As of  3/13/2020, BMC has requested that we postpone tours of Labor and Delivery at this time to preserve the safety and health of our patients.

Virtual Tours

Tours of BMC's newly renovated Labor and Delivery suites with single-family Mother-Baby rooms, newborn nursery, and NICU are available in English only. Tours last approximately one hour.

Labor and Delivery suite tours are on Mondays and Fridays at 12 p.m., and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Those attending should meet in the Yawkey building on the 5th floor, in the OB/GYN department.

Please register for Labor and Delivery suite tours by calling 617.414.3875 and leaving a message with your name, due date, phone number, and the best time to call you back, or you can e-mail [email protected].

The Importance of Childbirth Education

What Happens in Childbirth Classes?

Childbirth classes help you know what to expect during labor and birth. You can talk with other pregnant women, learn about how your body works and how your baby is growing. You will talk about birth, breastfeeding, and new motherhood. Childbirth education can be a safe place to ask questions or talk about your worries. These classes are free of charge.

English Classes

Mondays 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesdays 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Fridays 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location for English drop-in classes

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Building
850 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

6 Week Childbirth Series: Families learn about labor and birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care. There is a $100 fee for BMC patients and $150 fee for non-BMC patients. To inquire about our next session, call 617.414.3875 (As of 3/30/2020, classes and tours are canceled until further notice.) A virtual option may become available soon, so please email Childbirth Education for more information.

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Postponed until further notice

Labor and Birth Workshop: A one-day Prepared Labor Workshop consists of labor and birth, pain management including non-pharmacological methods, breathing and relaxation techniques, breastfeeding, newborn care, and postpartum care. $100 fee for BMC patients and $150 fee for non-BMC patients. To inquire about dates please call 617.414.3875. (As of 3/30/2020, classes and tours are canceled until further notice.) A virtual option may become available soon, so please email Childbirth Education for more information.

Saturdays 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Occur Monthly- Postponed (As of 3/30/2020, classes and tours are canceled until further notice.) A virtual option may become available so please email Childbirth Education for more information.

Call Anitra Anderson, Childbirth Educator, at 617.414.3875 for location. Please use the following link for a calendar of available classes.

Location

850 Harrison Ave. 5th floor, Centering Pregnancy Room Please call 617.414.3875 or email [email protected].

*Payments for classes are accepted by check or money order. Please make your check or money order payable to Boston Medical Center and bring it to your first class.

Registration and Questions

If you have questions about any of our classes or if you would like to register, please call the childbirth education line: 617.414.3875 or email [email protected].