Childbirth education classes

Breastfeeding classes have resumed online only. These sessions are prerecorded for viewing. Please call 402.559.4452 if you do not receive instructions on how to log in online for your class. 

Detailed Class Descriptions and Registration

Childbirth Education Classes

This class is designed to prepare new mothers and their support person for the birth process. Childbirth education classes are taught via Zoom or in person on Saturdays.

If your insurer is going to pay for the class, you must also call to reserve your spot over the phone. A variety of topics are covered in this class, including:

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Massage and visualization
  • Epidural
  • Pain management
  • Use of forceps
  • Importance of bonding with baby
  • Newborn care
  • Feeding the baby
  • Colic and infants
  • Infant stimulation
  • Breastfeeding

We recommend this class for everyone, but specifically those planning on a natural birth, or one with few medical interventions. These classes are ideal for those who are at least 32 weeks pregnant. Feel free to register for the class date you would like before that time.

You may view the virtual tour of our labor and delivery unit online. Our educators also have a recent video tour you will see during class instruction. No in-person tours are being given at this time.

You will also need to pay for the $50 class by credit card online or over the phone. The class must be paid for by the first day of class before the session starts. 

Sign Up For Childbirth Education Classes

Tour the Nebraska Medicine Labor and Delivery Unit

Take a tour of our modern and fully equipped labor and postpartum rooms. Touring the Nebraska Medicine Labor and Delivery Unit is a great way to become familiar with and ask questions regarding what to expect when it’s time to deliver your baby. During this tour, you will learn about our wireless monitoring, birthing options, waterbirth and hydrotherapy techniques, available pain management options and meet members of our labor and delivery team.
See our Labor and Delivery Unit tour times.

Breastfeeding Support Classes

These sessions are prerecorded for viewing at your convenience. Feel free to simply sign up for any "class," and you'll receive an email with all the relevant links to videos and documents attached. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we will return to in-person classes.

While breastfeeding is natural and normal, mothers may need support and help to achieve their breastfeeding goals. We recommend taking this class at least four to six weeks before the baby is due.

You will also need to pay for the $15 class by credit card online or over the phone. Patients registered for the Childbirth Education course may take breastfeeding classes at no cost. The class must be paid for by the first day of class before the session starts. Call us if you would like to register for the breastfeeding class that is offered free when enrolled in the childbirth education class, and we can get you the paperwork you'll need.


Sign Up For Breastfeeding Support Classes

Convenient Class Location

Childbirth education classes are offered online via Zoom and in-person at the Olson Center for Women’s Health in the Durham Outpatient Center
In-person childbirth education classes are offered in two ways. You can sign up for two three-hour sessions during the week or for all-sessions. The all-day class is offered one Saturday a month.  Zoom childbirth education classes are only offered as two three-hour sessions. 
Please remember to bring your labor book or breastfeeding book with you to class. 
Space is limited.

Below are the book covers.