Online Birthing Classes and Hospital Orientation

Pregnant woman taking a class online 

Maternity Classes Are Now Virtual

Through every step of your pregnancy, we are dedicated to providing support, education and high-quality maternity services to help you have a happy and healthy pregnancy, delivery and hospital experience.

  • In order to keep you safe, our baby classes are now taught online by Memorial Family Birthplace educators.
  • Support groups remain complimentary, but please register to attend.
  • Attend via the link provided in your registration.
  • There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion each webinar.

You may register for any class, regardless of which Memorial Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Online Hospital Tours and Orientations

Memorial Regional Hospital

This orientation to Memorial Family Birthplace at Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West provides information regarding what to bring, what the rooms look like, security, visiting and hospital services. Plan to attend early in the pregnancy. View our virtual amenities tour videos at Memorial Regional HospitalMemorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

Register at Memorial Regional Hospital

Register at Memorial Hospital Miramar

Watch Memorial Hospital West Orientation

Online Birthing Classes and Support groups

Baby Care

mom cradling baby

This interactive webinar will help you learn how to take care of your baby, and provide current information for expectant parents.

Topics include:

  • Basic baby care
  • Bonding pointers
  • Car seat safety
  • Characteristics of newborns
  • Crib safety
  • Expectations during newborn hospital stay
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention

You may register for any class, regardless of which Memorial Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Regional Hospital

Register for Class — Hosted by at Memorial Hospital Miramar

Cuidado de su Recién Nacido (Memorial Hospital West) — Baby Care In Spanish

Esta clase cubre información actualizada sobre cuidados básicos para el bebé, la seguridad en la cuna, prevención de SIDS (Síndrome de Muerte Súbita en la Cuna), síntomas de enfermedad e indicadores de que está estableciendo lazos de unión con su bebé. Se enseñan las características de un “bebé normal”, cómo se comportan y cuándo llamar al Pediatra.
Otras clases en español: Lactancia Materna 

Regístrate en la Clase 

Baby Calming

baby massage

This webinar teaches parents simple, step-by-step, fun techniques to quickly soothe their babies' cries using the 5 S's method. Give your child the lifelong benefits of reduced stress and feelings of being loved and secure. Techniques for calming can be practiced on a doll. This class is designed to be taken before the birth but can be taken after as well.

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Breastfeeding

breastfeeding baby

This webinar will provide current information and tips to help to make the early days of breastfeeding a positive experience for new mothers and their infants. All family members are welcome and encouraged to join the webinar. This breastfeeding class should be taken before the baby arrives but may be attended after the birth as well.

To schedule a lactation telehealth visit, call 954-844-9908.

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Clase de Lactancia Materna — Breastfeeding Class in Spanish

Esta clase brinda la información más actualizada y consejos para que los primeros días de lactancia sean una experiencia positiva para las nuevas madres y sus bebés. Se aconseja que la pareja y las abuelas asistan a la clase antes de que nazca el bebé.
Otras clases en español: Cuidado de recien nacido

Registrate en la Clase

Cesarean Birth

labor and delivery operation

This interactive webinar provides information for parents-to-be about cesarean childbirth. Includes information on when a cesarean birth is indicated, anesthesia used, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Information on post-surgery care, recovery, and vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) are included. This webinar is appropriate for anyone who is having a repeat cesarean birth or for a first-time mother.

You may register for any class, regardless of which Memorial Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Regional Hospital

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Hospital Miramar

Healthy Pregnancy and Planning Your Birth

pregnant moms in yoga class

This webinar will help you learn about a healthy pregnancy and process for planning your birth.

Topics include:

  • Changes in your body
  • How to take care of yourself
  • Tracking your baby's movement
  • Your birth environment
  • Your birth team
  • Your baby's healthcare provider

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Infant Safety and CPR

Infant Safety and CPR

This interactive webinar will help you learn how to help create a safe environment for your baby. An Infant CPR and Choking demonstration is included in this webinar. This class follows the American Heart Association’s Infant CPR guidelines. Have a doll or teddy bear ready to practice with. Not suitable for those that require a certification.

Topics include:

  • Baby proofing your home 
  • Safe sleep
  • Fire safety
  • Car safety basics
  • Water safety
  • Poison prevention
  • Toy/Product safety
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Infant CPR and choking

You may register for any class, regardless of which Memorial Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Question about car seat safety? Call our hotline at 954-276-1236.

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Regional Hospital 

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Hospital Miramar 

Infant Sleep Safety

This webinar will cover the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for safe infant sleep. You will learn what a safe infant sleep environment looks like and what you can do to help reduce the risk of infant sleep related deaths.

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Labor and Birth

This webinar will help you and your partner learn current information about the natural labor and birth process. Includes stages of labor, pregnancy warning signs, signs that labor is near and when to come to the hospital.

pregnant mom holding back

Included free in this registration: Prenatal Yoga and Labor Rehearsal Webinar. An interactive session to practice what you have learned with your partner! Don't forget to check your confirmation page for the Link to register for the complimentary Prenatal Yoga and Labor Rehearsal webinar.

Topics include:

  • Making a birth plan
  • Role of your labor support partner
  • Preterm labor signs
  • Warning signs of labor
  • How to know when you are really in labor?
  • Effacement, dilatation and pelvic station
  • Timing contractions
  • When to come to the hospital?
  • How to know (and what to do) if your membranes rupture?
  • Stages of labor (early, active and transition phases and second stage–pushing)
  • Pushing positions
  • Delivery of the placenta
  • Skin-to-skin after birth

You may register for any class, regardless of which Memorial Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Register  for Class — Hosted by Memorial Regional Hospital

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Hospital Miramar

Labor Comfort Techniques and Epidural

This webinar provides information on the pain of labor, comfort measures to help you manage the pain of labor, and labor and birth interventions.

Included free in this registration: Prenatal Yoga and Labor Rehearsal. An interactive session to practice what you have learned with your partner. Don't forget to check your confirmation page for the link to register for the complimentary Prenatal Yoga and Labor Rehearsal webinar.

Topics include:

  • Active, passive and progressive relaxation
  • Aromatherapy
  • Breathing patterns
  • Environmental influences
  • Epidural
  • Episiotomy
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Inducing labor (medical indications and methods)
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Labor positions and back labor
  • Music
  • Narcotic analgesics
  • Spinal and general anesthesia
  • Touch and massage
  • Vacuum Extractor Assisted Birth
  • Where does labor pain come from?

You may register for any class, regardless of which Memorial Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Regional Hospital

Register for Class — Hosted by Memorial Hospital Miramar 

Medical Interventions for Labor & Birth

labor and delivery operation

This webinar provides information about epidurals, inductions, medications, and episiotomies to help you make informed childbirth choices. There is a Q&A session at the conclusion of the webinar.

Please note: It is recommended to take the Labor and Birth webinar to help you and your partner learn current information about the labor and birth process.

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Transition to Parenthood

parents watching baby

So far, there has been a lot of focus in preparing for the arrival of your new baby such as painting the nursery and purchasing a car seat, diapers, and clothes.

But what about the emotional and psychological changes of becoming a new mom or dad or transitioning from a couple of two to a family of three or more? Wellness Essentials in Transitioning to Parenthood: What You Need to Know will educate you on what the research says about the individual and relational changes of new parenthood.

Topics include:

  • Differences between the baby blues and more serious mental health complications during pregnancy or post-birth.
  • Connection between caring for your baby and caring for yourself.
  • Sources for support and a readiness plan in the event you begin experiencing maternal mental health complications (i.e., who to call, what to say, and what to expect).

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Support Groups for New Parents

All of our support groups are free to the community.

Baby and Me Parenting Series

mom holding sleeping baby

This virtual, interactive session is an informal gathering of new parents and their babies which offers support, friendship, information and parenting tips. With expert speakers on topics of interest, as well as an interactive live Q&A session and discussion, it is fun and informative for babies and their parents. Expectant families are welcome too.

Topics and speakers:

  • November 18: How to Promote Fine Motor Skills In Your Baby and Toddle
  • December 2: Language Stimulation for Babies
  • December 16: Infant Development, Amanda Shaleen & Elizabeth Giles, N.S.U. School of Psychology

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Postpartum Breastfeeding Support Group

breastfeeding baby

This webinar is for postpartum moms (after child birth). This virtual group encourages and supports breastfeeding through peer support and an experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® hosts the group. Expectant moms are to register for the breastfeeding class (not this support group).

You may register for any class, regardless of which Memorial Family Birthplace location you choose for the birth of your baby.­

Register for Class — Hosted by at Memorial Regional Hospital

Register for Class — Hosted by at Memorial Hospital Miramar

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Parenting ClassesPediatric Services


Baby UniversityPediatric Services

Join our pediatric specialists virtually to learn about a variety of topics related to your baby's health and well-being.

Car Seat SafetyPediatric Services

In partnership with Safe Kids Broward, this workshop is led by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who will teach you and your family how to properly install a car seat.

Topics include:

  • Car seat installation
  • Common misuse
  • Seat belt or lower anchor
  • Best car seat
  • Aftermarket products

Infant SafetyPediatric Services

baby in car seat

In partnership with Safe Kids Broward, this workshop is designed for parents to learn how to keep their babies safe.

Topics include:

  • Home safety
  • Safe play area
  • Safe sleep
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

For more information and questions, contact Lisa Bravo at lbravo@mhs.net or 954-276-1236.

Universidad Virtual de BebésPediatric Services

Los Temas a Tratar Incluyen

  • Educación sobre alergias alimentarias
  • Prevención de intoxicaciones en bebés y más allá

Oradores destacados

  • Dra. Hanadys Ale
  • Lenys Klumpp - Centros de control de intoxicaciones de Florida

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