When you become a new mom or dad, there can be a lot of new information. At Beverly Hospital, we encourage parents to learn as much as possible about pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care by taking classes offered by our certified childbirth educators.

Choose “Class Registration” to register for classes and tours or call 978-816-2217 to learn more.


Programs Before Delivery

Prenatal Childbirth Preparation Class

Topics in this class include signs and stages of labor, comfort measures for labor, breathing techniques, medication and anesthesia and much more.  A maternity tour is also provided during the classes.* 

In Person Class Options (pricing ranges from $75 – $150 per couple): (1) Weekday evenings from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for four weeks, (2) Weekend classes Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (must attend both days), or (3) All Day Saturday, Sunday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, or (4) Four Hour Class (options vary)

Virtual Class Option ($75 per couple): One Sunday a month from 10 am – 2 pm.

Please note: We are unable to accept FSA or HSA cards. We accept all major credit and debit cards. We will provide a receipt after you attend class to submit for reimbursement.

Hypnobirthing Class

The Hypnobirthing method of childbirth education is as much a philosophy as it is a technique.  Taught by a certified Hypnobirthing practitioner, this course will teach techniques of deep relaxation, visualization and self-hypnosis. In person classes are held in four-week sessions from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, weekdays.  $225.00 per couple

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding class will help prepare a mom to breastfeed. Topics discussed are latching, recognizing swallows and satiation, hand expression and much more.  This one-time class is offered both in person and virtually multiple evenings a month from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Partners are encouraged to attend with mom.  $50.00 per couple

Spinning Babies® Parent Class

Spinning Babies® Parent Class highlights your baby’s active role in birth! During labor your baby needs to pass through the three levels of the pelvis. Come and learn techniques to help open your pelvis, and about the muscles that support and restrict pelvic levels. Together, you and your birth partner will be able to use this knowledge and positional work before and during labor to help “make room for the baby!” Spinning Babies® reveals how to make pregnancy more comfortable and how your baby can find optimal positions for labor, making birth simpler. This one-time class is offered in person once a month on varying dates and times. Partners must attend. $150.00 per couple

Cesarean Birth Preparation Class

This class is intended for any parent planning a cesarean birth voluntarily, for a medical reason, and for those seeking more information. It will provide expectant parents with the tools necessary to walk into the birth of their baby with confidence and a sense of celebration. This is a one-time class offered virtually once a month on varying dates and times. Partners are encouraged to attend, as well. $60.00 per couple

Baby Care and More Class

This class discusses the care of the newborn from birth to several months old. It covers home safety, diapering, swaddling, bathing, feeding cues and much more. This is a single class offered both in person and virtually is held once a month on a weekday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM or Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. $50.00 per couple

Boot Camp for Birth Support & Beyond

Most education surrounding childbirth focuses on the person carrying the child, as it rightly should. Those in the role of supporting childbirth (spouses, significant others, couples using a surrogate, etc) should be equally as prepared for the joys and challenges in store.

In this class you’ll hear from both “veterans” and others currently in a birth support role and get to ask the questions and have the conversations that would seem less appropriate and / or a lower priority in other birth education classes. This class meets once a month in person on a Saturday morning from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Virtual option also available  $50.00

American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of child CPR with breaths, child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

If our in-person offering does not work for you, please consider the following learning tool:  CPR Anytime Kit – Infant

You may also utilize the YoMingo Online Educational Tool for information on infant CPR and choking. Please see below for registration details.

Maternity Tours

Tours are provided several times a month and are free of charge. Complimentary.

Programs After Delivery

Virtual and In-Person Mother Baby Group

These groups are held virtually or in person on Monday’s and Tuesday’s from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Meeting other moms in a shared space and getting tips and advice from the nurse, lactation counselor and/or OB educator facilitator is priceless. Registration is not required, please feel free to join us in the Women’s Health Building, Large Conference Room at 83 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Virtual option also available – please click here. Complimentary; no fee required.

Virtual and In-Person Dad/Support Person & Baby Connection

Welcome new dads and support people. Join us in person or virtually every second Saturday of the month from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Lecture Hall at Beverly Hospital 85 Herrick St, Beverly, MA 01915. Chat with others and get tips on fatherhood and parenting. This is held directly after our Boot Camp for Birth Support & Beyond class and all are welcome. No registration is required. If you would prefer to join virtually please click here. Complimentary; no fee required.

American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR

If our in-person offering does not work for you, please consider the following learning tool:  CPR Anytime Kit – Infant.

You may also utilize the YoMingo Online Educational Tool for information on infant CPR and choking. Please see below for registration details.

All classes can be taken individually or bundled together.

Prenatal Childbirth Preparation Class (in person) + Prenatal Breastfeeding Class + Baby Care & More Class = $225 ($25 savings)

Prenatal Childbirth Preparation Class (virtual) + Prenatal Breastfeeding Class + Baby Care & More Class = $150 ($25 savings)

Hypnobirthing Class + Prenatal Breastfeeding Class + Baby Care & More = $300 ($25 savings)

If you are interested in the above offers please email us at parenteducation@lahey.org or call us at 978-816-2217


YoMingo: Online Educational Tool

Beverly Hospital offers a free online education tool and app powered by YoMingo for our maternity patients. YoMingo offers information about pregnancy, breastfeeding, your hospital stay, and more.

  • Visit bit.ly/beverlyyomingo to register and follow the instructions.
  • Once registered, you will be sent a link to gain access. The platform may be accessed on any browser at myYoMingo.com or you may download the free app myYomingo.