Childbirth Preparation Class Series

WVU Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology in Morgantown is offering a variety of classes for expectant mothers and families. We look forward to helping you prepare for this exciting change in your life!

The Childbirth Preparation Class Series prepares parents for childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting. The classes are designed to make patients aware of their healthcare options and to encourage involvement in their own healthcare.

Classes include:

These classes will cover some of the following topics:

  • The process of birth
  • Medical options
  • Coping skills for labor
  • Cesarean birth
  • Complications in pregnancy and labor
  • Communicating with healthcare providers
  • Newborn characteristics and care
  • Parenting skills

Please notify us if there is a change in your due date or if you need help scheduling a class. Every effort will be made to place you in the class session of your choice.


Note: As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, all July classes will meet via Zoom.

You should register for classes during your second trimester of pregnancy. Class space is limited. To reserve a class space, you can register online, by mail, or by phone.


Check or money order only.

Payment by check:

  • Please make checks payable to: UHA
  • Please bring payment with you to the first class.

We hope to empower each parent with the tools and knowledge needed for the delivery of their precious baby.

Our class is tailored for first-time parents. We educate mom and partner about expectations for the delivery process.

Topics include:

  • Stages of labor
  • Natural childbirth
  • Pain management assisted childbirth
  • Epidural
  • Cesarean section
  • Incorporation of Bradley and Lamaze relaxation methods during childbirth
  • Kangaroo care
  • Postpartum recovery

Breastfeeding Class

Cost: $15
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Classes will meet via Zoom.

This class is offered on the following date:


  • December 13

Childbirth Traditional Class

Cost: $60
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Classes will meet via Zoom.

This three-class series is offered on the following dates:


  • October 10, 17, 24
  • November 28
  • December 5, 12

Childbirth One Day Class

Cost: $60
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Classes will meet in person.

These Saturday classes will take place on the following dates:


  • September 16
  • November 4

Short and Sweet Childbirth Class

A compacted version of our childbirth class that highlights how to recognize labor, the stages of labor, and post-partum recovery.

Cost: $45
Time: 5 – 7:30 pm
Location: Classes will meet via Zoom.

The class is offered on the following dates:


  • September 19
  • November 14

WVU Medicine lactation consultants assist expecting mothers and their families in understanding the process of breastfeeding.

Topics include:

  • Breastfeeding positions
  • Getting the best start
  • How breastfeeding works
  • Proper latch-on technique
  • Returning to work
  • Signs that breastfeeding is going well
  • When to feed your baby

Cost: $15
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Classes will meet via Zoom

The class is offered on the following evenings:


  • September 13
  • November 14

Are you prepared for an unexpected emergency? Designed to equip family and caregivers with lifesaving skills, the Friends & Family CPR class teaches participants how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an infant.

Please check the OB/GYN website for any schedule changes.

Cost: $20
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: This class meets at WVU Medicine Operations Support Center (former Prete building) in the Center for Education and Organizational Development (CEOD), Room 4. The building is located at 3040 University Ave. in Morgantown.

The class is offered on the following evenings:


  • October 24
  • November 14
  • December 5
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