Planning for Pregnancy Classes

Because we want you to be as comfortable and confident as possible in the days leading up to your baby's birth, during labor and when it's time to go home, UConn Health offers these preparing for pregnancy classes so you can learn what to expect.

Breastfeeding Class

A class offered on breastfeeding for expectant parents led by a certified lactation consultant. Discussion topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, and how the rest of the family can help the breastfeeding mother as well as how to continue breastfeeding and working. Class is held online from 6 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Class is free and limited to 20 couples. Call 860-679-7692 to register.

July 8, 2020

The location for the remaining classes will be determined at a later date. Starting in August, there will be a class fee of $25.00/family.

August 12, 2020
September 16, 2020
October 14, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 9, 2020

Childbirth Preparation Class

The class will cover anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor, emotions of pregnancy, nutrition, fetal growth and development, comfort measures for labor, working with unexpected events in labor, cesarean delivery as well as practice of relaxation and breathing techniques for labor. Class is held online from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. Class is free and limited to 8 couples. Call 860-679-7692 to register.

July 12, 2020

Starting in August, there will be a class fee of $75.00.

August 16, 2020
September 13, 2020
October 18, 2020

Hospital Maternity Tours

Tours are held on Saturdays at 2 p.m. A representative will meet you in the University Tower lobby and guide you through labor and delivery, postpartum, and the nursery. Children and grandparents are welcome to attend tours. Class size is limited to 7 families. Visit Locations and Directions for driving directions. This tour is free.

At this time, tours are cancelled due to COVID-19.

Prenatal Parenting

Becoming a new parent is exciting and challenging. Together we’ll learn what to expect – from welcoming your baby to first steps. Expecting moms and dads are invited to a supportive and educational group program on preparing for the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. This class does not replace hospital childbirth preparation classes.

Topics include: pregnancy and parenting adjustment, parent-child attachment, infant crying, infant feeding, infant sleeping, establishing routines, and postpartum planning/community resources. Parents receive free materials. Program is free and light snacks are included.

To register for the Prenatal Parenting program and for more information, visit the Parenting Program website.