Perinatal Education Classes

Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fourth, we are here to provide support through every step along the way.

Classes listed below are at the downtown Charleston location unless otherwise noted.

Please call 843-792-5300 to reserve your seat and let us know which class you want to attend.

Payment may be made at the time of the class, by cash or check.

Childbirth Education Class

Learn what to expect during labor, delivery, and postpartum: relaxation and breathing techniques, pain management, basic newborn care, breastfeeding, how to take care of yourself and your family after the baby is born.

Monday evenings 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

$50.00/ $30.00 MUSC employee, spouse, or student paid the first night of class cash or check.
Each monthly series is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 and SJCH/PTWP leadership.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor Auditorium, room 7010.

2022 Classes on Monday Nights

October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26

2023 Classes on Monday Nights

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September NO Monday night classes due to holiday

Wednesday evenings 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

$50.00/ $30.00 MUSC employee, spouse, or student paid the first night of class cash or check.
Each monthly series is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 and SJCH/PTWP leadership.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor Auditorium, room 7010.

2022 Classes on Wednesday Nights

September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21, 28

2023 Classes on Wednesday Nights

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13, 20

Newborn Care Class 2022

Evenings 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn about normal newborn behavior, feeding patterns, signs of illness, safety, sleeping, bathing, immunizations, and solutions for other common concerns.

Enrollment is capped at 8 patients currently due to social distancing.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor, Auditorium, room 7008.

$10.00 cash or check paid at the class.
Each class is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 and SJCH/PTWP leadership.

2022 Classes

December 19

2023 Classes

February 20
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

Breastfeeding Class 2022

Evenings 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presented by MUSC Women’s Health.

Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping, storage, hints and tips, and much more! Your instructors are OB registered nurses specially trained in assisting and educating breastfeeding mothers.

Enrollment is capped at 8 patients currently due to social distancing.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor, Auditorium, room 7010

$10.00 cash or check paid at the class.

2022 Dates

November 17

2023 Dates

January 19
March 16
May 18
July 20
September 21
November 16

Car Seat Safety Class 2022 - 2023

Learn everything you need to know about keeping kids safe in vehicles from a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Learn about different types of car seats, how to install car seats in vehicles, proper harness placement, and general safety tips.

Tuesday evenings 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Enrollment is capped at 10 attendees currently due to social distancing. Each class is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 by SJCH/PTWP leadership.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor room 7008. 

December 13th
January 10th
February 14th
March 14th
April 11th
May 9th
June 13th
July 11th
August 8th
September 12th
October 10th
November 14th
December 12th