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Memorial Childbirth Classes

Please Note: All Childbirth Classes are canceled while our hospitals are on visitor restrictions. Classes have been converted to virtual e-classes. Classes have been converted to virtual e-classes. Call 574-647-1658 (Memorial) and 574-524-7101 (Elkhart) with further questions

Visit our Classes and Events page for a complete list of class description and to register for a class. If you have questions please call 574.647.1658 to learn more.

Preparing for Childbirth: Learn about pregnancy, the labor process, delivery, common medical interventions and relaxation techniques through a variety of hands-on experience.

Preparing for Breastfeeding Success: Learn about the production of breast milk, the importance of skin-to-skin contact, effect latch, positioning, supply and demand of milk and much more. Register for this class.

Online Breastfeeding Class for Parents: Watch these free online classes intended for parents.

After Baby Comes: Learn how to soothe and care for your new baby at home.

Childbirth E-Class: Take an interactive online childbirth class at your convenience and learn everything you need to know about childbirth, including comfort techniques during labor, medical procedures, tips for partners and much more. Register for this class. Three months of access to all class content for only $25.

Meet Our Educators

Gemma is a LPN, (Licensed Practical Nurse), Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). She has served as a birth/breastfeeding educator for Beacon Health System since 2005. She graduated in 1980 from Arlington Memorial Hospital School of Vocational Nursingin Texas. Gemma has worked in a variety of nursing positions, including Childbirth Unit, Mother Baby, Pediatrics and Family Medicine. She currently teaches our hospital breastfeeding classes and works at our Beacon Breastfeeding Support Group. She is passionate about teaching how women are wonderfully created to give birth and to feed their babies.

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Morgan is an RNC, certified in inpatient obstetrics. She is the educator for the After Baby Comes and Childbirth classes. Morgan has worked on the Childbirth Unit since 2012. She is a graduate from The University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. Morgan is passionate about teaching and preparing new parents and families about some of the most exciting moments in their lives.

Have questions?

Please contact Morgan Mayes, Perinatal Education Coordinator, at 574-647-1658 or email gro.metsyshtlaehnocaeb@seyamm.

Classes are led by educators who are specialized nurses in Lamaze (healthy birth practices for safe childbirth and labor), inpatient obstetrics and lactation.