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.
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.
We recommend that first-time parents attend at least one class in each of the following categories:
- Birth classes
- Newborn care
- New parent support
See a complete schedule of pregnancy and parenting classes available at Legacy Health here.
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.
Classes offered in Spanish/ Las clases se ofrecen en español:
Salud Medical Center
1175 Mount Hood Ave.
Woodburn, OR 97071
Lancaster Family Health Center
255 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, OR 97301
To register/para registrarse o para mas informacion, por favor llame a Beatriz: 503-576-8390 ext. 6830
*Please note that due to patient room availability or public health restrictions, tours may sometimes need to be limited to classroom only.
Which class is right for you?
See below for pregnancy and parenting class descriptions. Find the right match for your needs and schedule.
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
Bringing home your new baby requires just as much preparation as the birth. Both parents learn valuable tips about caring for a newborn.
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.
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.
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 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.