare for the labor and birth process. These classes can provide information on topics such as prenatal care, labor stages, pain management techniques, breastfeeding, newborn care and more. Read more about classes available with us.

Prenatal and Baby Care Classes Offered at Lee Health

This class will provide four hours of traditional classroom instruction. The class will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

The cost of the childbirth preparation classes are $60 per couple.

To view class dates and register online click here or for more information, please email [email protected] or call 239-343-5271 between 8 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.

You are encouraged to complete your classes within 3-4 weeks before your due date.

Visiting our Healthpark birthing suites, mom-baby unit and other key areas will familiarize you with our facility and help you prepare to give birth.

This tour is a general overview; however, if you require additional medical Information please refer to the Childbirth class. The tour typically runs 30-40 minutes and is FREE of charge.

Click HERE to view full tour schedule with dates and times.

This is an in person class held at HealthPark Medical Center.

This 2-hour class is taught by board-certified lactation consultants and covers what to expect in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. Classes are offered in the evenings from 4-6pm followed by 15 minutes for any questions.

Please click BOOK to view full class schedule with date and time.

You are encouraged to complete your classes within 3-4 weeks before your due date.

For any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or call 239-343-5271 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This is a private session and is perfect for expecting first-time parents and/or grandparents. The cost is $25 for the expecting parents and a support person. Learn the basics of infant care and ways to prevent injuries occurring in children, including car seat safety.

To register, please call 239-343-5101 for Lee County or 239-254-5960 for Collier County.

This certification course teaches individuals to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers first aid as well as infant and child CPR.

This course is intended for parents, grandparents, child-care providers, and/or anyone else who regularly comes in contact with children. After successful completion of this course, you will receive an American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Classes take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on select Saturdays throughout the year. The cost is $60 per student.  This class is non-refundable, but to re-schedule call 239-343-5101 for Lee County or 239-254-5960 for Collier County. 

Safe Sitter® teaches adolescent baby sitters how to handle problems, how to keep their charges secure and how to nurture and guide a young child. In short, Safe Sitter® babysitters help children stay safe and sound while their parents are away.

This is a medically oriented instruction course that teaches boys and girls in grades 6-8 techniques for safe babysitting. Rescue breathing, choking, safety and first aid for the infant and child are a few of the many topics covered. The cost of the class is $50 per student. To view class dates and register online click here or email [email protected].

For more information or to reschedule call 239-343-5101 for Lee County or 239-254-5960 for Collier County.

Benefits of Childbirth Classes

Childbirth classes can help parents feel more confident and empowered in their ability to cope with the physical and emotional demands of labor and birth. They can also provide an opportunity to meet other expectant parents and build a support network. Other benefits of childbirth classes include:

  • A safe space to discuss fears about labor and birth with an instructor and other couples with similar concerns
  • Teaching your partner how to support you before, during and after birth
  • Reinforcing your bond with your partner through shared experience
  • Learning about pain relief options including breathing techniques, massages, and medications
  • The opportunity to tour your birthing facility and ask about routine practices and expectations within the facility.
  • From checkups to contraception, baby and family care through menopause, our experts are here for complete support for women of all ages. The Lee Health women's health clinic is here to help with gynecology and obstetrics. Visit one our locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Estero.

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