Perinatal Classes

Online Prepared Childbirth eClass

Birthing Your Baby - Questions & Answers

We understand being able to plan is a high priority for our expectant parents. Therefore, we encourage you to review our FAQs about birthing your baby with us at Mount Sinai South Nassau.

Prenatal Classes - Knowledge is Power

The Parent-Child Education program at Mount Sinai South Nassau is here to prepare you for the multiple stages of life — pregnancy, childbirth and beyond! Our In-Person and Online courses help you learn about your baby’s birth, care for your newborn, and provide information regarding breastfeeding, labor, and delivery. They answer a variety of your questions and help you establish a relationship with your health care provider about your decision to give birth at Mount Sinai South Nassau. Our aim is to give you the confidence you need to have a calm and positive birthing experience. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make health care decisions that are best for you and your family.

Studies consistently show that those who prepare with evidence based education experience a better outcome and a more satisfying birth. We recommend attending class as of your 20th week of pregnancy and welcome those who wish to attend sooner. There is no refund of the class fee if you birth early. If you cannot make both dates of the scheduled class, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis to split sessions.

Our interactive, live in-person classes include a printed, full color 70-page comprehensive guide and a free companion app.

The app includes:

  • Essential ad-free information
  • More than 50 videos
  • Tools, checklists, and printouts
  • Donation to a charity for every new account

Please sign up early as class size is limited!

Our Online e-classes include:

Understanding Birth

Can’t come to a childbirth class? We’ll bring it to you! Understanding Birth eClass is your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. These virtual classes especially designed for those looking for flexibility due to work schedule, time constraints, or medical conditions. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch various birth stories. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan!

You can access the eClass from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 4-6 hours to complete.

eClass chapters:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Birth Stories
  • Comfort Techniques
  • Medical Procedures
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Newborns
  • Postpartum

What’s included?

  • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
  • Quizzes, interactive exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
  • Essential tools, including a birth plan checklist and contraction timer
  • Audio library with soothing sounds, lullabies, and relaxation exercises
  • PDF library, glossary, and web links
  • Class completion certificate

REGISTER HERE for Understanding Birth.

Understanding Your Newborn

This two-and-a-half-hour course covers the essentials of newborn care. You will learn about newborn traits and behaviors, sleeping patterns, comfort techniques, diapering, bathing, feeding, and safety, including sudden infant death syndrome guidelines.

REGISTER HERE for Understanding Your Newborn.

Understanding Breastfeeding

In this two-hour class, a certified lactation consultant will teach you the breastfeeding basics, including how to succeed at breastfeeding, how to stimulate milk production, and how to know when it is time to feed your baby. You will also learn positions for breastfeeding and getting a good latch and expressing milk. The course will also cover breast care and developing a breastfeeding lifestyle.

We have earned Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA and encourage you to keep your baby with you in your room throughout your stay. This promotes bonding and a successful start to breastfeeding. Our lactation consultants are available to provide guidance and support for mothers who choose to nurse their babies.

REGISTER HERE for Understanding Breastfeeding.

Infant-Child CPR

This 2.5-hour class covers CPR techniques for infants to one-year-olds. The class focuses on choking, safe sleep positions, infant safety, and products, burn care, poison control, and when to call 911. Taught by an RN and certified CPR instructor, this class is live, online on specific Saturday mornings and weeknights.

REGISTER HERE for only Infant-Child CPR through Mount Sinai Hospital.

Ask the Educator Live Webinar

During this free, one-hour live online seminar, we invite expecting parents to ask questions related to pregnancy, childbirth, and birthing a baby at Mount Sinai South Nassau. Information about our Gentle Cesarean and Holistic Birth Programs are given.

These sessions are one-on-one with our certified perinatal educator, mama of two and birth doula, Debi Tracy. Participants in Understanding Birth, Understanding Your Newborn and Understanding Breastfeeding online e-classes can register for this free online seminar as a follow-up to those sessions after they complete their eClasses. Select a time by calling (516) 377-5310 or email

Ready to register for our e-Classes Bundle?

The $100 bundle includes the following 3 e-learning classes:

REGISTER HERE for e-learning class bundle.

E-Classes are accessible for up to nine months after initial purchase. Each e-Class may be purchased separately for $40. There are no refunds or partial credit towards the e-Bundle or any other e-Class after purchase.

  • Step 1: Register and pay online for the e-Class of your choice.
  • Step 2: Confirmation email sent within 72 hours
  • Step 3: Set-up your free InJoy account.
  • Step 4: Start your online e-Class at your pace, your place.

When you have questions, please reach out to our Perinatal Educator, Debi Tracy, at (516) 377-5310 or via email at Please direct medical questions to your provider by phone or in person.

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