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Pregnancy and childbirth 

Pregnancy and parenting classes

Resources, classes, groups and tours

Legacy Health offers a wide variety of classes for expecting parents, new parents and even grandparents. We know that expecting a child can be a wonderful time for any family and we want you to be prepared. The more you know about childbirth and parenting, the more confident you will be about this life-changing event.

Register online for all your classes

Please register by your fourth month of pregnancy and complete all classes at least one month before your due date. We offer convenient online class registration for all of our pregnancy and newborn classes. Find and register for classes here. Some class overviews below.

Have questions about a registration? Read our FAQs. If you still have questions, email us.

First-time parents

We recommend that first-time parents attend at least one class in each of the following categories:

  • Birth classes
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • New parent support

Schedule

See a complete schedule of pregnancy and parenting classes available at Legacy Health here.

Tours

Maternity tours are offered at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Mount Hood, Legacy Salmon Creek and Legacy Silverton medical centers. Register for a free tour of one of our Family Birth Centers and ask questions about your hospital stay.

Which class is right for you?

See below for pregnancy and parenting class descriptions. Find the right match for your needs and schedule.

Birth classes

Childbirth comprehensive package—Six-week series
Prepare for labor, birth and life with your newborn in a six-week course that combines our Childbirth Preparation, Newborn Essentials and Breastfeeding Basics classes

Childbirth preparation—Four-week series
Prepare for the birth of your child and learn what to expect during labor, birth and postpartum

Childbirth Saturday seminar
Prepare for the birth of your child and learn what to expect during labor, birth and postpartum all in a one-day express Saturday seminar

Comfort and coping for labor
More in-depth labor practice for first-time parents or a refresher for those who have already given birth

Breastfeeding and newborn care classes

Newborn essentials
Bringing home your new baby requires just as much preparation as the birth. Both parents learn valuable tips about caring for a newborn. 

Breastfeeding basics
Prepare for successful breastfeeding. Gain confidence, learn the basics of breastfeeding and how to overcome challenges. Great information for parents.

Newborn essentials and breastfeeding Saturday seminar
Caring for your new baby and breastfeeding basics are covered in this popular Saturday seminar. Both parents learn valuable tips to prepare for life at home with your newborn.

Multiples

Multiple expectations
Extra childbirth preparation for parents expecting twins, triplets or more. Contains great information for both parents. This is taken in addition to the general childbirth class. You can download the multiple expectations class information brochure here.

New parent support

Baby and Me group
Each group meets weekly. We welcome all parents. Come when you can. We offer drop-in sessions and the opportunity for you to weigh your baby, depending on their age. Register here. If you have questions about a registration, read our FAQ.

Becoming us
A class designed for expectant couples to help prepare for parenthood. Knowing how to work together as a team through these common, normal and expected changes can make your connection stronger.

Grandparents Today
Grandparents play an important role in helping to care for a newborn. This class for grandparents-to-be covers the latest safety and newborn care recommendations.

Cancellations, fees and refund policies

Cancellations and refund policy
You will receive a full refund for any paid class that you cancel or reschedule at least two business days in advance. There are no refunds if you cancel or reschedule within two business days of the class. In the unlikely event that Legacy has to cancel or reschedule a paid event, you will either be fully refunded or able to reschedule.

Fees
Class fees include registration for the expectant mom, a support person and all materials. Your insurance health plan may cover part or all of the cost of this class. Please contact your health plan before attending class to determine if reimbursement is available and to find out how to be reimbursed.

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