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.

Visitor restrictions

During the flu season, Legacy (and other hospitals) have visitor restrictions. Learn more about Legacy's visitor restrictions.

Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to visit the birth center or view a room while we have these visitor restrictions. It is unknown when these restrictions will be lifted. However, we now offer virtual Family Birth Center tours. Click here to take a virtual tour now.

We suggest that first-time parents attend at least one class in each of the following categories:
  • Birth classes
  • Breastfeeding
  • E-classes
  • Newborn care
  • New parent support
See complete schedule of pregnancy and parenting classes and tours

Questions about registration? Read our FAQ first. If you still have questions, email us.

Which option is right for you?

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


Legacy offers online childbirth, breastfeeding and mother and baby care classes. Trusted education, your way. Learn essential information when, where, and how you prefer from a mobile device, tablet, or personal computer.

Click here to learn more about these classes



Maternity tours are offered at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Mount Hood, Legacy Salmon Creek and Legacy Silverton medical centers. For Kaiser Permanente patients/members: Please call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 (toll free), option 1 to register for a tour of the Legacy Salmon Creek facility.

*Please note that due to patient room availability or public health restrictions, tours may sometimes need to be limited to classroom only.

Virtual Family Birth Center tours are offered for Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Mount Hood, Legacy Salmon Creek and Legacy Silverton medical centers. Click here to take a virtual tour now.

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

E-class series: Understanding Childbirth

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.

E-class series: Understanding Breastfeeding

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. If you have questions about a registration, read our FAQs.

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.

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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