Missoula Childbirth Classes

Providence St. Patrick Hospital offers education classes to ease your way into this new stage of your life. Our classes are taught by certified childbirth educators and are designed to prepare you and give you peace of mind during these next exciting phases of your life, from pre-delivery to life with a baby at home.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

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Prenatal childbirth classes

  • Six-week comprehensive birth class series

    This class explores the physical, mental and emotional process of labor and will enrich your understanding of what your body and baby do throughout the birthing process. This class meets for two hours, once a week, for six consecutive weeks.
  • Saturday birth class intensive

    This is a condensed version of our six-week birth class series, covered in one Saturday.

Prenatal infant care classes

  • Breastfeeding basics

    This prenatal breastfeeding class is designed for mothers who plan to breastfeed and for those that have not yet made the decision, but want to learn more.
  • Newborn care basics

    Discover ways to ease your baby’s transition into the world, enhance your understanding of how to read your newborn’s signs and cues, and develop confidence in your ability to meet your infant’s basic needs.
  • Infant emergency response

    Explore the key considerations for keeping your newborn safe at home, including infant CPR and recitation. This class does not provide CPR certification.

Prenatal family classes

  • Sibling class

    "Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister" is a fun and interactive experience that will help your child prepare for the role of big brother or sister, explore what life with a new baby is like and mix and mingle with other children who are also waiting for a little brother or sister to arrive.
  • Grandparents class

    Babies haven’t changed, but what we know about them has! This class brings together seasoned, first time and expecting grandparents to celebrate the arrival or coming of a grandbaby.

After your baby is born

  • Back to work or school breastfeeding class

    Learn the basics of effective pumping and milk storage, bottle feeding, keeping up milk supply and confidently transitioning from home back to work or school.
  • Infant massage class

    Learn techniques that will contribute to your baby’s development, deepen attachment, help you understand and respond appropriately to your baby’s cues, relax and soothe a fussy baby, relieve gas and symptoms of colic and help your baby sleep better.